Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having absolute power; all-powerful.
  • adjective Informal Great; extreme.
  • adverb Used as an intensive.
  • noun God. Used with the.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.
  • adjective Slang Great; extreme; terrible.
  • adjective the omnipotent God.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective having unlimited power
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

Etymologies

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

[Middle English almighti, from Old English ealmihtig : eall, all; see all + mihtig, mighty (from miht, might; see might).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old English ealmihtig, ælmihtig ("almighty, all-powerful"), equivalent to all- +‎ mighty.

Examples

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

    The Prize

  • “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

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

    The Shepherd’s Song

  • 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

  • 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

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