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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

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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Numerology

  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. The NHC:

    Environmental conditions all seem to be favorable for the storm to gain strength during the next several days, nearly all of the models respond by showing steady strengthening during the next several days, and so does the official forecast.

  2. Phil Mickelson:

    I'm getting lighter, developing more core strength and speed and increasing my ball speed.

  3. Miami Air:

    South Floridas BOY, 12, WITH FAILING HEART SCORES TOUCHDOWN : THIS WAS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN FOOTBALL In addition to the Border Protection and Border Protection, the South Floridas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission( FWC), the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office and police departments from Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Tequesta came together to help make Giovanni Bacon dream a reality, according to WPTV. The extraordinary courage and strength displayed by this boy facing brain cancer is something for us all to admire.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

  5. John Bel Edwards:

    While we ultimately don't know where Sally will make landfall, much of Southeast Louisiana is in the storm's cone and the risk of tropical storm force or hurricane strength winds continues to increase. This storm has the potential to be very serious.

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