- to be socially assertive or aggressive
- thriving; flourishing
a family business still going strong
Other Word Forms of Strong
Origin of Strong
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").
Middle English from Old English strang
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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