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Strong meaning

strong - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. of verbs not having standard ( or regular) inflection; "` sing' is a strong verb"
  2. 2. having strength or power greater than average or expected; " a strong radio signal"; " strong medicine"; " a strong man"
  3. 3. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.
  4. 4. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.
  5. 5. Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town.
  6. 6. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
  7. 7. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.
  8. 8. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.
  9. 9. Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide.
  10. 10. Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language.
  11. 11. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.
  12. 12. Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee.
  13. 13. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.
  14. 14. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.
  15. 15. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.
  16. 16. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.
  17. 17. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
  18. 18. Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination.
  19. 19. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.
  20. 20. Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.
  21. 21. Applied to forms in Anglo- Saxon, etc., which retain the old declensional endings. In the Teutonic languages the vowel stems have held the original endings most firmly, and are called strong; the stems in - n are called weak other constant stems conform, or are irregular.
  22. 22. Having power; forcible; solid; well fortified; having resources; impetuous; vigorous; bright; intense.

strong - examples of usage

  1. She isn't strong enough. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. But was his case strong? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. You seem to be going pretty strong. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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