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

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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