Strength meaning

strĕngkth, strĕngth, strĕnth
The capacity to resist attack; impregnability.

The strength of the ship's armor.

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The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity.

The strength needed to lift a box.

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The ability to deal with difficult situations or to maintain a moral or intellectual position.

Does he have the strength to overcome such a tragedy?

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Toughness or durability.The ability to withstand force, pressure, strain, or stress. See bend radius, break strength, flex strength, mechanical strength, strength member, and tensile strength.
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Effective or binding force; efficacy.

The strength of an argument.

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A source of strength or support.
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A tendency to rise or remain firm in prices.
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The quality or degree of being strong.

It requires great strength to lift heavy objects.

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He had the strength of ten men.

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The strongest part of something; that on which confidence or reliance is based.
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We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.

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(obsolete) To give strength to; to strengthen. [12th-17th c.]

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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.

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Legal, moral, or intellectual force or effectiveness.
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The capacity to resist strain or stress; durability.

The strength of the cables.

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Firmness of or a continuous rising tendency in prices, as of a currency or market.
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The state or quality of being strong; force; power; vigor.
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The power to resist strain, stress, etc.; toughness; durability.
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The power to resist attack; impregnability.
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Intensity, as of sound, color, odor, etc.
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Force as measured in numbers.

A battalion at full strength.

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Vigor or force of feeling or expression.
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Power derived from the value of playing cards held.
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on the strength of
  • On the basis of:.
    She was hired on the strength of her computer skills.
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from strength to strength
  • From one accomplishment or peak to another, often in an increasing progression.
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on the strength of
  • Based or relying on.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

from strength to strength

Origin of strength

  • Middle English from Old English strengthu
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English strengþu (corresponding to strong + -th). Written strenght in the 1534 Tyndale English translation of the Bible.
    From Wiktionary