(obsolete) To give strength to; to strengthen. [12th-17th c.]
- On the basis of:
She was hired on the strength of her computer skills.
- from one accomplishment or peak to another, often in an increasing progression
- based or relying on
Other Word Forms of Strength
Origin of Strength
From Old English strengþu (corresponding to strong + -th). Written strenght in the 1534 Tyndale English translation of the Bible.
Middle English from Old English strengthu
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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