al·mighty | \ ȯl-ˈmī-tē \

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

And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love. Randall Balmer, Washington Post, "‘Love is the only way’: How a black preacher’s royal wedding address showed the power of a good sermon," 21 May 2018 My brother, my sister, God love you, God bless you, and may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love. Fox News, "Love and fire: Text of Michael Curry's royal wedding address," 19 May 2018 And may God hold us all In those almighty hands of love. Samantha Cooney, Time, "Rev. Michael Curry Delivered a Powerful Royal Wedding Sermon. Read the Full Transcript," 19 May 2018 Brexit has been, and remains, an almighty mess for which there is still no clear outcome. Peter Ford, The Christian Science Monitor, "As clock ticks down, Britain finally reveals its plan for Brexit. What now?," 11 July 2018 No one should enter into it lightly or selfishly, but reverently and responsibly in the sight of almighty God. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Full order of service for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle," 18 May 2018 Thanks to a considerable edge in the almighty strikeout (317 to 255), Chris Sale edges Luis Severino for the final berth. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "True fantasy All-Stars sustain their excellence over a full season," 3 July 2018 And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Bishop Michael Curry's sermon -- the full text," 19 May 2018 The culture of violence perpetuated by the entertainment industry in order to shock audiences and thus pursue the almighty dollar is just as much to blame as the possession of guns. Peter King,, "Le’Veon Bell: Game-Changing Back Who Is Absolutely Not Worth $14 Million a Season," 7 Mar. 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 \

Kids Definition of almighty

: having absolute power over all Almighty God

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