Strong definition

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Having force of character, will, morality, or intelligence.

A strong personality.

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Economically or financially sound or thriving.

A strong economy.

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Capable of the effective exercise of authority.

A strong leader.

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Having or showing ability or achievement in a specified field.

Students who are strong in chemistry.

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Having many resources; powerful in wealth, numbers, supplies, etc.

A strong nation.

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Capable of withstanding force or wear; solid, tough, or firm.

A strong building; a strong fabric.

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Having a specified number of units or members.

A military force 100,000 strong.

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Marked by steady or rising prices.

A strong market.

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Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.
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Marked by great physical power.

A strong blow to the head.

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Having great binding strength.

A strong adhesive.

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Forthright and explicit, often offensively so.

Strong language.

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Having an intense or offensive effect on the senses.

Strong light; strong vinegar; strong cologne.

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Clear and loud.

A strong voice.

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Readily detected or received.

A strong radio signal.

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Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.

Mixed a strong solution of bleach and water.

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Containing a considerable percentage of alcohol.

Strong punch.

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Of a specified number; reaching a certain degree in number or strength.

A task force 6,000 strong.

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Having a large amount of its essential quality; not weak or diluted.

Strong coffee.

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Having an offensive taste or smell; rank.

Strong butter.

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Firm and loud.

A strong voice.

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Intense in degree or quality; not mild.
  • 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.
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Having high powers of magnification.

Strong lenses.

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Hard to capture; able to resist and endure attack.

A strong fort.

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Stressed or accented in pronunciation or poetic meter. Used of a word or syllable.
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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.

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Of or relating to a color having a high degree of saturation.
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Persuasive, effective, and cogent.

A strong argument.

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Forceful and pointed; emphatic.

A strong statement.

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Readily noticeable; remarkable.

A strong resemblance; a strong contrast.

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Powerfully effective.

A strong painkiller.

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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.
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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.
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Having a powerful effect; drastic.

Strong measures.

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Moving rapidly and with force.

A strong wind.

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Tending toward higher prices.
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(chem.) Having a high ion concentration, as certain acids and bases.
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(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)
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Physically powerful; having great muscular strength; robust.
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In a healthy and sound condition; hale; hearty.
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Performing well or in a normal manner.

A strong heart.

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Not easily affected or upset.

A strong stomach.

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Intellectually powerful; able to think vigorously and clearly.
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Having special competence or ability (in or on a specified area)

A student who is strong in botany.

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Powerfully made, built, or constituted; tough; firm; durable.

A strong wall, a strong fabric.

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Holding firmly; tenacious.

A strong grip.

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Binding tightly.

Strong glue.

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Not easily defeated; formidable.

A strong opponent.

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Not easily dislodged; deep-rooted.

Strong prejudice.

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In a strong manner; greatly, severely, vigorously, etc.
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Capable of producing great physical force.

A big strong man; Jake was tall and strong.

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Capable of withstanding great physical force.

A strong foundation; good strong shoes.

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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.

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He is strong in the face of adversity.

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Highly stimulating to the senses.

A strong light; a strong taste.

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Having an offensive or intense odor or flavor.

A strong smell.

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Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.

A strong cup of coffee; a strong medicine.

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(specifically) Having a high alcoholic content.

A strong drink.

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(grammar) Inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels.

A strong verb.

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(military) Not easily subdued or taken.

A strong position.

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(slang, US) Impressive, good.

You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That's strong!

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Having a specified number of people or units.

The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.

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(of a disease or symptom) Severe (very bad or intense)
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(mathematics, logic) Having a wide range of logical consequences; widely applicable. (Often contrasted with a weak statement which it implies.)
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In a strong manner.
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In good or sound health; robust.

A strong constitution; a strong heart.

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Not easily upset; resistant to harmful or unpleasant influences.

Strong nerves; a strong stomach.

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Having force or rapidity of motion.

A strong current.

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Extreme; drastic.

Had to resort to strong measures.

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Having force of conviction or feeling; uncompromising.

Strong faith; a strong supporter.

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In a strong, powerful, or vigorous manner; forcefully.

A salesperson who comes on too strong.

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Morally powerful; having strength of character or will.
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Governing or leading with firm authority; authoritarian.
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Affecting the senses powerfully; intense.

A strong light, strong smell, etc.

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Not easily captured or defeated.

A strong flank; a strong defense.

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Intense in degree or quality.

A strong emotion; strong motivation.

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come on strong
  • to be socially assertive or aggressive
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going strong
  • thriving; flourishing
    A family business still going strong.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
strong
Comparative:
stronger
Superlative:
strongest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of strong

  • Middle English from Old English strang

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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").

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