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Princeton's WordNet

  1. might, mightiness, powernoun

    physical strength

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mightthe preterite of may.

    Matters of such consequence should be in plain words, as little liable as might be to doubt. John Locke.

  2. Mote


    Most ugly shapes,
    Such as dame Nature self mote fear to see,
    Or shame, that ever should so foul defects
    From her most cunning hand escaped be. Fairy Queen.

  3. Mightnoun

    Power; strength; force.

    Etymology: might , Saxon.

    What so strong,
    But wanting rest, will also want of might. Edmund Spenser.

    Quoth she, great grief will not be told,
    And can more easily be thought than said;
    Right so, quoth he, but he that never would,
    Could never; will to might gives greatest aid. Fa. Qu.

    An oath of mickle might. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Wherefore should not strength and might
    There fail, where virtue fails. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vi.

    With might and main they chac’d the murd’rous fox,
    With brazen trumpets and inflated box. Dryden.

    This privilege the clergy in England formerly contended for with all might and main. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

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

  4. Etymology: [AS. meahte, mihte.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Might

    mīt, pa.t. of may.

  2. Might

    mīt, n. power: ability: strength: energy or intensity of purpose or feeling.—adj. Might′ful (Shak.), mighty: powerful.—adv. Might′ily.—n. Might′iness, state of being mighty: power: greatness: great amount: a title of dignity: excellency.—adj. Might′y, having greater power: strong: valiant: very great: important: exhibiting might: wonderful.—Might and main, utmost strength. [A.S. meaht, miht; Ger. macht; cf. May.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Might in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Might in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Might in a Sentence

  1. Author Unknown:

    The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.

  2. Alvin Wong:

    Since we weren't selling the miner, we thought we might as well use it.

  3. Jim Paulsen:

    Oil might be pressuring things a little bit, there's a lot in there for the market to be very volatile today.

  4. Julie Lumeng:

    It is possible that when there is a younger sibling in the family, a child might become more active – for example running around more with their toddler sibling, maybe families are more likely to take the kids to the park when there is a younger sibling, or maybe the child is less likely to be sedentary, watching TV, when there is a younger sibling to engage them in more active pretend play.

  5. Pedro Key:

    People are really impressed with the mural, you might not believe it, but art can help relax the mind.

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    a levy of one tenth of something
    • A. tithe
    • B. subrogation
    • C. cazique
    • D. chin-wag

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