the property of being physically or mentally strong
"fatigue sapped his strength"
military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, posture(noun)
capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
"we faced an army of great strength"; "politicians have neglected our military posture"
force, forcefulness, strength(noun)
physical energy or intensity
"he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point, strength(noun)
an asset of special worth or utility
"cooking is his forte"
the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty
"the strength of his argument settled the matter"
intensity, strength, intensity level(noun)
the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
"he adjusted the intensity of the sound"; "they measured the station's signal strength"
potency, effectiveness, strength(noun)
capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
"the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"
the condition of financial success
"the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"
lastingness, durability, enduringness, strength(noun)
permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
"they advertised the durability of their products"
The quality of being strong.
It requires great strength to lift heavy objects.
The intensity of a force or power; potency.
Have the strength of ten men.
The strongest part of something.
A positive attribute.
We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.
To give strength to; to strengthen.
Origin: strengþu. Written strenght in the 1534 Tyndale English translation of the Bible.
the quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment
power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; -- in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like
power of resisting attacks; impregnability
that quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument
one who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security
force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?
vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work
intensity; -- said of light or color
intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; -- said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids
a strong place; a stronghold
Strength is a Major Arcana Tarot card, and is numbered either XI or VIII, depending on the deck. Historically it was called Fortitude, and in the Thoth Tarot deck it is called Lust. This card is used in game playing as well as in divination.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strength, n. quality of being strong: power of any kind, active or passive: force, vigour, violence: solidity or toughness: power to resist attack: excellence, boldness of conception or treatment: the required consistency or degree of the essential element in any compound: intensity: brightness: validity: vigour of style or expression: security: amount of force: potency of liquors: available force or support: a fortification, stronghold.—v.t. Strength′en, to make strong or stronger: to confirm: to encourage: to increase in power or security.—v.i. to become stronger.—n. Strength′ener, one who, or that which, supplies strength.—adjs. Strength′ening, invigorating; Strength′less, without strength.—On the strength, on the muster-rolls of; On, or Upon, the strength of, in reliance upon.—Proof-strength (see under Proof). [A.S. strengthu—strang, strong.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1422
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2645
Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Nouns Frequency: #575
The numerical value of strength in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of strength in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Love and the strength of womanhood, let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.
The day's market action has to be seen in the context of the recovery we've had year-to-date. Payrolls confirm the strength of the economy, but that strength is reflected in stock prices.
Our capital strength is a key priority. Capital strength is a competitive advantage, especially in tough economic times. We are reviewing all aspects of our capital strength as part of our broader business review.
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Translations for strength
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- көс, ҡеүәтBashkir
- мощ, силаBulgarian
- སྟོབསTibetan Standard
- fort, forçaCatalan, Valencian
- síla, pevnostCzech
- Stärke, KraftGerman
- fuerte, fortaleza, potencia, solidez, fuerza, intensidadSpanish
- زور, استحکامPersian
- voimakkuus, voima, vahvuusFinnish
- animoWestern Frisian
- neart, brìgh, lùthsScottish Gaelic
- ताक़त, शक्ति, बलHindi
- erő, erősségHungarian
- tenacia, energia, efficacia, intensità, forza, solidità, vigoreItalian
- firmitas, fortitudo, firmitudo, roburLatin
- stiprums, spēcīgums, spēksLatvian
- kracht, sterkteDutch
- बल, शक्तिSanskrit
- kuvvet, güçTurkish
- дієвість, авторитет, сила, міцьUkrainian
- زور, شکتیUrdu
- sức mạnhVietnamese
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