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Meaning of mighty by Wiktionary Dictionary

mighty


    Etymology

    Old English mihtiġ .

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -aɪti

    Noun

    mighty ( plurale tantum )

    1. Influential, powerful beings .
      The high and the mighty get what they want .

    Adjective

    mighty ( comparative mightier, superlative mightiest )

    1. Very strong, possessing might .
      He's a mighty wrestler, but you are faster than him .
    2. Very heavy and powerful
      Thor swung his mighty hammer .
      He gave the ball a mighty hit .
    3. excellent, extremely good
      Tonight's a mighty opportunity to have a party .
      She's a mighty cook .

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    Adverb

    mighty ( not comparable )

    1. ( colloquial ) Very; to a high degree .
      You can leave that food in your locker for the weekend, but it's going to smell mighty bad when you come back on Monday .
      Pork chops boiled with turnip greens makes a mighty fine meal .

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Explanation of mighty by Wordnet Dictionary

mighty


    Adverb
    1. very

    2. the baby is mighty cute
      he's mighty tired
    Adjective
    1. having or showing great strength or force or intensity

    2. struck a mighty blow
      the mighty logger Paul Bunyan


    Definition of mighty by GCIDE Dictionary

    mighty


    1. Mighty a. [Compar. Mightier ; superl. Mightiest.] [AS. meahtig, mihtig; akin to G. mächtig, Goth. mahteigs. See Might, n.]

      1. Possessing might; having great power or authority.

      Wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Job ix. 4.

      2. Accomplished by might; hence, extraordinary; wonderful. “His mighty works.” Matt. xi. 20.

      3. Denoting an extraordinary degree or quality in respect of size, character, importance, consequences, etc. “A mighty famine.” Luke xv. 14. “Giants of mighty bone.” Milton.

      Mighty was their fuss about little matters. Hawthorne.

    2. Mighty, n.; pl. Mighties A warrior of great force and courage. [R. & Obs.] 1 Chron. xi. 12.

    3. Mighty, adv. In a great degree; very. [Colloq.] “He was mighty methodical.” Jeffrey.

      We have a mighty pleasant garden. Doddridge.