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Meaning of MIGHT

Pronunciation:  mIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  physical strength
  2. [v]  expresses permission; "You may leave now"; "Can I have another piece of cake?"
  3. [v]  expresses possibility; "I could do it by myself"
 

MIGHT is a 5 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: can, could, may, mightiness, power
 
 See Also: strength

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Might\,
    imp. of {May}. [AS. meahte, mihte.]
    
    
  2. \Might\, n. [AS. meaht, miht, from the root of magan to be
    able, E. may; akin to D. magt, OS. maht, G. macht, Icel.
    m[=a]ttr, Goth. mahts. ????. See {May}, v.]
    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.
    
          What so strong, But wanting rest, will also want of
          might?                                   --Spenser.
    
          Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart,
          and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. --Deut.
                                                   vi. 5.
    
    {With might and main}. See under 2d {Main}.
    
    
 
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