almighty

[ awl-mahy-tee ]
/ ɔlˈmaɪ ti /

adjective

having unlimited power; omnipotent, as God.
having very great power, influence, etc.: The almighty press condemned him without trial.
Informal. extreme; terrible: He's in an almighty fix.

adverb

Informal. extremely: It's almighty hot.

noun

the Almighty, God.

Origin of almighty

before 900; Middle English; Old English ælmihtig, ealmihtig, equivalent to æl-, eal- all (cognate with Old Norse al- < *ol-o-) + mihtig (miht, meaht might2 + -ig -y1); cf. Alemanni

Related forms

al·might·i·ly, adverbal·might·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for almighty (1 of 2)

almighty

/ (ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ) /

adjective

all-powerful; omnipotent
informal (intensifier)an almighty row

adverb

informal (intensifier)an almighty loud bang

Derived Forms

almightily, adverbalmightiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for almighty (2 of 2)

Almighty

/ (ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ) /

noun

the Almighty another name for God
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