Definition of might noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//maɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//maɪt//
Verb Formsmight notmightn't
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪtnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪtnt//
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  • [uncountable] (formal or literary) great strength, energy or power America’s military might I pushed the rock with all my might.
  • Word Originnoun Old English miht, mieht, of Germanic origin; related to the verb may.Idioms (saying) having the power to do something gives you the right to do it Their foreign policy is based on the principle that ‘might is right’.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: might