American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The power, force, or influence held by a person or group.
- n. Physical strength.
- n. Strength or ability to do something. See Synonyms at strength. See Regional Note at powerful.
- v. Used to indicate a condition or state contrary to fact: She might help if she knew the truth.
- v. Used to indicate a possibility or probability that is weaker than may: We might discover a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
- v. Used to express possibility or probability or permission in the past: She told him yesterday he might not go on the trip.
- v. Used to express a higher degree of deference or politeness than may, ought, or should: Might I express my opinion?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being able; ability to do or act; power; active personal force or strength, physical or mental: as, a man of might; the might of intellect.
- n. Power of control or compulsion; ability to wield or direct force; commanding strength: as, the might of empire.
- n. Physical force; material energy.
- n. Preterit of may.
- n. uncountable Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
- n. uncountable Physical strength.
- n. uncountable The ability to do something.
- adj. obsolete Mighty; powerful; possible.
- v. auxiliary Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
- v. auxiliary Simple past of may. Used to indicate permission in past tense.
- v. auxiliary Simple past of may. Used to indicate possibility in past tense.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. of may.
- n. 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.
- n. physical strength
- From Old English meahte, from magan, whence English may. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English meaht, miht; see magh- in Indo-European roots.Middle English, from Old English meahte, mihte, first and third person sing. past tense of magan, to be able; see may1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I kind of agree with this, except dogs might *might* be an exception.”
“I might - *might* - consider not buying the manga I'd never heard of before but looks oh-so interesting if I knew any of these were coming out that week:”
“I wrote about what might–and I emphasize the word *might*–be an indication that some small steps have actually been taken in my Blog-Against-Sexism-Day post.”
“For instance, I can think of one way the Republicans might, just *might*, retain control of both houses: if they impeach and convict Bush and Cheney themselves, before the next election.”
“Arizona because it suddenly occurred to me that the police might -- just * might* -- come and take away my computer.”
“It might rain tomorrow, and 'sides, it _might_ take us more'n”
“If a woman might not do this, what, in heaven's name, _might_ she do?”
“All at once the thought struck him that he himself might be the person accused, and the bare idea that such _might_ be the case sent the blood to his heart and a cold shudder through his frame.”
“It might go wrong with you -- only _might_ -- but I want, I must have, your consent.”
“With reasonable care the thing might be done almost with impunity -- though there was never wanting, of course, the not entirely unpleasurable excitement of knowing that you were breaking the law, that somebody _might_ have turned informer, and that at any moment a raid might be made.”
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