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mighty

adjective \ ˈmī-tē \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of mighty

mightier; mightiest
1 : possessing might : powerful
2 : accomplished or characterized by might
  • a mighty thrust
3 : great or imposing in size or extent : extraordinary

Examples of mighty in a Sentence

  1. The barbarians faced a mighty army.

  2. the decline of a mighty empire

  3. With a mighty leap, he jumped across the stream.

  4. A mighty famine devastated the land.

  5. It took a mighty effort to get everything done on time.

Recent Examples of mighty from the Web

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First Known Use of mighty

before 12th century


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mighty

adverb

Definition of mighty

: extremely, very
  • a mighty handy gadget

Using mighty as an Intensive

Mighty used as an intensive usually conveys a folksy down-home feeling.
    • plain and simple fare … but mighty filling and mighty satisfying
    • Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times
It is used especially to create a chatty style
    • turnip greens, corn bread and biscuits. That sounds mighty good to me
    • —Julia Child
or to stress a rural atmosphere.
    • a man must be mighty serious about his squirrel hunting
    • —Stuart WilliamsField & Stream
In a more formal context, mighty is used to create emphasis by drawing attention to itself.
    • the chairman made sure that there were mighty few of them
    • —Mollie Panter-Downes


Examples of mighty in a Sentence

  1. Your father and I are mighty proud of you.

  2. That was a mighty tasty dinner.

  3. He made the offer mighty appealing.

  4. She has some mighty important decisions to make.

  5. It sure was mighty cold last night.

  6. We're mighty glad to be here.

Recent Examples of mighty from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mighty.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of mighty

14th century



MIGHTY Defined for English Language Learners

mighty

adjective

Definition of mighty for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing great strength or power

  • : very great


mighty

adverb

Definition of mighty for English Language Learners

  • : to a great degree


MIGHTY Defined for Kids

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mighty

adjective \ ˈmī-tē \

Definition of mighty for Students

mightier; mightiest
1 : having great power or strength
  • a mighty nation
2 : done by or showing great power or strength
  • mighty deeds
3 : great in size or effect
  • a mighty famine

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mighty

adverb

Definition of mighty for Students

: 1very 1
  • a mighty good friend


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