might

  • 1 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Might — may refer to: Might, an English auxiliary verb, a verb whose function it is to give further semantic or syntactic information about the main or full verb which follows it Might , a song by Modest Mouse from their 1996 album This Is a Long Drive… …

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  • 3 Might! — Studio album by NON Released 1995 Genre Noise Industrial Label …

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  • 4 might — Ⅰ. might [1] ► MODAL VERB (3rd sing. present might) past of MAY(Cf. ↑may). 1) used to express possibility or make a suggestion. 2) used politely or tentatively in questions and requests. Ⅱ. might …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 might — might1 [mīt] v.aux. [ME mihte < OE, akin to Ger möchte] 1. pt. of MAY1 2. used as a modal auxiliary in verbal phrases with present or future time reference, generally equivalent to MAY1 in meaning and use, with the following functions: a)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 might|y — «MY tee», adjective, might|i|er, might|i|est, adverb, noun, plural might|ies. –adj. 1. showing strength or power; powerful; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 Might — (m[imac]t), imp. of {May}. [AS. meahte, mihte.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 might — I noun authoritativeness, brawn, durability, efficacy, energy, force, greatness, influence, intensity, main force, mightiness, muscle, potency, potential, powerfulness, prowess, puissance, robustness, severity, sinew, strength, sturdiness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 might — n strength, energy, *power, force, puissance Analogous words: vigorousness or vigor, strenuousness, energeticness, lustiness (see corresponding adjectives at VIGOROUS): potency, powerfulness, forcibleness, forcefulness (see corresponding… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 might — [n] ability, power adequacy, arm, authority, capability, capacity, clout, command, competence, control, domination, efficacy, efficiency, energy, force, forcefulness, forcibleness, get up and go*, jurisdiction, lustiness, mastery, moxie*, muscle* …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 might|i|ly — «MY tuh lee», adverb. 1. in a mighty manner; powerfully; vigorously: »Samson strove mightily and pulled the pillars down. 2. very much; greatly: »We were mightily pleased at winning …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 might — might1 [ maıt ] modal verb *** Might is usually followed by an infinitive without to : I might change my mind. Sometimes might is used without a following infinitive: I don t think we ll need any more help, but we might. Might does not change its …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 might — I [[t]maɪt[/t]] MODAL USES ♦ (Might is a modal verb. It is used with the base form of a verb.) 1) MODAL (vagueness) You use might to indicate that something will possibly happen or be true in the future, but you cannot be certain. There s a… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 might — I UK [maɪt] / US modal verb *** Summary: Might is usually followed by an infinitive without to : I might change my mind. Sometimes might is used without a following infinitive: I don t think we ll need any more help, but we might. Might does not… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 might — might1 W1S1 [maıt] modal v negative short form mightn t ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(possibility)¦ 2¦(suggesting)¦ 3¦(asking permission)¦ 4¦(somebody should have done something)¦ 5¦(past purpose)¦ 6 might I say/ask/add etc 7 I might say/add 8 I might have… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 might — 1 /maIt/ modal verb negative short form mightn t 1 if something might happen or might be true, there is a possibility that it may happen or be true but you are not certain: Who knows England might win the next World Cup! | Are you going to write… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 might*/*/*/ — [maɪt] modal verb I summary: ■ Might is usually followed by an infinitive without ‘to : I might change my mind. Sometimes it is used without a following infinitive: I don t think we ll need any more help, but we might. ■ Might has no tenses, no… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 might — may, might 1. With reference to present or future possibility, may and might are both used, but with may the possibility is more open and with might it is more tentative or remote: (may) • The ACLU may have a strong case Economist, 1980 • The… …

    Modern English usage

  • 19 might — 1. past of MAY, used esp.: 1 in reported speech, expressing possibility (said he might come) or permission (asked if I might leave) (cf. MAY 1, 2). 2 (foll. by perfect infin.) expressing a possibility based on a condition not fulfilled (if you d… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 might — I. /maɪt / (say muyt) verb (modal) 1. (expressing strong uncertainty): I suppose he might be angry when he finds out. 2. (referring to an event or situation contrary to fact): we might all have been killed. 3. (used in tentative suggestions): we… …

    Australian English dictionary


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