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Strength vs. Strong

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Strengthnoun

The quality or degree of being strong.

‘It requires great strength to lift heavy objects.’;

Strongadjective

Capable of producing great physical force.

‘a big strong man; Jake was tall and strong’;

Strengthnoun

The intensity of a force or power; potency.

‘He had the strength of ten men.’;

Strongadjective

Capable of withstanding great physical force.

‘a strong foundation; good strong shoes’;

Strengthnoun

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

Strongadjective

(of water, wind, etc.) Having a lot of power.

‘The man was nearly drowned after a strong undercurrent swept him out to sea.’;

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Strengthnoun

A positive attribute.

‘We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.’;

Strongadjective

Determined; unyielding.

‘He is strong in the face of adversity.’;

Strengthnoun

(obsolete) Armed force, body of troops.

Strongadjective

Highly stimulating to the senses.

‘a strong light; a strong taste’;

Strengthnoun

(obsolete) A strong place; a stronghold.

Strongadjective

Having an offensive or intense odor or flavor.

‘a strong smell’;

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Strengthverb

(obsolete) To give strength to; to strengthen.

Strongadjective

Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.

‘a strong cup of coffee; a strong medicine’;

Strengthnoun

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.

‘All his [Samson's] strength in his hairs were.’; ‘Thou must outliveThy youth, thy strength, thy beauty.’;

Strongadjective

(specifically) Having a high alcoholic content.

‘a strong drink’; ‘She gets up, and pours herself a strong one. - Eagles, Lying Eyes’;

Strengthnoun

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.

Strongadjective

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

‘a strong verb’;

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Strengthnoun

Power of resisting attacks; impregnability.

Strongadjective

(chemistry) That completely ionizes into anions and cations in a solution.

‘a strong acid;’; ‘a strong base’;

Strengthnoun

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.

Strongadjective

(military) Not easily subdued or taken.

‘a strong position’;

Strengthnoun

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.

‘God is our refuge and strength.’; ‘What they boded would be a mischief to us, you are providing shall be one of our principal strengths.’; ‘Certainly there is not a greater strength against temptation.’;

Strongadjective

Impressive, good.

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

Strengthnoun

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?

Strongadjective

Having a specified number of people or units.

‘The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.’;

Strengthnoun

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

‘And praise the easy vigor of a lifeWhere Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join.’;

Strongadjective

(of a disease or symptom) severe very bad or intense

Strengthnoun

Intensity; - said of light or color.

‘Bright Phœbus in his strength.’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

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.

Strongadjective

(of an argument) Convincing.

Strengthnoun

A strong place; a stronghold.

Strongadverb

In a strong manner.

Strengthverb

To strengthen.

Strongadjective

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

‘That our oxen may be strong to labor.’; ‘Orses the strong to greater strength must yield.’;

Strengthnoun

the property of being physically or mentally strong;

‘fatigue sapped his strength’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

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.

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

an asset of special worth or utility;

‘cooking is his forte’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

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.

Strengthnoun

capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects;

‘the toxin's potency’; ‘the strength of the drinks’;

Strongadjective

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.

Strengthnoun

the condition of financial success;

‘the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks’;

Strongadjective

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

‘Her mother, ever strong against that match.’;

Strengthnoun

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

‘they advertised the durability of their products’;

Strongadjective

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.

Strengthnoun

the quality or state of being physically strong

‘cycling can help you build up your strength’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

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

‘the political and military strength of European governments’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

the degree of intensity of a feeling or belief

‘street protests demonstrated the strength of feeling against the president’;

Strongadjective

Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.

Strengthnoun

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

‘the strength of the argument for property taxation’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

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

‘the wind had markedly increased in strength’;

Strongadjective

Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.

‘He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears.’;

Strengthnoun

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

Strongadjective

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.

‘I was stronger in prophecy than in criticism.’;

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.

‘Like her sweet voice is thy harmonious song,As high, as sweet, as easy, and as strong.’;

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

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

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

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.

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

having strength or power greater than average or expected;

‘a strong radio signal’; ‘strong medicine’; ‘a strong man’;

Strengthnoun

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

‘he was my closest friend, my strength and shield’;

Strongadjective

used of syllables or musical beats

Strengthnoun

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

‘the peacetime strength of the army was 415,000’;

Strongadjective

not faint or feeble;

‘a strong odor of burning rubber’;

Strengthnoun

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’;

Strongadjective

having or wielding force or authority;

‘providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons’;

Strongadjective

having a strong physiological or chemical effect;

‘a potent toxin’; ‘potent liquor’; ‘a potent cup of tea’;

Strongadjective

able to withstand attack;

‘an impregnable fortress’; ‘fortifications that made the frontier inviolable’;

Strongadjective

of good quality and condition; solidly built;

‘a solid foundation’; ‘several substantial timber buildings’;

Strongadjective

of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection;

‘`sing' is a strong verb’;

Strongadjective

having a high alcoholic content;

‘hard liquor’;

Strongadjective

freshly made or left;

‘a warm trail’; ‘the scent is warm’;

Strongadjective

strong and sure;

‘a firm grasp’; ‘gave a strong pull on the rope’;

Strongadjective

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

‘she cut through the water with her strong arms’;

Strongadjective

able to perform a specified action well and powerfully

‘he was not a strong swimmer’;

Strongadjective

exerting great force

‘a strong current’;

Strongadjective

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’;

Strongadjective

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

‘there is a strong argument for decentralization’;

Strongadjective

powerfully affecting the mind, senses, or emotions

‘his imagery made a strong impression on the critics’;

Strongadjective

(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’;

Strongadjective

able to withstand force, pressure, or wear

‘cotton is strong, hard-wearing, and easy to handle’;

Strongadjective

not easily affected by disease or hardship

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

Strongadjective

not easily disturbed, upset, or affected

‘driving on these motorways requires strong nerves’; ‘only a strong will enabled him to survive’;

Strongadjective

firmly held or established

‘they had established a strong and trusting relationship’; ‘he was a man of strong, though unconventional, religious beliefs’;

Strongadjective

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

Strongadjective

very intense

‘a strong smell’;

Strongadjective

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

‘she should wear strong colours’;

Strongadjective

(of food or its flavour) distinctive and pungent

‘strong cheese’;

Strongadjective

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

‘a cup of strong coffee’; ‘strong lager’;

Strongadjective

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

Strongadjective

used after a number to indicate the size of a group

‘a hostile crowd several thousands strong’;

Strongadjective

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).

Strongadjective

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.

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