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Definitions of strength

  1. To strengthen. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the condition of financial success; "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Power of resisting attacks; impregnability. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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? Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Intensity; -- said of light or color. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A strong place; a stronghold. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. The state or quality of being strong; power; muscular force; vigor; power of resistance; toughness; as, the strength of a rope; power to withstand attack; as, the strength of a fort; numbers or amount of any body, as an army; boldness or vigor, as of style; intensity, as of light or color; legal or moral force; as, the strength of testimony; mental or moral power of endurance; as, strength of purpose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Quality of being strong: power of any kind, active or passive: force: vigor: solidity or toughness: power to resist attack: excellence: intensity: brightness: validity: vigor of style or expression: security: amount of force: potency of liquors: a fortification. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Quality of being strong; power; vigor; solidity; toughness; intensity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The quality or property of being strong. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Power; force. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Degree of intensity; concentration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Quality of being strong; active power or vigour of an animal body; firmness; solidity or toughness; power or vigour of any kind; power of resisting attacks; support or stay; power of mind; intellectual force; robustness; spirit; animation; force of writing; nervous diction; vividness; physical virtue; legal force; natural force; force; amount of force, military or naval; vehemence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for strength

  1. He did not know his own strength in the least. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  2. They've got something, but it isn't strength – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
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