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 intensivean 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 Fans ignored police advice and gathered outside Anfield Stadium on Thursday, setting off flares, fireworks and toasting the end to an almighty wait. Ben Church And Darren Lewis, CNN, "'These boys will not stop': Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eyes potential points record after winning title," 26 June 2020 The virus has thrown an almighty spanner in the works. The Economist, "Ninety percent of everything As the virus rages on shore, merchant seamen are stranded on board," 18 June 2020 None of this is meant to knock the NBA or question its decision to go head-with-head with almighty football. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, "The NBA is about to take on the NFL and should be applauded for it," 5 June 2020 This is a character whose popularity rivals that of the almighty Darth Vader. David Betancourt, Washington Post, "‘The Clone Wars’ proves yet again that Darth Maul is the most tragic Star Wars character," 27 Apr. 2020 After weeks of hearing about The Masked Singer‘s almighty Super Nine, the top three performers from Groups A, B and C finally took the stage on Wednesday’s April Fools-themed episode. Dana Rose Falcone,, "Masked Singer: White Tiger Returns to the Jungle After Super 9 Take the Stage — Who Was Revealed?," 1 Apr. 2020 Tiresias may have been just poking some fun at the almighty gods. Rachel E. Gross, Scientific American, "The Clitoris, Uncovered: An Intimate History," 4 Mar. 2020 The first indication was part three's pagan witches, who tried to resurrect their own almighty gods and now there's a time monster who may answer to no one, not even Blackwood. Martha Sorren,, "What The Heck Did Father Blackwood Just Unleash On Sabrina?," 24 Jan. 2020 Where things go from here largely hinges on a single factor: the almighty consumer. Heather Long, Washington Post, "This is the factor that’s likely to determine whether there’s a U.S. recession," 29 Aug. 2019 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, "Love Poems for People with Children," 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 7 Aug. 2020.

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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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