Find the word definition

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

almighty

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Almighty God/God Almighty (=used to emphasize God's power)
▪ He swore by Almighty God to tell the truth.
Almighty God/God Almighty (=used to emphasize God's power)
▪ He swore by Almighty God to tell the truth.
an almighty explosionold-fashioned (= extremely loud)
▪ There was an almighty explosion and I was knocked to the ground.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
crash
▪ Before he got half way, they dropped with an almighty crash on to the stone floor.
row
▪ And certainly there would be the most almighty row if Clarke got the push.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
God/oh (my) God/good God (almighty)
God/oh (my) God/good God/God almighty
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ An almighty cloudburst of possibilities had cascaded over his head and he loved that too.
▪ I hope it gave them an almighty hangover.
▪ If two men ever met, there would be an almighty, violent battle.
▪ She stood her ground and got an almighty shove from Vassily, who smiled at me apologetically as he delivered the blow.
▪ When we passed a small shrine by the side of the track everyone let out an almighty whoop of greeting.
Wikipedia

Almighty

Almighty is an Abrahamic term for God. See Omnipotent

Almighty may also refer to:

  • The Almighty (band), a Scottish rock band formed in 1988
  • The Almighty (Oh My Goddess!), a character in the anime/manga series Oh My Goddess!
  • The Almighty (CAS), term given by the United States Marines for close air support
  • Almighty Records Ltd, a Hi-NRG remix and music producing company based in London, UK
  • Almighty Voice, a lacrosse player who competed in the 1904 Olympics
  • Almighty dollar, an idiom often used to satirize an obsession for material wealth princess katrin
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Almighty

Almighty \Al*might"y\ ([add]l*m[imac]t"[y^]), a. [AS. ealmihtig,

  1. Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.

    I am the Almighty God.
    --Gen. xvii. 1.

  2. Great; extreme; terrible. [Slang]

    Poor Aroar can not live, and can not die, -- so that he is in an almighty fix.
    --De Quincey.

    The Almighty, the omnipotent God.
    --Rev. i. 8.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

almighty

Old English ælmihtig "all-powerful," also a by-name of God; compound of æl (see all) + mihtig (see mighty); common Germanic (cognates: Old Saxon alomahtig, Old High German alamahtic, German allmächtig, Old Norse almattigr), perhaps an early Germanic loan-translation of Latin omnipotens (see omnipotent).The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land." [Washington Irving, 1836]\nRelated: Almightily.

WordNet

almighty

  1. adj. having unlimited power [syn: all-powerful, omnipotent]

  2. n. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God [syn: Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Jehovah]

Wiktionary

almighty

a. 1 Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible. 2 (context slang English) Great; extreme; terrible.

Usage examples of "almighty".

I thought was quite good but it became an album filler rather than the great almighty single.

And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.

Almighty enable you to lend a fresh and unprecedented impetus to the onward march of the Faith, revive the spirit of its supporters, enlarge its limits, multiply its local institutions, consolidate its foundations, safeguard its rights, spread abroad its fame, and aid its followers to discharge befittingly their responsibilities, and concentrate on the attainment of the objectives of the Ten-Year Plan, on which the immediate destiny of the entire community depends.

For it is not want the avenger of iniquity, nor the adverse fortune of your parents, nor violent necessity that has thus oppressed you with beggary, but a devout will and Christ-like election, by which ye have chosen that life as the best, which God Almighty made man as well by word as by example declared to be the best.

God can do that, the whole universe is a botch, and He is not an Almighty God.

Then perhaps he would fall into argument with one of the leading men of the place and show how the God of christened men was almighty, and how Thor and Odin must therefore be rejected.

They were interpreted as divinations, and were cited as forebodings and examples of wrath, or even as glorifications of the Almighty.

We could not, even then, suppose ourselves unhappy unless we dreaded unhappiness after death, and such an idea strikes me as absurd, for it is a contradiction of the idea of an almighty and fatherly tenderness.

If this was a blow from an Almighty hand, it could not, at all events, have been directed by the genius of Russia, for if the unfortunate Peter III.

If he had been told that Cosmo Cupples had more than once, after the first tumbler of toddy and before the second, betaken himself to his prayers for his poor Alec Forbes, and entreated God Almighty to do for him what he could not do, though he would die for him--to rescue him from the fearful pit and the miry clay of moral pollution--if he had heard this, he would have said that it was a sad pity, but such prayers could not be answered, seeing he that prayed was himself in the gall of bitterness and the bond of iniquity.

To supply this my deficiency, I henceforth never failed to offer up, each morning and evening, extemporary ones, and which, though puerilely adapted to little impressions or wants, yet flowed the more truly from the heart, and cherished an affectionate, and therefore, truly religious feeling, towards my Almighty Father.

Those fancy temples to almighty Mammon burned with remarkable gusto despite all the fireproof rugs and drapes, asbestos tiling, and years of accumulated Allstate premiums guaranteeing that No Harm would ever befall the indulgent bailiwicks at the top of our social, economic, and criminal food chain .

I am but too happy to act as a father towards a young saint, and to have had a share, as the humble instrument of the Almighty, in the salvation of his soul.

I had heard of it at Lyons, and had taken a firm resolve never to set foot in it, but almighty chance made me go there unknown to myself.

But before giving his companions the signal for departure, Cyrus Harding said to them in a calm, grave voice,-- Here, my friends, is the small corner of land upon which the hand of the Almighty has thrown us.