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might    : [m'ɑɪt]
May \May\ (m[=a]), v. [imp. {Might} (m[imac]t)] [AS. pres. maeg
I am able, pret. meahte, mihte; akin to D. mogen, G.
m["o]gen, OHG. mugan, magan, Icel. mega, Goth. magan, Russ.
moche. [root]103. Cf. {Dismay}, {Main} strength, {Might}. The
old imp. mought is obsolete, except as a provincial word.]
An auxiliary verb qualifying the meaning of another verb, by
expressing:
(a) Ability, competency, or possibility; -- now oftener
expressed by {can}.
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How may a man, said he, with idle speech,
Be won to spoil the castle of his health!
--Spenser.
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For what he [the king] may do is of two kinds; what
he may do as just, and what he may do as possible.
--Bacon.
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For of all sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest are these: "It might have been."
--Whittier.
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(b) Liberty; permission; allowance.
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Thou mayst be no longer steward. --Luke xvi. 2.
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(c) Contingency or liability; possibility or probability.
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Though what he learns he speaks, and may advance
Some general maxims, or be right by chance. --Pope.
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(d) Modesty, courtesy, or concession, or a desire to soften a
question or remark.
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How old may Phillis be, you ask. --Prior.
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(e) Desire or wish, as in prayer, imprecation, benediction,
and the like. "May you live happily." --Dryden.
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{May be}, & {It may be}, are used as equivalent to
{possibly}, {perhaps}, {maybe}, {by chance},
{peradventure}. See 1st {Maybe}.
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Might \Might\ (m[imac]t),
imp. of {May}. [AS. meahte, mihte.]
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Might \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. [root]103. 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.
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What so strong,
But wanting rest, will also want of might? --Spenser.
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Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. --Deut.
vi. 5.
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{With might and main}. See under 2d {Main}.
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might
n 1: physical strength [synonym: {might}, {mightiness}, {power}]

135 Moby Thesaurus words for "might":
adequacy, amperage, ampleness, amplitude, arm, armipotence,
ascendancy, authoritativeness, authority, beef, black power,
boundlessness, brawn, brute force, bulk, capability, capacity,
charge, charisma, clout, cogence, cogency, command, competence,
compulsion, control, decisiveness, dint, domination, dominion,
drive, duress, effect, effectiveness, effectuality, endurance,
energy, enormity, enormousness, expanse, flower power, force,
force majeure, forcefulness, formidableness, fortitude, full blast,
full force, fullness, gigantism, grandeur, grandness, great scope,
greatness, guts, gutsiness, hardiness, heartiness, hugeness,
immensity, infinity, influence, intensity, intestinal fortitude,
jurisdiction, largeness, lustihood, lustiness, magisterialness,
magnitude, main force, main strength, mana, mastery,
might and main, mightiness, moxie, muchness, muscle, muscle power,
obstinacy, pizzazz, plenitude, poop, potence, potency,
potentiality, power, power pack, power structure, power struggle,
powerfulness, prepotency, prodigiousness, productiveness,
productivity, puissance, pull, punch, push, qualification,
robustness, ruggedness, sinew, stalwartness, stamina,
staying power, steam, sticking power, stoutness, strength,
strength of will, strenuousness, strings, strong arm,
stupendousness, sturdiness, superiority, superpower, sway, thew,
toughness, tremendousness, validity, vastness, vehemence, vigor,
vigorousness, vim, virility, virtue, virulence, vitality, wattage,
weight




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  • MIGHT | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    might meaning: 1 past simple of the verb may, used especially when reporting what someone has said, thought, asked, etc : 2 used to express the possibility that something will happen or be done, or that something is true although not very likely: 3 used as a more polite form of may when… Learn more
  • Might definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    You use might to indicate that something will possibly happen or be true in the future, but you cannot be certain There's a report today that smoking might be banned in most buildings I might well regret it later She and Robert's father had not given up hope that he might be alive You might be
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    may might as well meaning: used to suggest doing something, often when there is nothing better to do: Learn more MAY MIGHT AS WELL | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
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    She might have been the greatest actress of her generation [=it's possible that she was the greatest actress of her generation] [=it's possible that she was the greatest actress of her generation] They might still succeed
  • English | Definition of English at Dictionary. com
    Meaning "English language or literature as a subject at school" is from 1889 As an adjective, "of or belonging to England," from late 13c Old English is from early 13c
  • Mighty definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    Definition of 'mighty' Possessives are used to specify the ownership of an item, or, if the noun refers to something animate, to specify a relationship That is my car Mr Smith was my teacher in the sixth form The
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  • Might | Definition of Might at Dictionary. com
    [mahyt] noun physical strength: He swung with all his might superior power or strength; force: the theory that might makes right power or ability to do or accomplish; capacity: the might of the ballot box
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    1mass noun, usually as modifier The action of systematic electronic information retrieval ‘Other connection filtering techniques include reverse lookups, verifying computer names and verifying the from email address ’ ‘This makes lookups faster, he said, which means the databases can be larger and more comprehensive ’
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