Definitions of strong

  1. used of syllables or musical beats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. freshly made or left; "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. not faint or feeble; "a strong odor of burning rubber" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (grammar) of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`go' is a strong verb" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`sing' is a strong verb" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. Having bodily or muscular force; powerful; having endurance; healthy; vigorous; as, a strong constitution; moving with force; violent; as, a strong wind; striking or convincing; as, a strong wind; striking or convincing; as, a strong argument; very able or capable; ardent; as, strong affections; deeply earnest; as, a strong partisan; deeply rooted; as, strong faith; firm; tough; as, a strong plank; having great resources; having great numbers, or a definite number; as, they marched five thousand strong; not mild or weak; as, strong coffee; containing much alcohol; as, strong drink; showing tense by changing the root vowel; as, strong verbs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Firm: having physical power: hale, healthy: able to endure: solid: well fortified: having wealth or resources: moving with rapidity: impetuous: earnest: having great vigor, as the mind: forcible: energetic: affecting the senses, as smell and taste, forcibly: having a quality in a great degree: intoxicating; bright: intense: well established. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. STRONGLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Having power; forcible; solid; well fortified; having resources; impetuous; vigorous; bright; intense. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. Having ample strength; muscular; powerful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Forceful; violent; energetic; effective. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Firm; stable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Well; having physical power; vigorous; firm; having ability to bear or endure; fortified; powerful; resourceful; violent; forcible; hale; sound; cogent; zealous; of great strength; affecting a sense forcibly; bright; full of spirit; intoxicating; having great force; having great force of mind, intellect, or any faculty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. Having great strength or ability of body; having moral, intellectual, or material force; vigorous; healthy; muscular; robust; having the power of exerting great force; forcible; having passive power; adapted to make a deep impression on the mind or on the senses; affecting strongly; having a particular quality in a great degree; intoxicating; ardent; zealous; compact; solid; not easily overthrown or altered; fortified; denoting military strength or number, as a thousand strong. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. (comp. & sup. pr. -ngg-). Having power of resistance, not easily broken or torn or worn or injured or captured, tough, healthy, firm, solid, (s. china, stick, cloth; a s. constitution, not liable to, able to overcome, disease; s. nerves, proof against fright, irritation, &c.; s. fortress, town, &c.; s.-box, -room, proof against burglars &c. for keeping valuables in; s. conviction, faith, character; the s., those who have good health; are you quite s. again?, restored to health; a s. foundation; a s. market, steadily high or rising prices; s. meat bibl., solid food, fig. doctrine or measures acceptable only to vigorous or instructed minds); capable of exerting great force or doing much, muscular, powerful by size or numbers or resources or quality or ability, convincing, striking, powerfully affecting the senses, (s. to do, suffer, labour, save, &c.; is s. enough to; s. in judgment, Greek, numbers, health, well equipped in these respects; s. eyes, memory, &c.; a s. man, muscular; by the s. arm or hand, by force; is as s. as a horse, can do or stand much work; the s., those who have might on their side; s. army, fleet, &c., numerous& well equipped; a s. detachment, numerous; a company 200 s., numbering 200; how many s. are you?, what are your numbers?; a s. combination, set capable of doing much when united; a s. candidate, formidable, likely to win; s. drink, waters, alcoholic liquors; s. tea, toddy, made with large proportion of the flavouring element; s. voice, loud or penetrating; s. mind, capable of sound reasoning; s.-minded, having such mind, also& usu. in spec. sense of woman, claiming mental& legal equality with men; s. evidence, argument, case; s. light, shadow, colour, flavour; s. cheese, onion, pungent; s. butter, bacon, rancid; s. breath, ill-smelling); energetic, effective, vigorous, decided, (a s. wind, tide, attraction; have a s. hold upon or over, be able to influence; a s. literary style, vivid& terse; has a s. inclination to; s. language, forcible expressions esp. of abusive or blasphemous kind; give s. support to, support with all one\'s power; a s. partisan, Tory, advocate; s. man, administrator who acts without hesitation, masterful person; is s. against compromise, will have nothing to do with it; going strong slang, continuing race or other occupation vigorously, also in good health or trim; come or go it s. slang, go to great lengths in something); (Gram.) forming inflections by vowel-change within the stem rather than by addition of suffix (e.g. swim swam of. float floated, foot feet of. boot boots); stronghold, fort, fastness, citadel, place where some cause or sentiment still prevails (Liverpool is a s.-h. of protestantism). Hence strongish (2) a., strongly adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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