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Other Might Definition

[n] physical strength
[v] expresses permission; "You may leave now"; "Can I have another piece of cake?"
[v] expresses possibility; "I could do it by myself"


can, could, may, mightiness, power

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Misc. Definitions

\Might\, imp. of {May}. [AS. meahte, mihte.]
\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. ????. See {May}, v.] 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; ability; capacity. 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. vi.
5. {With might and main}. See under 2d {Main}.

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