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Dictionary Definition

might n : physical strength [syn: mightiness, power]might See may

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English

Etymology 1

miht

Pronunciation

  • , /maɪt/, /maIt/
  • Homophones: mite
    Rhymes with: -aɪt

Noun

  1. Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
  2. Physical strength.
    He pushed with all his might, but still it would not move.
  3. The ability to do something.
Translations
personal power
physical strength
ability
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Etymology 2

meahte

Verb

might
  1. simple past of may
  2. Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
    I might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.
  3. Used to indicate permission in simple past tense.
    He asked me if he might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.
Conjugation
  • archaic second-person singular simple past - mightest
  • nonstandard, archaic third-person singular simple past - mighteth
Translations
indicator of conditional or possible actions

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