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

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective My business transactions transcend the almighty dollar, and the profits are shared. Karla Theilen, STAT, 27 June 2021 The almighty God of the universe gave up His seat at the right hand of the Father in heaven to incarnate as a man, and not as a man with any kind of human authority, but as a man who could be pushed in a ditch with no recourse. Dominic Pino, National Review, 27 June 2021 Juneteenth is traditionally a barbecue holiday, where families and friends will gather around the almighty grill (or pit). Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 12 June 2021 For arts organizations, the board of directors or trustees is almighty. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 But the almighty onion deserves a place on that list of iconic charred flavors. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 11 May 2021 Shirtless men with feral streaks across their faces demand a sacrifice to the almighty router. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 5 May 2021 Of course, everything about Play Something — including those short and sweet show descriptions — is powered by the same almighty algorithm which determines what shows up on every user’s Browse page. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 28 Apr. 2021 The almighty grill can also turn out show-stopping main dishes for holidays (4th of July, anyone?) and special occasions, all while keeping your oven off and your house cool. Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb 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

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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 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of almighty

: having complete power
: having a great deal of power or importance
: very great or loud


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

Kids Definition of almighty

: having absolute power over all Almighty God

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