might/may as well

Definition of might/may as well

  1. 1 —used to say that something should be done or accepted because it cannot be avoided or because there is no good reason not to do it You might as well tell them the truth. We may as well begin now. (informal) “Should we start now?” “Might as well.”

  2. 2 —used to say that something else could have been done with the same result The party was so dull that I might (just) as well have stayed home.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : past tense ofmay

    : used in auxiliary function to express permission, liberty, probability, possibility in the past or a present condition contrary to fact or less probability or possibility than may or as a polite alternative to may or to ought or should

  1. :  the power, authority, or resources wielded (as by an individual or group)

    :  bodily strength

    :  the power, energy, or intensity of which one is capable

  1. :  have the ability to

    :  have permission to :  be free to

    : used in auxiliary function to express a wish or desire especially in prayer, imprecation, or benediction

  1. :  maiden

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  1. :  an issue of water from the earth :  a pool fed by a spring

    :  source, origin

    :  a pit or hole sunk into the earth to reach a supply of water

  1. :  to rise to the surface and usually flow forth

    :  to rise like a flood of liquid

    :  to emit in a copious free flow

  1. :  in a good or proper manner :  justly, rightly

    :  satisfactorily with respect to conduct or action

    :  in a kindly or friendly manner

  1. : used to indicate resumption of discourse or to introduce a remark

    : used to express surprise or expostulation

  1. :  prosperous, well-off

    :  being in satisfactory condition or circumstances

    :  being in good standing or favor


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