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Mighty \Might"y\, a. [Compar. Mightier; superl. Mightiest.] [AS. meahtig, mihtig; akin to G. m["a]chtig, Goth. mahteigs. See Might, n.]

  1. Possessing might; having great power or authority.

    Wise in heart, and mighty in strength.
    --Job ix. 4.

  2. Accomplished by might; hence, extraordinary; wonderful. ``His mighty works.''
    --Matt. xi. 20.

  3. Denoting an extraordinary degree or quality in respect of size, character, importance, consequences, etc. ``A mighty famine.''
    --Luke xv. 1

  4. ``Giants of mighty bone.''

    Mighty was their fuss about little matters.


a. (en-comparative of: mighty)

  1. adv. (Southern regional intensive) very; "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right nice place" [syn: powerful, right]

  2. [also: mightiest, mightier]

  1. adj. having or showing great strength or force or intensity; "struck a mighty blow"; "the mighty logger Paul Bunyan"; "the pen is mightier than the sword"- Bulwer-Lytton

  2. [also: mightiest, mightier]


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Usage examples of "mightier".

He was Dendybar the Mottled, Master of the North Spire, and though he appeared weak from a distance, closer scrutiny revealed a power in the man mightier than bulging muscles.

He had heard the sounds of battle far above him when he first entered the chasm, and knew that even if his friends had been victorious thus far, they would soon be met by a foe mightier than anything they had ever faced.

Ah, since he made himself high-priest of his Church, there is no impediment for him in matters of this kind, for only God is mightier than he.

You know not the power of pains, which are perhaps still mightier than the spirit, and may overcome it.

And in honor of the nation which I am to lead—a nation even mightier than in my grandfather's day—my first decree is that the office I occupy will be no longer called Revered Speaker of the Mexíca, but that it have a more fitting tide.

He himself was ruler of all the Totonaca, but was subservient to three mightier nations farther inland, the mightiest of which was the nation of the Mexíca, ruled by the Revered Speaker Motecuzóma.

It begins to appear that the white men are mightier even than the long-mightiest Mexíca.

Arien the maiden was mightier than he, and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service.

Between Ramdal and Gelion there stood a single hill of great extent and gentle slopes, but seeming mightier than it was, for it stood alone.