- having, characterized by, or showing superior power or strength: mighty rulers.
- of great size; huge: a mighty oak.
- great in amount, extent, degree, or importance; exceptional: a mighty accomplishment.
- Informal. very; extremely: I'm mighty pleased.
- (used with a plural verb) mighty persons collectively (usually preceded by the): the rich and the mighty.
Origin of mighty
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Examples from the Web for mighty
Wise Children by Angela Carter Oh how the mighty have fallen!Book Bag: 5 Novels Shakespeare Sort of Wrote
October 10, 2014
According to reports, they were mighty careful at every step, but just not careful enough.The CDC Was Wrong About How to Stop Ebola
October 1, 2014
It is a mighty tough slog, I will have to give them that, written in terse and exclusive science-ese.No, Stem Cells Don't Cause Autism
September 11, 2014
The village sits along a narrowing vein of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the mighty Amazon.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine
August 29, 2014
The U.S. economy, the mighty machine that powers global commerce, stalled out and seems to be headed in reverse.The U.S. Economy Had a Hiccup, Not a Heart Attack, This Year
May 29, 2014
Then I heard a mighty voice, that seemed to proceed from within the Parthenon.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
It increases in strength and warmth, blowing with a mighty roar.
I tell you, it's a mighty good thing we got your brains to depend on.
It was a mighty voice lifted for right and against oppression.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
In this mighty enterprise, the cow shall be my great confederate.A Rill from the Town Pump (From "Twice Told Tales")
- having or indicating might; powerful or strong
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the mighty
- very large; vast
- very great in extent, importance, etc
- informal, mainly US and Canadian (intensifier)he was mighty tired
Word Origin and History for mighty
Old English mihtig, earlier mæhtig, from miht (see might (n.)). Cf. Old Frisian mechtig, Old Saxon mahtig, Dutch machtig, German mächtig. As an adverb, it is attested from c.1300, though now considered colloquial.
Idioms and Phrases with mighty
see high and mighty.