What does Strength mean?

Definitions for Strength
strɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθstrength

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strengthnoun

    the property of being physically or mentally strong

    "fatigue sapped his strength"

  2. military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, posturenoun

    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, strengthnoun

    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, strengthnoun

    an asset of special worth or utility

    "cooking is his forte"

  5. persuasiveness, strengthnoun

    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 levelnoun

    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, strengthnoun

    capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

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

  8. strengthnoun

    the condition of financial success

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

  9. lastingness, durability, enduringness, strengthnoun

    permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

    "they advertised the durability of their products"


  1. strengthnoun

    The quality of being strong.

    It requires great strength to lift heavy objects.

  2. strengthnoun

    The intensity of a force or power; potency.

    Have the strength of ten men.

  3. strengthnoun

    The strongest part of something.

  4. strengthnoun

    A positive attribute.

    We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.

  5. strengthverb

    To give strength to; to strengthen.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STRENGTHnoun

    Etymology: strengð , Saxon.

    Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty, which will change
    To wither’d, weak, and grey. John Milton.

    Th’ insulting Trojan came,
    And menac’d us with force, our fleet with flame:
    Was it the strength of this tongue-valiant lord,
    In that black hour, that sav’d you from the sword? Dryden.

    Not founded on the brittle strength of bones. John Milton.

    The allies, after a successful Summer, are too apt, upon the strength of it, to neglect their preparations for the ensuing campaign. Addison.

    Aristotle ’s large views, acuteness and penetration of thought, and strength of judgment, few have equalled. John Locke.

    He enjoyed the greatest strength of good-sense, and the most exquisite taste of politeness. Addison.

    The rashness of talking should not only be retarded by the guard of our heart, but fenced in by certain strengths placed in the mouth. Ben Jonson, Discoveries.

    He thought
    This inaccessible high strength to have seiz’d. John Milton.

    Betray’d in all his strengths, the wood beset;
    All instruments, all arts of ruin met. John Denham.

    What they boded would be a mischief to us, you are providing shall be one of our principal strengths. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

    What is his strength by land? William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopat.

    Nor was there any other strength designed to attend about his highness than one regiment. Edward Hyde.

    This presupposed, it may then stand very well with strength and soundness of reason, thus to answer. Richard Hooker.

  2. To Strengthverb

    To strengthen. Not used.

    Edward’s happy-order’d reign, most fertile breeds
    Plenty of mighty spirits, to strength his state. Daniel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strengthnoun

    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. Strengthnoun

    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. Strengthnoun

    power of resisting attacks; impregnability

  4. Strengthnoun

    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. Strengthnoun

    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. Strengthnoun

    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. Strengthnoun

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

  8. Strengthnoun

    intensity; -- said of light or color

  9. Strengthnoun

    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. Strengthnoun

    a strong place; a stronghold

  11. Strengthverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strength

    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. strengthustrang, strong.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. strength

    In naval architecture, means giving the various pieces of a ship their proper figures, so that by their combination and disposition they may be united into a firm and compact frame. In regimental affairs it implies merely the number of men actually serving.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. strength

    This word may be variously understood in military matters. It means fortification; strongholds, etc. It likewise signifies armament; power; force. In all returns which are made of corps, strength implies the number of men that are borne upon the establishment, in contradistinction to effective force, which means the number fit for service.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Strength is ranked #28176 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Strength surname appeared 849 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Strength.

    92.9% or 789 total occurrences were White.
    4.1% or 35 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Strength in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Strength in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Strength in a Sentence

  1. Tim Smith:

    I think people, COVID or not, are looking for a more adaptable work environment. R. Riveter is embracing being flexible as a strength rather than a burden, i think it will be a growing part of every industry.

  2. Karine Jean-Pierre:

    She just had such strength and such power and such appreciation and love for the community. She led with passion. She led with what she believed in, and didn't let anyone tell her no.

  3. Jimmy Carter:

    Rosalynn and I are saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She will always be admired for her strength of conviction and her lifelong devotion to her husband, her 'just say no' campaign prevented many young people from falling prey to the allure of drug use; and her advocacy for stem cell research raised public awareness and influenced decision makers about vital research for Alzheimer's disease. We extend our condolences to her family at this difficult time.

  4. Derek Lindsey:

    The recent trend suggests that we will see continued strength in resales in the months ahead. However the current low inventory levels, which are placing upward pressure on home prices, remain a downside risk.

  5. Jonathan Collins:

    Sonos' goal is to provide music and speaker systems to the widest audience they can, if the company went down their own route with a voice assistant, it'd be head-to-head competing against players like Amazon and Google in that smart speaker market, which isn't where Sonos wants to be or where its strength is.

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