What does STRONG mean?
Definitions for STRONG
strɔŋ, strɒŋ; ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-; ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-strong
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word STRONG.
having strength or power greater than average or expected
"a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
not faint or feeble
"a strong odor of burning rubber"
having or wielding force or authority
"providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
potent, strong, stiffadjective
having a strong physiological or chemical effect
"a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackableadjective
immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
"an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"
solid, strong, substantialadjective
of good quality and condition; solidly built
"a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
"`sing' is a strong verb"
being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
freshly made or left
"a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"
strong and sure
"a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"
in a strong manner
capable of producing great physical force.
capable of withstanding great physical force
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.
He is strong in the face of adversity.
highly stimulating to the senses
having an offensive or intense odor or flavor
a strong smell
having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient
having a high alcoholic content
a strong drink
inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels
a strong verb
not easily subdued or taken
a strong position
You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That's strong!
Having a specified number of people or units
The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: strang , Saxon.
Though ’gan the villain wax so fierce and strong,
That nothing may sustain his furious force,
He cast him down to ground, and all along
Drew him through dirt and mire. Fairy Queen.
The strong-wing’d Mercury should fetch thee up,
And set thee by Jove’s side. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
That our oxen may be strong to labour. Psal. cxliv. 14.
The Marsian and Sabellian race,
Strong limb’d and stout. Dryden.
Orses the strong to greater strength must yield;
He, with Parthenius, were by Rapo kill’d. Dryden.
Within Troy’s strong immures
The ravish’d Helen with wanton Paris sleeps. William Shakespeare.
An army of English engaged in the midst, between an army of a greater number, fresh and in vigour on the one side, and a town strong in fortification, and strong in men on the other. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.
It is no matter how things are, so a man observe but the agreement of his own imaginations, and talk conformably, it is all truth: such castles in the air will be as strong holds of truth as the demonstrations of Euclid. John Locke.
While there was war between the houses of Saul and David, Abner made himself strong for Saul. 2 Sam. iii. 6.
The merchant-adventurers being a strong company, and well underset with rich men and good order, held out bravely. Francis Bacon.
Those that are strong at sea may easily bring them to what terms they please. Addison.
The weak, by thinking themselves strong, are induced to proclaim war against that which ruins them; and the strong, by conceiting themselves weak, are thereby rendered as useless as if they really were so. Robert South, Sermons.
When he was not six and twenty strong,
Sick in the world’s regard, wretched and low,
My father gave him welcome to the shore. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.
He was, at his rising from Exeter, between six and seven thousand strong. Francis Bacon.
In Britain’s lovely isle a shining throng
War in his cause, a thousand beauties strong. Thomas Tickell.
Better is the poor being sound and strong in constitution, than a rich man afflicted in his body. Ecclus xxx. 14.
This is one of the strongest examples of a personation that ever was. Francis Bacon.
Her mother, ever strong against that match,
And firm for doctor Caius, hath appointed,
That he shall shuffle her away. William Shakespeare, Mer. Wives of Wind.
In choice of committees for ripening business for the council, it is better to chuse indifferent persons, than to make an indifferency, by putting in those that are strong on both sides. Francis Bacon.
The knight is a much stronger tory in the country than in town, which is necessary for the keeping up his interest. Add.
Add with Cecropian thyme strong-scented centaury. Dryd.
By mixing such powders we are not to expect a strong and full white, such as is that of paper; but some dusky obscure one, such as might arise from a mixture of light and darkness, or from white and black, that is, a grey or dun, or russet brown. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
Thus shall there be made two bows of colours, an interior and stronger, by one reflexion in the drops, and an exterior and fainter by two; for the light becomes fainter by every reflexion. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
Get strong beer to rub your horses heels. Jonathan Swift.
Many of their propositions favour very strong of the old leaven of innovations. Charles I .
The prince of Cambay’s daily food
Is asps, and basilisk and toad,
Which makes him have so strong a breath,
Each night he stinks a queen to death. Hudibras.
The heat of a human body, as it grows more intense, makes the urine smell more strong. Arbuthnot.
Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age. Hebr.
I was stronger in prophecy than in criticism. Dryden.
In process of time, an ungodly custom grown strong, was kept as a law. Wisdom xiv. 16.
In the days of his flesh he offered up prayers, with strong crying and tears. Heb. v. 7.
The scriptures make deep and strong impressions on the minds of men: and whosoever denies this, as he is in point of religion atheistical, so in understanding brutish. John Corbet.
Of strong prevailment in unharden’d youth. William Shakespeare.
What strong cries must they be that shall drown so loud a clamour of impieties. Decay of Piety.
Produce your cause; bring forth your strong reasons. Isa.
There is no English soul
More stronger to direct you than yourself,
If with the sap of reason you would quench,
Or but allay the fire of passion. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Full on his ankle fell the pond’rous stone,
Burst the strong nerves, and crash’d the solid bone. Alexander Pope.
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having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous
having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health
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
having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea
having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants
reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong
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
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
ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory
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
full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors
affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent
solid; nourishing; as, strong meat
well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief
violent; vehement; earnest; ardent
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
vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful
tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market
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
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
Strong is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,213 at the 2010 census. Strong is home to the annual Sandy River Festival.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strong, adj. firm: having physical power: hale, healthy: able to endure: solid: well fortified: having wealth or resources: moving with rapidity: impetuous: earnest: having great vigour, as the mind: forcible: energetic, determined, positive: affecting the senses, as smell and taste, forcibly offensive or intense in quality, pungent: loud, stentorian: hard, indigestible: having a quality in a great degree: intoxicating, rich in alcohol: bright: intense: well established, firm, steadily going upward without fluctuation: (gram.) inflecting by a change of radical vowel instead of by syllabic addition.—n. Strong′hold, a place strong to hold out against attack: a fastness or fortified place: a fortress.—adj. Strong′-knit, firmly jointed or compacted.—adv. Strong′ly.—adj. Strong′-mind′ed, having a vigorous mind: unfeminine, applied to women who unsex themselves to obtain the freedom of men.—ns. Strong′-mind′edness; Strong′-room, a firmly secured place where valuables are stored; Strong′-wa′ter, ardent spirits.—Strong escape (Shak.), an escape accomplished by strength. [A.S. strang, strong; Ice. strangr, Ger. streng, tight.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Well fortified; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong fortress or town. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Strong is ranked #760 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Strong surname appeared 45,432 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 15 would have the surname Strong.
66.8% or 30,367 total occurrences were White.
25.8% or 11,735 total occurrences were Black.
2.6% or 1,181 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.4% or 1,122 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.4% or 659 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.8% or 363 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'STRONG' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #587
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'STRONG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #994
Rank popularity for the word 'STRONG' in Adjectives Frequency: #52
The numerical value of STRONG in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of STRONG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of STRONG in a Sentence
The administration has a strong commitment to defending our nation from foreign adversaries, and will fully comply with Congress on the implementation of the prohibition of Chinese telecom and video surveillance equipment, including Huawei equipment.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang:
I do not know where this strong sense of insecurity comes from.
There is no one better to represent the people of N.Y. and Staten Island( a place I know very well) than @RepDanDonovan, who is strong on Borders Crime, loves our Military our Vets, voted for Tax Cuts and is helping me to Make America Great Again. Dan has my full endorsement !
We know from behavioral theory that role modeling is an effective strategy to get people( including young kids) to adopt healthy behaviors. Parents typically serve as role models, but peers can be a very strong influence as well, especially if they are viewed as ‘ cool ’ by their peers.
A strong navy is essential for building a strong maritime country, from 1840 to 1949, China was invaded by foreign powers from the sea more than 470 times, which caused untold suffering and deep wounds to the Chinese nation.
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