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

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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 To go back to something Kimmel said, tequila for Election Night is looking like a mighty fine companion. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Late-night hosts gear up for Election Day: 'We gotta dump this loser'," 3 Nov. 2020 Although mighty, the P400 engine isn't one of the Defender 90's experiential highlights. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Puts the Defender In its Purest Form," 29 Oct. 2020 That was, after all, a mighty long sentence for a newspaper. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | DEBRA HALE-SHELTON: Wishes for a pandemic birthday," 11 Oct. 2020 The Columbia River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the history of the mighty lower Columbia River, including the people and industries that have called it home. oregonlive, "The 20 best things to do in Astoria, where the mighty Columbia River meets the ocean," 3 Oct. 2020 If that doesn’t matter to you, it’s a mighty fine option that’ll only run you $299. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "Here’s how to preorder the Xbox Series S or X," 22 Sep. 2020 The garlic ranch chicken ($15.45 for a 12-inch) is true to its name with a mighty garlic blast in the white sauce. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Jimmy’s Family Pizza in the Lone Star District delivers with spicy pizza, flavorful crusts," 18 Sep. 2020 However mighty the blue tide may seem to be, its alliance of the rich and the dispossessed may not prove sustainable. Joel Kotkin, National Review, "Blue Today, Bluer Tomorrow," 17 Sep. 2020 Tiny but mighty, these one-ounce mammals fly over 750 miles each year—from their winter roosts in central Mexico to birthing caves along the U.S.-Mexico border—in search of flowering cacti and agaves, a large desert plant with spiky leaves. Di Minardi, National Geographic, "Mezcal is more popular than ever—why that’s bad news for bats," 14 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb But Ubisoft is also mighty clever about what these tasks entail. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review: A Viking quest worth sinking your axe into," 10 Nov. 2020 Among the family sedan's many trims and powertrains, there's truly something for everyone—and each version is mighty compelling in its own way. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Polishes a Winning Formula," 10 Nov. 2020 Temperatures once again make a run into the low-to-mid 70s, which is mighty nice for November. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Staying super nice until rain likely arrives midweek," 8 Nov. 2020 The European Parliament is, in its own way, as mighty as its regicidal forebears. The Economist, "Charlemagne The European Parliament: powerful yet puny," 24 Oct. 2020 But with the season opener at Minnesota on Saturday, the Wolverines' receivers corps is mighty inexperienced. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "How Michigan football will replace Nico Collins' production: With speed, athleticism," 20 Oct. 2020 This Santa is a gun-toting hellraiser who’s gruff, bitter and feeling mighty unappreciated. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "‘Fatman’ trailer: Alabama’s Walton Goggins is hitman aiming for Santa," 9 Oct. 2020 For a young writer who knew jazz mostly from records, this was mighty seductive. Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books, "The Stanley Crouch I Knew," 29 Sep. 2020 Kids who use dark play to explore violence, sin, and sorrow can make their parents mighty uncomfortable. Erin Blakemore, Popular Science, "Playing bad can shape behavior, but not in the way you think," 28 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of mighty was before the 12th century

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15 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mighty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mighty. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for mighty

mighty

adjective
How to pronounce mighty (audio)

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)

chiefly US, informal : to a great degree

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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