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.

Nearby words

  1. almelo,
  2. almemar,
  3. almery,
  4. almería,
  5. almetyevsk,
  6. almighty dollar,
  7. almique,
  8. almirah,
  9. almirante brown,
  10. almodóvar

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 formsal·might·i·ly, adverbal·might·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for almighty

almighty

/ (ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ) /

adjective

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

adverb

informal (intensifier)an almighty loud bang
Derived Formsalmightily, adverbalmightiness, noun

Almighty

/ (ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ) /

noun

the Almighty another name for God
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Word Origin and History for almighty

almighty

adj.
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