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


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


that's an almighty large pumpkin you've grown there


the missionaries gave thanks to the Almighty for their miraculous deliverance from death
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

An almighty dump of torrential rain and hail severed the Tour route just as Bernal was succeeding in ripping the race lead off Alaphilippe, who'd clung to it like a kid with a favorite toy. John Leicester And Samuel Petrequin,, "22-year-old Egan Bernal is first Colombian to win Tour de France," 28 July 2019 The second is to secure the almighty patent for it. Michael Williams, The Conversation, "US health care: An industry too big to fail," 24 July 2019 Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s fiercely cynical opera about the destructive power of the almighty dollar? Joshua Barone, New York Times, "Review: Ivo van Hove’s ‘Mahagonny’ Does Justice to Brecht and Weill," 7 July 2019 Madre keeps a base of a la carte signature tacos that anchor the menu, while the rest of the lineup stays in dynamic flux, giving the kitchen staff ample room to take whimsical liberties with the almighty taco. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Boise’s trendy new taquerias redefine the taco – and diners get to taste the difference," 27 June 2018 That’s not what one expects to learn from a film about an almighty singer whose voice created a score for several dramatic decades of American life, and who will be ever defined by the way that voice made people feel. The New York Review of Books, "Joshua Jelly-Schapiro," 5 Apr. 2018 But the real reason had less to do with alliteration and more to do with the almighty. Shoaib Daniyal, Quartz India, "Haleem or Daleem? WhatsApp university fuels debate over Ramzan delicacy," 4 June 2019 The almighty squat is in so many workouts for a reason—for many reasons, actually. Amy Marturana, SELF, "17 Squat Variations That Will Seriously Work Your Butt," 18 Mar. 2019 McLaren—which has a Formula 1 team, barely—has taken the three-seater layout from its almighty F1 of the 1990s for the Speedtail. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "12 cylinders, 11,000rpm: Aston Martin’s new engine is a monster," 12 Dec. 2018

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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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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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