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Might vs. Mite

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Mightnoun

Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.

Mitenoun

A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species.

Mightnoun

(uncountable) Physical strength or force.

‘He pushed with all his might, but still it would not move.’;

Mitenoun

A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing.

Mightnoun

(uncountable) The ability to do something.

Mitenoun

A lepton, a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.

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Mightadjective

(obsolete) Mighty; powerful.

Mitenoun

A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.

Mightadjective

(obsolete) Possible.

Mitenoun

Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle

Mightverb

(auxiliary) Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.

‘I might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.’;

Mitenoun

A small or naughty person, or one you take pity on; rascal

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Mightverb

(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.’;

Mitenoun

A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the dust mite, cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, three-toed spider mite, etc. See Acarina.

Mightverb

(auxiliary) may Used to indicate possibility in past tense.

‘I thought that I might go the next day.’;

Mitenoun

A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.

‘Two mites, which make a farthing.’;

Mightverb

Used to indicate a desired past action that was not done.

‘Hey man, you might have warned me about the thunderstorm’;

Mitenoun

A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.

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Might

imp. of May.

Mitenoun

Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.

‘For in effect they be not worth a myte.’;

Mightnoun

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.’;

Mitenoun

a slight but appreciable addition;

‘this dish could use a touch of garlic’;

Mightnoun

physical strength

Mitenoun

any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods

Mightverb

past of may

Mite

Mites are small arachnids (eight-legged arthropods). Mites are not a defined taxon, but the name is used for members of several groups in the subclass acari of the class Arachnida.

Mightverb

used in reported speech, to express possibility or permission

‘he said he might be late’;

Mightverb

expressing a possibility based on an unfulfilled condition

‘we might have won if we'd played better’;

Mightverb

expressing annoyance about something that someone has not done

‘you might have told me!’;

Mightverb

expressing purpose

‘he avoided social engagements so that he might work’;

Mightverb

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’;

Mightverb

asking for information, especially condescendingly

‘and who might you be?’;

Mightverb

used to express possibility or make a suggestion

‘this might be true’; ‘you might try pain relievers’;

Mightnoun

great and impressive power or strength, especially of a nation, large organization, or natural force

‘a convincing display of military might’;

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