Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having absolute power; all-powerful: almighty God.
  • adj. Informal Great; extreme: an almighty din.
  • adv. Informal Used as an intensive: almighty scared.
  • n. God. Used with the.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.
  • adj. Great; extreme; terrible.
  • adj. Having very great power, influence, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.
  • adj. Great; extreme; terrible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Possessing all power; omnipotent; of unlimited might; of boundless sufficiency.
  • Great; extreme; overpowering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having unlimited power
  • n. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

Etymologies

Middle English almighti, from Old English ealmihtig : eall, all; see all + mihtig, mighty (from miht, might; see might1).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English ealmihtig, ælmihtig ("almighty, all-powerful"), equivalent to all- +‎ mighty. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “In the name of almighty God, there will be no surplus and prices will not fall,” intoned the Iranian oil minister.

    The Prize

  • For them, driving a truck while intoxicated was a much larger offense than blaspheming the name of almighty God.1

    The Shepherd’s Song

  • But if we conceive of a providence - a source even of the immeasurable suffering inflicted by, and on, mankind - what sort of almighty is it that we - like the tramps - are to meet somewhere, some day?

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1969 - Presentation Speech

  • It reminds us of the saying of the Scots Minister to his congregation that "The almighty is obliged to do many things in his offeecial capacity which he would scor-rn to do as a private individual."

    The Philosophy of Canada's Position in the British Empire

  • Using Robertson's thinking, for the U.S. to be given a pass by God in its dealing with Haiti, would also suggest the almighty is a proponent of realpolitik.

    Byron Williams: Robertson Still Making His Own Deals with the Devil

  • Consider that the Supreme Being, the Source of All—who as Big God has at times been described as almighty, angry, and judgmental—can actually appear to us in the loving form we desire.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • Like Bernstein, Lowell uses his text to address God directly, but in place of Bernstein's defiance is a wry empathy: twice, Lowell calls the almighty "poor little Father."

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • It was front page news that a Canadian Prime Minister might actually call the almighty American President out on his lack of manners.

    To Err Is Human...And Newsworthy

  • Now there's a gang -- the life-savin 'crew, I mean -- that does what you and me would call almighty hard work and git next to nothin' for it.

    Cap'n Eri

  • This was to be done by the so-called almighty torpedo.

    Sketches From My Life

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