strong «strng, strong», adjective, strong|er«STRNG guhr, STRONG-»,strong|est«STRNG guhst, STRONG-», adverb.
1. a) having much force or power: »

strong arms, a strong army. A strong man can lift heavy things. A strong wind blew down the trees. A strong nation is one that has much power because of its wealth and numbers.

b) vigorous; healthy; hale: »

He has never been strong since his illness.

c) Figurative. having or showing moral or mental force: »

a strong mind. Be strong in faith, bid anxious thoughts lie still (Wordsworth).

2. able to last, endure, or resist: »

a strong fort, strong walls, a strong rope.

3. Figurative. not easily influenced or changed; firm: »

a strong will.

4. Figurative. of great force or effectiveness: »

a strong argument.

5. having a certain number: »

A group that is 100 strong has 100 members.

6. having much of the quality expected: »

A strong acid is one that contains much acid and little water. Strong tea has more flavor than weak tea.

7. containing much alcohol: »

a strong drink.

8. a) having much flavor or odor: »

strong seasoning, strong perfume, a strong cigar.

b) having an unpleasant taste or smell: »

strong butter.

9. a) loud and firm; powerful: »

a strong voice.

b) vivid or intense: »

a strong light, a strong color.

c) Figurative. marked; definite: »

a strong resemblance, a strong impression.

d) powerful in working effect: »

a strong poison, strong glasses.

10. Figurative. vigorous; forceful; emphatic: »

a strong speech, a protest in strong terms.

11. hearty; zealous; ardent: »

a strong dislike, a strong Republican, a strong sense of duty.

12. well-skilled; well-versed; proficient: »

I am not very strong in spelling (Thackeray).

13. Commerce. steadily good or advancing; firm; active: »

a strong market, strong prices.

14. Grammar. a) inflected for tense by a vowel change within the stem rather than by adding endings; irregular. Examples: find, found; give, gave, given. b) belonging to the vocalic declensions; having a stem originally ending with a vowel. Certain Germanic nouns and adjectives are called strong.
15. Phonetics. stressed.
1. with force; powerfully.
2. in a strong manner; vigorously: »

When we left, the party was still going strong.

[Old English strang]
strong´ly, adverb.
strong´ness, noun.
Synonym Study adjective.1a, b Strong, sturdy, robust mean having or showing much power, force, or vigor. Strong, the general word, suggests great power or force in acting, resisting, or enduring: »

a strong grip, strong walls. Lumberjacks need strong backs and arms.

Sturdy suggests power coming from solid construction: »

Children need sturdy clothes.

Robust suggests healthy vigor of mind or body: »

Team sports make children robust.

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