Found 3 items, similar to Might.
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n : physical strength [syn: mightiness
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(m[=a]), v. [imp. Might
(m[imac]t)] [AS. pres.
m[ae]g I am able, pret. meahte, mihte; akin to D. mogen, G.
m["o]gen, OHG. mugan, magan, Icel. mega, Goth. magan, Russ.
moche. [root]103. Cf. Dismay
old imp. mought is obsolete, except as a provincial word.]
An auxiliary verb qualifying the meaning of another verb, by
(a) Ability, competency, or possibility; -- now oftener
expressed by can
How may a man, said he, with idle speech,
Be won to spoil the castle of his health!
For what he [the king] may do is of two kinds; what
he may do as just, and what he may do as possible.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest are these: “It might have been.”
(b) Liberty; permission; allowance.
Thou mayst be no longer steward. --Luke xvi. 2.
(c) Contingency or liability; possibility or probability.
Though what he learns he speaks, and may advance
Some general maxims, or be right by chance. --Pope.
(d) Modesty, courtesy, or concession, or a desire to soften a
question or remark.
How old may Phillis be, you ask. --Prior.
(e) Desire or wish, as in prayer, imprecation, benediction,
and the like. “May you live happily.”
, & It may be
, are used as equivalent to
, by chance
. See 1st Maybe
imp. of May
. [AS. meahte, mihte.]
, 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
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;
What so strong,
But wanting rest, will also want of might? --Spenser.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. --Deut.
With might and main
. See under 2d Main