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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 Main.

Origin: AS. Meaht, miht, from the root of magan to be able, E. May; akin to D. Magt, OS. Maht, G. Macht, Icel. Mattr, Goth. Mahts. See May.