having unlimited power; omnipotent, as .
having very great power, influence, etc.:
The almighty press condemned him without trial.
Informal. extreme; terrible:
He’s in an almighty fix.
It’s almighty hot.
the Almighty, .
How does the assertion that the monarch rules “by the grace of almighty God” square with the Trades Descriptions Act?
Feminism Doesn’t Fit the Monarchy Andrew Roberts October 28, 2011
So when the white smoke emerges from the Vatican chimney, it means that the almighty has made his choice, too.
Pope Benedict XVI Bows Out of His Contract With God Andrew Roberts February 10, 2013
But thus far, it seems, the almighty is still pondering the options as well.
At South Carolina Convention, Tea Party Struggles With Electability Michelle Cottle January 15, 2012
He even persuaded the almighty Oprah to come out of acting retirement and do a comic bit poking fun of her haughty image.
Why Jimmy Kimmel Should Host ‘The Tonight Show’ Tricia Romano March 23, 2013
almighty Allah, a German-made pistol, and a Japanese-model car (speedy and reliable, if rusty) helped him stay ahead of the odds.
Iraq War 10th Anniversary: The Iraqi Highway Patrolman John Kael Weston March 19, 2013
Time and again, Louisiana politics has offered evidence that voters, and perhaps even the almighty, have a rich sense of humor.
Bring on the Made-for-Reality-TV District Race Down South Michelle Cottle February 24, 2014
His job is to protect the department from civil lawsuits being filed and their best interest which is the almighty dollar.
Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’ The Daily Beast February 7, 2013
The almighty has plans for us to make a place so we can go on and make a difference.
The Seven Foot Philanthropist Sandra McElwaine June 3, 2010
Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and pray to an almighty God?
The Week in Wingnuts: Michele Bachmann’s ‘9-11’ Pray Day and More Caitlin Dickson May 11, 2013
Although I consider myself a religious Jew, I rarely approach the almighty directly.
Not Ready to Give Up the Battle Shlomi Daskal March 27, 2012
(informal) (intensifier): an almighty row
(informal) (intensifier): an almighty loud bang
the Almighty, another name for God
Old English ælmihtig “all-powerful,” also a by-name of God; compound of æl (see all) + mihtig (see mighty); common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon alomahtig, Old High German alamahtic, German allmächtig, Old Norse almattigr), perhaps an early Germanic loan-translation of Latin omnipotens (see omnipotent).
The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land.” [Washington Irving, 1836]
Enormous: There was an almighty fuss (1820s+)
- Almighty dollar
money regarded as a major goal in life or as the basis of power: Love of the almighty dollar has ruined many people. Contemporary Examples His job is to protect the department from civil lawsuits being filed and their best interest which is the almighty dollar. Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live […]
a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family. the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture. Also, alamiqui. a Cuban solenodon, Solenodon cubanus.
Indian English. a wardrobe, cabinet, or cupboard. Historical Examples He heard a laugh, and in Minghal’s loud tones the word “almirah.” Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang Everything seems the same distance—you and the almirah and the table inside my eyes or miles away. The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition Rudyard Kipling The […]
almodad immeasurable, the first named of the sons of Joktan (Gen. 10:26), the founder of an Arabian tribe.
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries. Historical Examples And so seventeenth century Meknez has perished while the Almohad walls and towers of the tenth century still stand. In Morocco Edith Wharton After his death, the Almohad empire followed the downward curve to which […]