What does strong mean?

Definitions for strong
strɔŋ, strɒŋ; ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-; ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-strong

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word strong.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strongadjective

    having strength or power greater than average or expected

    "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"

  2. strongadjective

    not faint or feeble

    "a strong odor of burning rubber"

  3. potent, strongadjective

    having or wielding force or authority

    "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

  4. potent, strong, stiffadjective

    having a strong physiological or chemical effect

    "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"

  5. 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"

  6. solid, strong, substantialadjective

    of good quality and condition; solidly built

    "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"

  7. strongadjective

    of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection

    "`sing' is a strong verb"

  8. hard, strongadjective

    being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

    "hard liquor"

  9. strong, warmadjective

    freshly made or left

    "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"

  10. firm, strongadjective

    strong and sure

    "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"


  1. strongadverb

    in a strong manner

  2. strongadjective

    capable of producing great physical force.

  3. strongadjective

    capable of withstanding great physical force

  4. strongadjective

    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.

  5. strongadjective

    determined, unyielding

    He is strong in the face of adversity.

  6. strongadjective

    highly stimulating to the senses

  7. strongadjective

    having an offensive or intense odor or flavor

    a strong smell

  8. strongadjective

    having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient

  9. strongadjective

    having a high alcoholic content

    a strong drink

  10. strongadjective

    inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels

    a strong verb

  11. strongadjective

    not easily subdued or taken

    a strong position

  12. strongadjective

    impressive, good

    You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That's strong!

  13. strongadjective

    Having a specified number of people or units

    The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strong

    having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous

  2. Strong

    having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health

  3. Strong

    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

  4. Strong

    having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea

  5. Strong

    having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants

  6. Strong

    reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong

  7. 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

  8. Strong

    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

  9. Strong

    ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory

  10. Strong

    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

  11. Strong

    full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors

  12. Strong

    affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent

  13. Strong

    solid; nourishing; as, strong meat

  14. Strong

    well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief

  15. Strong

    violent; vehement; earnest; ardent

  16. Strong

    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

  17. Strong

    vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful

  18. Strong

    tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market

  19. Strong

    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

  20. Strong

    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


  1. Strong

    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

  1. Strong

    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

  1. strong

    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.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strong' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #587

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strong' in Written Corpus Frequency: #994

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strong' in Adjectives Frequency: #52

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strong in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of strong in a Sentence

  1. Professor Wass:

    We're talking about structural materials here, it's not enough for it just to look the same, it's got to be strong.

  2. Mark Lee Dickson:

    This is a strong stance that babies will not be murdered in our cities, we need to stand up with our leaders in bringing this Holocaust to an end once and for all.

  3. Barack Obama:

    We're proving that there doesn't have to be conflict between a sound environment and strong economic growth, let's be honest: This has always been one of the arguments against action. We don't want our lifestyles disrupted. Which is ironic, because few things will disrupt our lives as profoundly as climate change.

  4. Francis Thomas:

    As far as my mental health, I am good, i have an amazing wife and a very strong family.I wake up each morning happy to be here.My saying is, ‘It is what it is.’I get nervous when there are medical tests or my cancer check-up.

  5. Anthony Liccione:

    We stood like two trees beside, intertwined into one. And when the winds blew against us, we would laugh at it, as leaves clapping hands to our strength. Always day. We had all the stars, but no sky to hang them onto. We were brave, but not strong. Bare, but not skeleton. We had song, but no dance. Time slipped as a blessed curse. We knew the pennies were slipping from our pockets, and we left them there on the ground as worthless cents. In wordless sense, we finally found our darkness, but the stars had all faded by then.

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    steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
    • A. nitrile
    • B. helm
    • C. impurity
    • D. snap

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