al·​mighty | \ ȯl-ˈmī-tē How to pronounce almighty (audio) \

Definition of almighty

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 often capitalized : having absolute power over all Almighty God
2a : relatively unlimited in power an almighty board of directors
b : having or regarded as having great power or importance the almighty dollar
3 informal : mighty used as an intensive an almighty shock



Definition of almighty (Entry 2 of 3)

: to a great degree : extremely although he did not precisely starve, he was almighty hungry— W. A. Swanberg



Definition of Almighty (Entry 3 of 3)

: god sense 1 used with the

Other Words from almighty


almightiness noun

Examples of almighty in a Sentence

Adjective the almighty shock that we got when we received the bill when we are young, we want our parents to be almighty and to be able to make everything right when something goes wrong Adverb that's an almighty large pumpkin you've grown there Noun the missionaries gave thanks to the Almighty for their miraculous deliverance from death
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The only reason this game was played is the almighty dollar. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2022 Summer has the best reputation for the freshest produce (hello, corn and tomatoes!), but autumn really serves up some solid fall fruits and vegetables, from apples to cauliflower to Brussels sprouts, and of course, the almighty squash. Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, 20 Aug. 2022 Michael VanElzakker, a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, has hypothesized that viruses may cause ME/CFS and long Covid by triggering a malfunction in the almighty vagus nerve. Marla Broadfoot, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Aug. 2022 Is all that’s left now, the show casually wonders, nothing but tail-chomping snakes and the almighty algorithm? David Fear, Rolling Stone, 20 June 2022 The almighty Mind Flayer was framed as the Queen Bee, the center of a vast hive mind which seems to connect every inhabitant of the Upside Down, whose instincts were clearly predatory, but ultimately, unknown. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 3 July 2022 But after giving birth, the hormone rapidly drops, often causing migraine to roar back with an almighty force, according to the Mayo Clinic. Kirsten Nunez, SELF, 22 June 2022 The story follows what happens after Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed almighty powers of the Egyptian gods and immediately imprisoned. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2022 Most of these decisions come down to a thirst for the almighty international dollar. Tatiana Siegel, Rolling Stone, 20 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb God almighty, coming from a council house in North London, my god. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 5 June 2022 Inside the powerful jaws of the mouth almighty, though, things were a little weird. New York Times, 3 May 2022 And the driver hits the gas and goes zoom, zoom, zoom so fast that the mommies on the bus say Jesus Christ almighty, slow down! John Kenney, The New Yorker, 26 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of almighty


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1830, in the meaning defined above


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for almighty


Middle English, from Old English ealmihtig, from eall all + mihtig mighty

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“Almighty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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adjective, often capitalized
al·​mighty | \ ȯl-ˈmī-tē How to pronounce almighty (audio) \

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: having absolute power over all Almighty God

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