Definitions for mightmaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mightmaɪt(auxiliary v.; pres. sing. and pl.)might; might.

  1. I asked if we might borrow their car.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: pt. of may1 1 1

  2. (used to express tentative possibility):

    She might have called while you were out.

    Category: Function Word

  3. (used to express an unrealized possibility):

    He might have been killed!

    Category: Function Word

  4. (used to express advisability or offer a suggestion):

    They might at least have tried.

    Category: Function Word

  5. (used to express contingency, esp. in clauses indicating condition, concession, result, etc.): difficult as it might be.

    Category: Function Word

  6. (used in polite requests for permission):

    Might I speak to you for a moment?

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Function Word


  1. physical strength:

    He swung with all his might.

  2. superior power or strength; force:

    the theory that might makes right.

  3. power or ability to be effective:

    the might of the ballot box.

Origin of might:

bef. 900; ME myghte, OE miht, meaht; c. OFris mecht, macht, OS, OHG maht, ON māttr, Go mahts; n. der. from Gmc base of may1; cf. main

Princeton's WordNet

  1. might, mightiness, power(noun)

    physical strength

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mightɪt

    indicates what is possible

    I might have another dollar in here.; He might have seen her at school.

  2. mightɪt

    indicates sth is difficult but possible

    We might just get there on time if we hurry.

  3. mightɪt

    used to imagine a possible situation that did not happen

    If we'd had another player, we might have won.

  4. mightɪt

    emphasizes that sth is likely

    I might very well be looking for a job in six months.

  5. mightɪt

    used to politely make a suggestion

    You might want to tell him that it's time to go.

  6. mightɪt

    indicates you are annoyed

    You might have warned us!

  7. mightɪt

    indicates a situation will not change no matter what you do

    We might as well go home - there's not going to be a game.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Might

    of May

  2. Might

    imp. of May

  3. Might

    force or power of any kind, whether of body or mind; energy or intensity of purpose, feeling, or action; means or resources to effect an object; strength; force; power; ability; capacity


  1. Might!

    Might! is a 1995 album of Boyd Rice's NON. It was released by Mute Records on CD and LP. It consists of excerpts from Ragnar Redbear's Might is Right read over noise music.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'might' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #139

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'might' in Written Corpus Frequency: #159

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'might' in Verbs Frequency: #34

Translations for might

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


past tense of may

I thought I might find you here; He might come if you offered him a meal.

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