having strength or power greater than average or expected
"a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
not faint or feeble
"a strong odor of burning rubber"
having or wielding force or authority
"providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
potent, strong, stiff(adj)
having a strong physiological or chemical effect
"a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable(adj)
immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
"an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"
solid, strong, substantial(adj)
of good quality and condition; solidly built
"a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
"`sing' is a strong verb"
being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
freshly made or left
"a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"
strong and sure
"a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"
in a strong manner
capable of producing great physical force.
capable of withstanding great physical force
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.
He is strong in the face of adversity.
highly stimulating to the senses
having an offensive or intense odor or flavor
a strong smell
having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient
having a high alcoholic content
a strong drink
inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels
a strong verb
not easily subdued or taken
a strong position
You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That's strong!
Having a specified number of people or units
The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.
having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous
having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health
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
having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea
having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants
reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand 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
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
ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory
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
full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors
affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent
solid; nourishing; as, strong meat
well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief
violent; vehement; earnest; ardent
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
vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful
tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market
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
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
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
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
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strong' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #587
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strong' in Written Corpus Frequency: #994
Rank popularity for the word 'strong' in Adjectives Frequency: #52
The numerical value of strong in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of strong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of strong in a Sentence
Great companies are complaining about it, so we're going to take a look at it. We'll take a very strong look at it.
The momentum remains weak this year, with less than 5 percent of year-on-year growth in 2016, the global economic outlook is still sluggish, and Taiwan is losing out to Chinese rivals. A wild card is how strong the demand will be for the new iPhones Apple is set to launch in March.
But in Bali, especially, there’s a very strong feeling that it’s the last thing you ’d want to do, because if tourists ca n’t have a beer or wine on the beach, the potential consequences for tourism are going to be very severe indeed. in my view, I think that nationally, the bill won't get up. I don’t think in the Indonesian government there’s enough support for it.
Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only, the Radical Left always seems to have Open Arms policy, Open Arms policy -- so this should make them very happy !
This is an unfortunate incident. Our government will take strong action against the culprits.
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