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Meaning of STRONG

Pronunciation:  strong

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"
  2. [adj]  freshly made or left; "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"
  3. [adj]  having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"
  4. [adj]  not faint or feeble; "a strong odor of burning rubber"
  5. [adj]  having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea"
  6. [adj]  having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
  7. [adj]  (grammar) of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`go' is a strong verb"
  8. [adj]  of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
  9. [adj]  used of syllables or musical beats
  10. [adj]  having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
  11. [adj]  able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
 

STRONG is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: accented, alcoholic, beardown(a), beefed-up, brawny, bullnecked, bullocky, effectual, equipotent, firm, forceful, fortified, fresh, hard, heavy, hefty, hobnail, hobnailed, impregnable, intense, inviolable, invulnerable, ironlike, irregular, knock-down(a), knockout, multipotent, muscular, noticeable, potent, reinforced, robust, secure, severe, sinewy, solid, sound, stiff, strengthened, stressed, substantial, unassailable, unattackable, vehement, virile, warm, well-knit, well-set
 
 Antonyms: impotent, weak
 
 See Also: effective, efficacious, fertile, powerful, rugged, tough, toughened

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strong\, a. [Compar. {Stronger}; superl. {Strongest}.]
[AS. strang, strong; akin to D. & G. streng strict, rigorous,
OHG. strengi strong, brave, harsh, Icel. strangr strong,
severe, Dan. streng, Sw. str["a]ng strict, severe. Cf.
{Strength}, {Stretch}, {String}.]
1. Having active physical power, or great physical power to
   act; having a power of exerting great bodily force;
   vigorous.

         That our oxen may be strong to labor. --Ps. cxliv.
                                               14.

         Orses the strong to greater strength must yield.
                                               --Dryden.

2. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or
   endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong
   constitution; strong health.

3. 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.

4. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a
   strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.

5. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong
   house, or company of merchants.

6. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength
   or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong
   partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.

         Her mother, ever strong against that match. --Shak.

10. 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.

11. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol;
    intoxicating; as, strong liquors.

12. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors,
    etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.

13. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat. --Heb. v. 12.

14. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered;
    as, a strong custom; a strong belief.

15. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.

          He had offered up prayers and supplications with
          strong crying and tears.             --Heb. v. 7.

16. 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.

          I was stronger in prophecy than in criticism.
                                               --Dryden.

17. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.

          Like her sweet voice is thy harmonious song, As
          high, as sweet, as easy, and as strong. --E. Smith.

18. (Stock Exchange) Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a
    strong market.

19. (Gram.)
    (a) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its
        preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root
        vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the
        addition of -en (with or without a change of the root
        vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven;
        break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to
        weak, or regular. See {Weak}.
    (b) 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. --F. A. March.

{Strong conjugation} (Gram.), the conjugation of a strong
   verb; -- called also {old, or irregular, conjugation}, and
   distinguished from the {weak, or regular, conjugation}.

Note: Strong is often used in the formation of
      self-explaining compounds; as, strong-backed,
      strong-based, strong-bodied, strong-colored,
      strong-fisted, strong-handed, strong-ribbed,
      strong-smelling, strong-voiced, etc.

Syn: Vigorous; powerful; stout; solid; firm; hardy; muscular;
     forcible; cogent; valid. See {Robust}.

 

 

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