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Strength vs. Strong

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  • Strength (noun)

    The quality or degree of being strong.

    "It requires great strength to lift heavy objects."

  • Strength (noun)

    The intensity of a force or power; potency.

    "He had the strength of ten men."

  • Strength (noun)

    The strongest part of something; that on which confidence or reliance is based.

  • Strength (noun)

    A positive attribute.

    "We all have our own strengths and weaknesses."

  • Strength (noun)

    Armed force, body of troops.

  • Strength (noun)

    A strong place; a stronghold.

  • Strength (verb)

    To give strength to; to strengthen. 12th-17th c.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Capable of producing great physical force.

    "a big strong man; Jake was tall and strong"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Capable of withstanding great physical force.

    "a strong foundation; good strong shoes"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having a lot of power.

    "The man was nearly drowned after a strong undercurrent swept him out to sea."

  • Strong (adjective)

    Determined; unyielding.

    "He is strong in the face of adversity."

  • Strong (adjective)

    Highly stimulating to the senses.

    "a strong light; a strong taste"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having an offensive or intense odor or flavor.

    "a strong smell"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.

    "a strong cup of coffee; a strong medicine"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having a high alcoholic content.

    "a strong drink"

    "She gets up, and pours herself a strong one. - Eagles, Lying Eyes"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels.

    "a strong verb"

  • Strong (adjective)

    That completely ionizes into anions and cations in a solution.

    "a strong acid;"

    "a strong base"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Not easily subdued or taken.

    "a strong position"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Impressive, good.

    "You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That’s strong!"

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having a specified number of people or units.

    "The enemy's army force was five thousand strong."

  • Strong (adjective)

    very bad or intense

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having a wide range of logical consequences; widely applicable. (Often contrasted with a weak statement which it implies.)

  • Strong (adjective)

    Convincing.

  • Strong (adverb)

    In a strong manner.

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  • Strength (noun)

    the quality or state of being physically strong

    "cycling can help you build up your strength"

  • Strength (noun)

    the influence or power possessed by a person, organization, or country

    "the political and military strength of European governments"

  • Strength (noun)

    the degree of intensity of a feeling or belief

    "street protests demonstrated the strength of feeling against the president"

  • Strength (noun)

    the extent to which an argument or case is sound or convincing

    "the strength of the argument for property taxation"

  • Strength (noun)

    the potency, intensity, or speed of a force or natural agency

    "the wind had markedly increased in strength"

  • Strength (noun)

    the potential of a hand to win tricks, arising from the number and type of high cards it contains.

  • Strength (noun)

    the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure

    "they were taking no chances with the strength of the retaining wall"

  • Strength (noun)

    the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with difficult or distressing situations

    "it takes strength of character to admit one needs help"

    "many people find strength in religion"

  • Strength (noun)

    the potency or degree of concentration of a drug, chemical, or drink

    "the solution comes in two strengths"

    "it's double the strength of your average beer"

  • Strength (noun)

    a good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing

    "the strengths and weaknesses of their sales and marketing operation"

    "his strength was his obsessive single-mindedness"

  • Strength (noun)

    a person or thing perceived as a source of mental or emotional support

    "he was my closest friend, my strength and shield"

  • Strength (noun)

    the number of people comprising a group, typically a team or army

    "the peacetime strength of the army was 415,000"

  • Strength (noun)

    a number of people required to make such a group complete

    "we are now more than 100 officers below strength"

    "City were under strength, yet put up a creditable performance"

    "some units will be maintained at full strength while others will rely on reserves"

    "an under-strength side"

  • Strong (adjective)

    having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks

    "she cut through the water with her strong arms"

  • Strong (adjective)

    able to perform a specified action well and powerfully

    "he was not a strong swimmer"

  • Strong (adjective)

    exerting great force

    "a strong current"

  • Strong (adjective)

    powerful and difficult to resist or defeat

    "the competition was too strong"

    "a strong leader"

    "the company was in a strong position to negotiate a deal"

  • Strong (adjective)

    (of an argument or case) likely to succeed because of sound reasoning or convincing evidence

    "there is a strong argument for decentralization"

  • Strong (adjective)

    powerfully affecting the mind, senses, or emotions

    "his imagery made a strong impression on the critics"

  • Strong (adjective)

    (of language or actions) forceful and extreme, especially excessively or unacceptably so

    "the government were urged to take strong measures against the perpetrators of violence"

    "a play full of strong language"

  • Strong (adjective)

    able to withstand force, pressure, or wear

    "cotton is strong, hard-wearing, and easy to handle"

  • Strong (adjective)

    not easily affected by disease or hardship

    "despite his strong constitution, constant worry and exposure to the elements had worn him down"

  • Strong (adjective)

    not easily disturbed, upset, or affected

    "driving on these motorways requires strong nerves"

    "only a strong will enabled him to survive"

  • Strong (adjective)

    firmly held or established

    "they had established a strong and trusting relationship"

    "he was a man of strong, though unconventional, religious beliefs"

  • Strong (adjective)

    (of a market) having steadily high or rising prices.

  • Strong (adjective)

    very intense

    "a strong smell"

  • Strong (adjective)

    (of something seen or heard) not soft or muted; clear or prominent

    "she should wear strong colours"

  • Strong (adjective)

    (of food or its flavour) distinctive and pungent

    "strong cheese"

  • Strong (adjective)

    (of a solution or drink) containing a large proportion of a particular substance; concentrated

    "a cup of strong coffee"

    "strong lager"

  • Strong (adjective)

    (of an acid or base) fully ionized into cations and anions in solution; having (respectively) a very low or a very high pH.

  • Strong (adjective)

    used after a number to indicate the size of a group

    "a hostile crowd several thousands strong"

  • Strong (adjective)

    denoting a class of verbs in Germanic languages that form the past tense and past participle by a change of vowel within the stem rather than by addition of a suffix (e.g. swim, swam, swum).

  • Strong (adjective)

    relating to or denoting the strongest of the known kinds of force between particles, which acts between nucleons and other hadrons when closer than about 10⁻¹³ cm (so binding protons in a nucleus despite the repulsion due to their charge), and which conserves strangeness, parity, and isospin.

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Strength (noun)

    The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.

  • Strength (noun)

    Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; - in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like.

  • Strength (noun)

    Power of resisting attacks; impregnability.

  • Strength (noun)

    That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.

  • Strength (noun)

    One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.

  • Strength (noun)

    Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?

  • Strength (noun)

    Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; - said of literary work.

  • Strength (noun)

    Intensity; - said of light or color.

  • Strength (noun)

    Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; - said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.

  • Strength (noun)

    A strong place; a stronghold.

  • Strength

    To strengthen.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.

  • Strong (adjective)

    Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the addition of -en (with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Strength (noun)

    the property of being physically or mentally strong;

    "fatigue sapped his strength"

  • Strength (noun)

    capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war;

    "we faced an army of great strength"

    "politicians have neglected our military posture"

  • Strength (noun)

    physical energy or intensity;

    "he hit with all the force he could muster"

    "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"

    "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"

  • Strength (noun)

    an asset of special worth or utility;

    "cooking is his forte"

  • Strength (noun)

    the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty;

    "the strength of his argument settled the matter"

  • Strength (noun)

    the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation);

    "he adjusted the intensity of the sound"

    "they measured the station's signal strength"

  • Strength (noun)

    capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects;

    "the toxin's potency"

    "the strength of the drinks"

  • Strength (noun)

    the condition of financial success;

    "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"

  • Strength (noun)

    permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force;

    "they advertised the durability of their products"

  • Strong (adjective)

    having strength or power greater than average or expected;

    "a strong radio signal"

    "strong medicine"

    "a strong man"

  • Strong (adjective)

    used of syllables or musical beats

  • Strong (adjective)

    not faint or feeble;

    "a strong odor of burning rubber"

  • Strong (adjective)

    having or wielding force or authority;

    "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

  • Strong (adjective)

    having a strong physiological or chemical effect;

    "a potent toxin"

    "potent liquor"

    "a potent cup of tea"

  • Strong (adjective)

    able to withstand attack;

    "an impregnable fortress"

    "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"

  • Strong (adjective)

    of good quality and condition; solidly built;

    "a solid foundation"

    "several substantial timber buildings"

  • Strong (adjective)

    of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection;

    "`sing' is a strong verb"

  • Strong (adjective)

    having a high alcoholic content;

    "hard liquor"

  • Strong (adjective)

    freshly made or left;

    "a warm trail"

    "the scent is warm"

  • Strong (adjective)

    strong and sure;

    "a firm grasp"

    "gave a strong pull on the rope"

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