What does strength mean?

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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.

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

  2. strengthnoun

    The intensity of a force or power; potency.

    Have the strength of ten men.

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

  3. strengthnoun

    The strongest part of something.

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

  4. strengthnoun

    A positive attribute.

    We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.

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

  5. strengthverb

    To give strength to; to strengthen.

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

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. Purvi Raniga:

    Yoga Practice gives us internal strength and resilience. Each breath taken during uncomfortable Asana forces us to observe our own internal resistance and hence the practice helps us to master our internal resilience.

  2. Ajit Pai:

    My hope is that by establishing a government-backed 988 suicide and mental health three-digit dialing code, on par with the 911 dialing code all Americans know for emergencies, we will send a powerful signal that there is nothing shameful about seeking help in times of crisis. That it's a sign of strength, not one of weakness. We will let people know that they are not alone.

  3. Jim Mattis:

    This decision was taken to create space for our diplomats to negotiate strongly and increasing the prospects for a peaceful solution on the peninsula, at the same time, we maintain a strong collaborative defensive stance to ensure our diplomats continue to negotiate from a position of unquestioned strength.

  4. Purvi Raniga:

    When we learn to overcome the internal resistance which we experience during holding Yoga poses while deep breathing, that resistance ultimately becomes our internal strength.

  5. Aneesh Srivastava:

    Dollar strength during last quarter has actually impacted revenue guidance.

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