- The definition of strength is power, potency or toughness.
- An example of strength is the ability to bench press 350 pounds.
- An example of strength is the alcohol potency in a cough syrup.
- An example of strength is someone holding true to what they believe in.
strength definition by Webster's New World
- the state or quality of being strong; force; power; vigor
- the power to resist strain, stress, etc.; toughness; durability
- the power to resist attack; impregnability
- legal, moral, or intellectual force or effectiveness
- capacity for producing a reaction or effect
- potency or concentration, as of drugs, liquors, etc.
- great effectiveness or high potency
- intensity, as of sound, color, odor, etc.
- force as measured in numbers: a battalion at full strength
- vigor or force of feeling or expression
- a source of strength or support
- a tendency to rise or remain firm in prices
Origin: Middle English strengthe ; from Old English strengthu ; from an unverified form strang-ithu: see strong and amp; -th
strength definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The state, property, or quality of being strong.
- The power to resist attack; impregnability.
- The power to resist strain or stress; durability.
- The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly.
- Capacity or potential for effective action: a show of strength.
- a. The number of people constituting a normal or ideal organization: The police force has been at half strength since the budget cuts.b. Military capability in terms of personnel and materiel: an army of fearsome strength.
- a. A source of power or force.b. One that is regarded as the embodiment of protective or supportive power; a support or mainstay.c. An attribute or quality of particular worth or utility; an asset.
- Degree of intensity, force, effectiveness, or potency in terms of a particular property, as:a. Degree of concentration, distillation, or saturation; potency.b. Operative effectiveness or potency.c. Intensity, as of sound or light.d. Intensity or vehemence, as of emotion or language.
- Effective or binding force; efficacy: the strength of an argument.
- Firmness of or a continuous rising tendency in prices, as on the stock market.
- Games Power derived from the value of playing cards held.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English strengthu.Usage Note: Although the word strength is not spelled with a k, it is most often pronounced (strĕngkth), with a (k) sound inserted between the (ng) and the (th). This intrusive (k) occurs for a simple reason: In making the transition from the voiced velar nasal (ng) to the voiceless dental fricative (th), speakers naturally produce the voiceless velar stop (k), which is made at the same place in the mouth as (ng) but is voiceless like (th). Other words with intrusive consonants include warmth, which may sound like it is spelled warmpth, and prince, which may sound like prints. The pronunciation (strĕnth), which is made with (n) before (th), arises by the phonological process of assimilation. The velar (ng) moves forward in the mouth, becoming (n) before (th), which is made at the front of the mouth. Criticized in the past as sloppy, this pronunciation is now generally regarded as a standard, although less common, variant. The similar pronunciation of length is now also considered acceptable.
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