Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.
(uncountable) Physical strength or force.
‘He pushed with all his might, but still it would not move.’;
(as a pro-sentence) Perhaps that is true expressing no commitment to a decision or a neutral viewpoint to a statement.
(uncountable) The ability to do something.
‘Then add those may-be years thou hast to live ― Dryden.’;
(obsolete) Mighty; powerful.
(informal) Something that is possibly true.
(informal) An answer that shows neither agreement nor disagreement.
‘The results of the poll were inconclusive. We got two yeses, three nos, and four maybes.’;
(auxiliary) Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
‘I might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.’;
(informal) A future event that may or may not happen.
‘About your raise: it's a big maybe.’;
(auxiliary) may Used to indicate permission in past tense.
‘He asked me if he might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.’;
Perhaps; possibly; peradventure.
‘Maybe the amorous count solicits her.’; ‘In a liberal and, maybe, somewhat reckless way.’;
(auxiliary) may Used to indicate possibility in past tense.
‘I thought that I might go the next day.’;
Possible; probable, but not sure.
‘Then add those maybe years thou hast to live.’;
Used to indicate a desired past action that was not done.
‘Hey man, you might have warned me about the thunderstorm’;
‘What they offer is mere maybe and shift.’;
imp. of May.
‘perhaps she will call tomorrow’; ‘we may possibly run into them at the concert’; ‘it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time’;
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?’; ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.’;
‘maybe I won't go back’; ‘he was standing maybe 20 or 30 feet away’;
a mere possibility or probability
‘no ifs, buts, or maybes’;
past of may
used in reported speech, to express possibility or permission
‘he said he might be late’;
expressing a possibility based on an unfulfilled condition
‘we might have won if we'd played better’;
expressing annoyance about something that someone has not done
‘you might have told me!’;
‘he avoided social engagements so that he might work’;
used tentatively to ask permission or to express a polite request
‘might I just ask one question?’; ‘you might just call me Jane, if you don't mind’;
asking for information, especially condescendingly
‘and who might you be?’;
used to express possibility or make a suggestion
‘this might be true’; ‘you might try pain relievers’;
great and impressive power or strength, especially of a nation, large organization, or natural force
‘a convincing display of military might’;