from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- auxiliary v. Used to indicate a condition or state contrary to fact: She might help if she knew the truth.
- auxiliary 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.
- auxiliary v. Used to express possibility or probability or permission in the past: She told him yesterday he might not go on the trip.
- auxiliary v. Used to express a higher degree of deference or politeness than may, ought, or should: Might I express my opinion?
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
- n. Physical strength.
- n. The ability to do something.
- adj. Mighty; powerful; possible.
- v. Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
- v. Simple past of may. Used to indicate permission in past tense.
- v. Simple past of may. Used to indicate possibility in past tense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. physical strength
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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