the property of being physically or mentally strong
"fatigue sapped his strength"
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"
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"
forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point, strengthnoun
an asset of special worth or utility
"cooking is his forte"
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"
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"
potency, effectiveness, strengthnoun
capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
"the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"
the condition of financial success
"the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"
lastingness, durability, enduringness, strengthnoun
permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
"they advertised the durability of their products"
The quality of being strong.
It requires great strength to lift heavy objects.
The intensity of a force or power; potency.
Have the strength of ten men.
The strongest part of something.
A positive attribute.
We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.
To give strength to; to strengthen.
Etymology: strengþu. Written strenght in the 1534 Tyndale English translation of the Bible.
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
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
power of resisting attacks; impregnability
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
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
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?
vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work
intensity; -- said of light or color
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
a strong place; a stronghold
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
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. strengthu—strang, strong.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1422
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2645
Rank popularity for the word 'strength' in Nouns Frequency: #575
The numerical value of strength in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of strength in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
These numbers suggest the underlying strength in the economy continues and that will manifest itself in GDP growth.
My creator cannot create me in a way that I am subservient to another human being. My creator cannot make me secondary to a man just because I'm a woman, that gave me strength to question patriarchal attitudes. I'm equal to anybody in this world.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
If past is prologue, the regime will always move aggressively forward when it senses American weakness and recoil when it sensed American strength.
Trust is the strength of respect and the lust its weakness.
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- көс, ҡеүәтBashkir
- сила, мощBulgarian
- སྟོབསTibetan Standard
- fort, forçaCatalan, Valencian
- síla, pevnostCzech
- Kraft, StärkeGerman
- solidez, potencia, fuerte, fuerza, intensidad, fortalezaSpanish
- استحکام, زورPersian
- vahvuus, voimakkuus, voimaFinnish
- animoWestern Frisian
- brìgh, neart, lùthsScottish Gaelic
- बल, ताक़त, शक्तिHindi
- erősség, erőHungarian
- solidità, vigore, intensità, efficacia, energia, forza, tenaciaItalian
- firmitas, fortitudo, firmitudo, roburLatin
- spēks, stiprums, spēcīgumsLatvian
- sterkte, krachtDutch
- siła, wytrzymałośćPolish
- сила, прочностьRussian
- बल, शक्तिSanskrit
- బలము, బలంTelugu
- kuvvet, güçTurkish
- дієвість, авторитет, сила, міцьUkrainian
- شکتی, زور, طاقتUrdu
- sức mạnhVietnamese
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