- might used 475 times.
- mightest used 19 times.
- mightier used 13 times.
- mighties used twice.
- mightiest used once.
- mighty used 284 times.
- First Reference: Deuteronomy 4:35
- Last Reference: 1 Timothy 1:18
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: No
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: No
MIGHT, noun preterit tense of may. Had power or liberty. He might go, or might have gone.
1. It sometimes denotes was possible, implying ignorance of the fact in the speaker. Orders might have been given for the purpose.
1. Strength; force; power; primarily and chiefly, bodily strength or physical power; as, to work or strive with all one's might
There small be no might in thy hand. Deuteronomy 28:32.
2. Political power or great achievements.
The acts of David--with all his reign and his might
1 Chronicles 29:2. l Kings 15.
3. National strength; physical power or military force.
We have no might against this great company that cometh against us. 2 Chronicles 20:6.
4. Valor with bodily strength; military prowess; as men of might 1 Chronicles 12:8.
5. Ability; strength or application of means.
I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God--1 Chronicles 29:2.
6. Strength or force of purpose.
Like him was no king that turned to the Lord with all his might 2 Kings 23:10.
7. Strength of affection.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might Deuteronomy 6:1.
8. Strength of light; splendor; effulgence.
Let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might Judges 5:31.
Shakespeare applied the word to an oath. 'An oath of mickle might ' This application is obsolete. We now use strength or force; as the strength or force of an oath or covenant.
With might and main, with the utmost strength or bodily exertion; a tautological phrase, as both words are from the same root, and mean the same thing.
MI'GHTILY, adverb [from mighty.] With great power, force of strength; vigorously; as, to strive mightily
1. Vehemently; with great earnestness.
Cry mightily to God. Jonah 3:8.
2. Powerfully; with great energy.
Whereto I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily Colossians 1:29.
3. With great strength of argument.
He mightily convinced the Jews. Acts 18:28.
4. With great or irresistible force; greatly; extensively.
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. Acts 19:20.
5. With strong means of defense.
Fortify the power mightily Nahum 2.
6. Greatly; to a great degree; very much.
I was mightily pleased with a story applicable to this piece of philosophy.
[Admissible in colloquial and familiar language.]
MI'GHTINESS, noun Power; greatness; highth of dignity.
How soon this mightiness meets misery!
1. A title of dignity; as their High Mightinesses.
MI'GHTY, adjective Having great bodily strength or physical power; very strong or vigorous; as a mighty arm.
1. Very strong; valiant; bold; as a mighty man of valor. Judges 6:12.
2. Very powerful; having great command.
Cush begat Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. Genesis 10:8.
3. Very strong in numbers; as a mighty nation. Genesis 18:18.
4. Very strong or great in corporeal power; very able.
Wo to them that are mighty to drink wine. Isaiah 5:15.
5. Violent; very loud; as mighty thunderings. Exodus 9:28. Psalms 68:33.
6. Vehement; rushing with violence; as a mighty wind or tempest. Exodus 10:19. Revelation 6:13.
7. Very great; vast; as mighty waters. Nehemiah 9:11.
8. Very great or strong; as mighty power. 2 Chronicles 26:12.
9. Very forcible; efficacious; as, great is truth and mighty
10. Very great or eminent in intellect or acquirements; as the mighty Scaliger and Selden.
11. Great; wonderful; performed with great power; as mighty works. Matthew 11:20.
12. Very severe and distressing; as a mighty famine. Luke 15:14.
13. Very great, large or populous; as a mighty city. Revelation 18:10.
14. Important; momentous.
I'll sing of heroes and of kings,
In mighty numbers mighty things.
MI'GHTY, adverb In a great degree; very; as might wise; mighty thoughtful. [Colloquial.]