Definitions for strengthstrɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

strengthstrɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ(n.)

  1. the quality or state of being strong; physical power; vigor.

  2. intellectual or moral force.

  3. power by reason of influence, authority, or resources.

  4. the full force in numbers of an organization or body.

  5. effective force or cogency:

    the strength of his plea.

  6. power of resistance.

    Category: Mechanics

  7. vigor of action, language, feeling, etc.

  8. degree of concentration; intensity, as of light, color, sound, flavor, or odor.

  9. a strong or valuable attribute:

    He was asked to list his strengths and weaknesses.

  10. a source of power or encouragement; sustenance:

    The Bible was her strength and joy.

Idioms for strength:

  1. on the strength of,on the basis of.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of strength:

bef. 900; ME strengthe, OE strengthu; see strong , -th1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strength(noun)

    the property of being physically or mentally strong

    "fatigue sapped his strength"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point, strength(noun)

    an asset of special worth or utility

    "cooking is his forte"

  5. persuasiveness, strength(noun)

    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"

  6. 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"

  7. potency, effectiveness, strength(noun)

    capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

    "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"

  8. strength(noun)

    the condition of financial success

    "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"

  9. lastingness, durability, enduringness, strength(noun)

    permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

    "they advertised the durability of their products"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. strength(noun)ɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

    physical power

    the strength of his arms; After days of walking, he had very little strength left.

  2. strengthɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

    the ability of sth to support sth or withstand pressure without breaking

    the strength of the bridge pilings

  3. strengthɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

    ≠ weakness

    Her ability to inspire employees is one of her strengths.; Try to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your plan.

  4. strengthɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

    courage and determination

    The strength shown by people in the community after the disaster.; her strength of character

  5. strengthɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

    the ability to influence people or events; = power

    the country's economic/military strength; the strength of public feeling against the war

  6. strengthɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

    the power of a natural force

    the incredible strength of the earthquake/tornado/winds etc.

  7. strengthɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

    how much flavor or other substance is in a food

    the strength of the coffee; liquors of different strengths

  8. strengthɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ

    the value of currency compared to others

    the strength of the Euro


  1. strength(Noun)

    The quality of being strong.

    It requires great strength to lift heavy objects.

  2. strength(Noun)

    The intensity of a force or power; potency.

    Have the strength of ten men.

  3. strength(Noun)

    The strongest part of something.

  4. strength(Noun)

    A positive attribute.

    We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.

  5. strength(Verb)

    To give strength to; to strengthen.

  6. Origin: strengþu. Written strenght in the 1534 Tyndale English translation of the Bible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strength(noun)

    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

  2. Strength(noun)

    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

  3. Strength(noun)

    power of resisting attacks; impregnability

  4. Strength(noun)

    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

  5. Strength(noun)

    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

  6. Strength(noun)

    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?

  7. Strength(noun)

    vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work

  8. Strength(noun)

    intensity; -- said of light or color

  9. Strength(noun)

    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

  10. Strength(noun)

    a strong place; a stronghold

  11. Strength(verb)

    to strengthen


  1. Strength

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1422

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2645

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Nouns Frequency: #575

Translations for strength

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the quality of being strong

He got his strength back slowly after his illness; I hadn't the strength to resist him.

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