Definition of "might" [might]

  • The power, force, or influence held by a person or group. (noun)
  • Physical strength. (noun)
  • Strength or ability to do something. See Synonyms at strength. See Regional Note at powerful. (noun)
  • Used to indicate a condition or state contrary to fact: She might help if she knew the truth. (auxiliary-verb)
  • Used to indicate a possibility or probability that is weaker than may: We might discover a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. (auxiliary-verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "might" in a sentence
  • "I kind of agree with this, except dogs might *might* be an exception."
  • "I might - *might* - consider not buying the manga I'd never heard of before but looks oh-so interesting if I knew any of these were coming out that week:"
  • "I wrote about what might–and I emphasize the word *might*–be an indication that some small steps have actually been taken in my Blog-Against-Sexism-Day post."