mighty

adjective
\ ˈmī-tē How to pronounce mighty (audio) \
mightier; mightiest

Definition of mighty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

mighty

adverb

Definition of mighty (Entry 2 of 2)

: extremely, very a mighty handy gadget

Using Mighty as an Intensive: Usage Guide

Adverb

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 Williams, Field & 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

Adjective The barbarians faced a mighty army. the decline of a mighty empire With a mighty leap, he jumped across the stream. A mighty famine devastated the land. It took a mighty effort to get everything done on time. Adverb Your father and I are mighty proud of you. That was a mighty tasty dinner. He made the offer mighty appealing. She has some mighty important decisions to make. It sure was mighty cold last night. We're mighty glad to be here.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective This scenic single track swoops through the juniper and piñon pine fringe surrounding the mighty Courthouse. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2022 The mighty potato, one of the most versatile foods ever, is yet another item in short supply. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 17 Jan. 2022 The statistics of death and severe illness would become mighty big numbers if a million people a day were to catch the infection. Richard Galant, CNN, 16 Jan. 2022 Standing in their way were the mighty 49ers, title contenders for a decade-plus since their epic victory over the Cowboys in the 1981 NFC championship. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2022 Regulars Justin Jones, Linval Joseph, and Jerry Tilllery (who finally improved) are serviceable, but not mighty. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Jan. 2022 Yet the mighty Met — through strict health protocols, a deep bench of replacement artists and sheer luck — has managed not to cancel once. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 But recent hacker attacks on cloud servers, including Amazon’s mighty Amazon Web Services, has some people worried about storing their important files with third-parties. Chris Morris, Fortune, 6 Jan. 2022 What a mighty tome—probably best studied under academic guidance, but to be read for pleasure? Riza Cruz, ELLE, 5 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb With a brand new holiday album with the Pistol Annies that recently dropped in October and the launch of her perfume, Idyllwind, Miranda has been mighty busy leading up to her 38th birthday. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 13 Nov. 2021 Injuries have depleted the defense since, and the Bears probably will have to score 24 points or more to have a chance to win — which has proved mighty difficult. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 11 Dec. 2021 Well, then the people who are trafficking those pills and getting them to her house are mighty guilty. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2021 Jay-Z has been mighty active on social media for the last few days. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 5 Nov. 2021 The trail crosses New York’s famous river four times, as the waterway goes from mighty in Manhattan to quite modest near its origin in the north. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 With the Season 6 of Home Town officially underway, the Napier family is about to be mighty busy, and Erin Napier is finally getting into the swing of things after welcoming her new baby, Mae. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 24 Oct. 2021 Speaking of dry, dew points in the mid- to upper 40s are mighty dry and refreshing. Washington Post, 1 Oct. 2021 The follow up is a 7-15 slide that features nine losses to teams with losing records and a four-game sweep by the Blue Jays, who looked mighty impressive in never trailing. Larry Fleisher, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of mighty

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2022

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“Mighty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mighty. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for mighty

mighty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mighty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having or showing great strength or power
: very great

mighty

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of mighty (Entry 2 of 2)

: to a great degree : very

mighty

adjective
\ ˈmī-tē How to pronounce mighty (audio) \
mightier; mightiest

Kids Definition of mighty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

mighty

adverb

Kids Definition of mighty (Entry 2 of 2)

: very entry 1 sense 1 a mighty good friend

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