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Definitions of strong

  1. STRONGLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. used of syllables or musical beats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not faint or feeble; "a strong odor of burning rubber" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (grammar) of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`go' is a strong verb" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`sing' is a strong verb" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Having power; forcible; solid; well fortified; having resources; impetuous; vigorous; bright; intense. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Having ample strength; muscular; powerful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Forceful; violent; energetic; effective. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Firm; stable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.

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Usage examples for strong

  1. I shouldn't do so without a strong reason. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  2. At the moment while I write I am well and strong and not old. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
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