[ om-nip-uh-tuhnt ]
/ ɒmˈnɪp ə tənt /


almighty or infinite in power, as God.
having very great or unlimited authority or power.


an omnipotent being.
the Omnipotent, God.

Nearby words

  1. omnific,
  2. omnificent,
  3. omnifocal lens,
  4. omnigraph,
  5. omnipotence,
  6. omnipresence,
  7. omnipresent,
  8. omnirange,
  9. omniscience,
  10. omniscient

Origin of omnipotent

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin omnipotent- (stem of omnipotēns), equivalent to omni- omni- + potent- (see potent1)

Related formsom·nip·o·tent·ly, adverbun·om·nip·o·tent, adjectiveun·om·nip·o·tent·ly, adverb

Can be confusedomnipotent omniscient Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for omnipotent


/ (ɒmˈnɪpətənt) /


having very great or unlimited power


the Omnipotent an epithet for God
Derived Formsomnipotence, nounomnipotently, adverb

Word Origin for omnipotent

C14: via Old French from Latin omnipotens all-powerful, from omni- + potens, from posse to be able

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Word Origin and History for omnipotent



early 14c., from Old French omnipotent "almighty, all-powerful" (11c.) or directly from Latin omnipotentem (nominative omnipotens) "all-powerful, almighty," from omnis "all" (see omni-) + potens (genitive potentis) "powerful" (see potent). Strictly only of God or a deity; general sense of "having absolute power or authority" is attested from 1590s.

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