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. strong(adj)

    having strength or power greater than average or expected

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

  2. strong(adj)

    not faint or feeble

    "a strong odor of burning rubber"

  3. potent, strong(adj)

    having or wielding force or authority

    "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

  4. potent, strong, stiff(adj)

    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, unattackable(adj)

    immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

    "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"

  6. solid, strong, substantial(adj)

    of good quality and condition; solidly built

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

  7. strong(adj)

    of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection

    "`sing' is a strong verb"

  8. hard, strong(adj)

    being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

    "hard liquor"

  9. strong, warm(adj)

    freshly made or left

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

  10. firm, strong(adj)

    strong and sure

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


  1. strong(Adverb)

    in a strong manner

  2. strong(Adjective)

    capable of producing great physical force.

  3. strong(Adjective)

    capable of withstanding great physical force

  4. strong(Adjective)

    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. strong(Adjective)

    determined, unyielding

    He is strong in the face of adversity.

  6. strong(Adjective)

    highly stimulating to the senses

  7. strong(Adjective)

    having an offensive or intense odor or flavor

    a strong smell

  8. strong(Adjective)

    having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient

  9. strong(Adjective)

    having a high alcoholic content

    a strong drink

  10. strong(Adjective)

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

    a strong verb

  11. strong(Adjective)

    not easily subdued or taken

    a strong position

  12. strong(Adjective)

    impressive, good

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

  13. strong(Adjective)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce strong?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say strong in sign language?

  1. strong


  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. Barack Obama:

    America's strong bonds with Israel are well known - this bond is unbreakable.

  2. Native American Prayer:

    And the wind said May you be as strong as the oak, yet flexible as the birch may you stand as tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow and may you always bear fruit all your days on this earth.

  3. Alexander Vershbow:

    Strong statements are needed, including by the President himself, we've been waiting for four years for that, for anything that The Russians have done, and every time Alexander Vershbow has been true to form.

  4. Tamerlin Godley:

    Its a strong statement that this was not lawful.

  5. Pascal Blanque:

    The combination of the strong dollar and Fed noise, along with the commodity dynamics, means that Asia will be the place to be to a large extent.

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