- The definition of strong refers to someone or something who can exert a lot of power or force, or is the ability to do a task very well
- An example of strong is someone who can lift 200 pounds.
- An example of strong is a wind that knocks over trees.
- An example of strong is someone who can run fast.
- physically powerful; having great muscular strength; robust
- in a healthy and sound condition; hale; hearty
- performing well or in a normal manner: a strong heart
- not easily affected or upset: a strong stomach
- morally powerful; having strength of character or will
- intellectually powerful; able to think vigorously and clearly
- having special competence or ability (in a specified area): to be strong in botany
- governing or leading with firm authority; authoritarian
- powerfully made, built, or constituted; tough; firm; durable: a strong wall, a strong fabric
- holding firmly; tenacious: a strong grip
- binding tightly: strong glue
- hard to capture; able to resist and endure attack: a strong fort
- not easily defeated; formidable: a strong opponent
- not easily dislodged; deep-rooted: strong prejudice
- having many resources; powerful in wealth, numbers, supplies, etc.: a strong nation
- of a specified number; reaching a certain degree in number or strength: a task force 6,000 strong
- having a powerful effect; drastic: strong measures
- having a large amount of its essential quality; not weak or diluted: strong coffee
- affecting the senses powerfully; intense: a strong light, strong smell, etc.
- having an offensive taste or smell; rank: strong butter
- firm and loud: a strong voice
- intense in degree or quality; not mild; specif.,
- ardent; passionate; warm: strong affection
- forceful; persuasive; cogent: strong reasons
- felt deeply; pronounced; decided: a strong opinion
- vigorously active; zealous: a strong socialist
- vigorous, forthright, and unambiguous, often offensively so: strong language
- clear; distinct; marked: a strong resemblance
- receiving or showing emphasis or stress: a strong accent or beat
- moving rapidly and with force: a strong wind
- having high powers of magnification: strong lenses
- tending toward higher prices: said of a stock or stock market
- Chem. having a high ion concentration, as certain acids and bases
- Gram. in English and other Germanic languages, designating or of verbs that express variation in tense chiefly by internal change of a syllabic vowel rather than by the addition of inflectional endings; irregular (Ex.: swim, swam, swum; drive, drove, driven)
Origin of strongMiddle English ; from Old English strang, akin to Old Norse strangr, strong, severe, German streng, severe ; from Indo-European base an unverified form strenk-, an unverified form streng-, tense, taut from source string, Classical Greek strangos, twisted, Classical Latin stringere, to draw taut
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- a. Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.b. Marked by great physical power: a strong blow to the head.
- In good or sound health; robust: a strong constitution; a strong heart.
- Economically or financially sound or thriving: a strong economy.
- Having force of character, will, morality, or intelligence: a strong personality.
- Having or showing ability or achievement in a specified field: students who are strong in chemistry.
- Capable of the effective exercise of authority: a strong leader.
- a. Capable of withstanding force or wear; solid, tough, or firm: a strong building; a strong fabric.b. Having great binding strength: a strong adhesive.
- Not easily captured or defeated: a strong flank; a strong defense.
- Not easily upset; resistant to harmful or unpleasant influences: strong nerves; a strong stomach.
- Having force or rapidity of motion: a strong current.
- a. Persuasive, effective, and cogent: a strong argument.b. Forceful and pointed; emphatic: a strong statement.c. Forthright and explicit, often offensively so: strong language.
- Extreme; drastic: had to resort to strong measures.
- Having force of conviction or feeling; uncompromising: strong faith; a strong supporter.
- Intense in degree or quality: a strong emotion; strong motivation.
- a. Having an intense or offensive effect on the senses: strong light; strong vinegar; strong cologne.b. Clear and loud: a strong voice.c. Readily noticeable; remarkable: a strong resemblance; a strong contrast.d. Readily detected or received: a strong radio signal.
- a. Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient: mixed a strong solution of bleach and water.b. Containing a considerable percentage of alcohol: strong punch.c. Powerfully effective: a strong painkiller.
- Of or relating to a color having a high degree of saturation.
- Having a specified number of units or members: a military force 100,000 strong.
- Marked by steady or rising prices: a strong market.
- Linguistics a. Of or relating to those verbs in Germanic languages that form their past tense by a change in stem vowel, and their past participles by a change in stem vowel and sometimes by adding the suffix -(e)n, as sing, sang, sung or tear, tore, torn.b. Of or relating to the inflection of nouns or adjectives in Germanic languages with endings that historically did not contain a suffix with an n.
- 21. Stressed or accented in pronunciation or poetic meter. Used of a word or syllable.
Origin of strongMiddle English, from Old English strang.
(comparative stronger, superlative strongest)
- Capable of producing great physical force.
- a big strong man; Jake was tall and strong
- Capable of withstanding great physical force.
- a strong foundation; good strong shoes
- fast moving water, wind, etc, which has a lot of power.
- The man was nearly drowned after a strong undercurrent swept him out to sea.
- Determined; unyielding.
- He is strong in the face of adversity.
- Highly stimulating to the senses.
- a strong light; a strong taste
- Having an offensive or intense odor or flavor.
- a strong smell
- Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.
- a strong cup of coffee; a strong medicine
- (specifically) Having a high alcoholic content.
- a strong drink
- (grammar) Inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels.
- a strong verb
- (military) Not easily subdued or taken.
- a strong position
- (slang, US) Impressive, good.
- You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That’s strong!
- Having a specified number of people or units.
- The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.
- (of a disease or symptom) severe (very bad or intense)
- (mathematics, logic) Having a wide range of logical consequences; widely applicable. (Often contrasted with a weak statement which it implies.)
- In a strong manner.
- (in a strong manner): forcelessly, powerlessly, weakly
From Middle English strong, strang, from Old English strong, strang (“strong, powerful, mighty, able; firm, constant, resolute, strenuous, hardy; hard, severe, fierce, stern, strict; bold, brave; valid, assured; effective, producing a great effect, potent; earnest; arduous, violent”), from Proto-Germanic *strangaz (“tight, strict, straight, strong”), from Proto-Indo-European *streng-, *strenk- (“taut, stiff, tight”). Cognate with Scots strang (“strong”), Saterland Frisian strang, West Frisian string (“austere, strict, harsh, severe, stern, stark, tough”), Dutch streng (“strict, severe, tight”), German streng (“strict, severe, austere”), Swedish sträng, strang (“severe, strict, harsh”), Norwegian strang (“strong, harsh, bitter”), Icelandic strangur (“strict”).
- A surname.