Definition of strong
strongerplay \ˈstrȯŋ-gər also -ər\;
strongestplay \ˈstrȯŋ-gəst also -əst\
1 : having or marked by great physical power
2 : having moral or intellectual power
3 : having great resources (as of wealth or talent)
4 : of a specified number an army ten thousand strong
5a : striking or superior of its kind a strong resemblanceb : effective or efficient especially in a specified direction strong on watching other people work — A. Alvarez
7 : not mild or weak : extreme, intense: such asa : rich in some active agent strong beerb of a color : high in chromac : ionizing freely in solution strong acids and basesd : magnifying by refracting greatly a strong lens
8 obsolete : flagrant
strongishplay \ˈstrȯŋ-ish\ adjective
stronglyplay \ˈstrȯŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of strong in a Sentence
an athlete with strong muscles
He's as strong as an ox.
The table should be strong enough to survive the trip.
The builder added supports to make the walls stronger.
He'll return to work when he's feeling a little stronger.
Recent Examples of strong from the Web
This does not mean that India’s economy is in serious trouble; its scale and diversity, its human capital and its momentum all point to stronger growth in the medium term.
Trump and Putin’s relationship has been under scrutiny since the election campaign, when Trump repeatedly praised Putin as a strong leader and publicly encouraged him to hack then-rival Hillary Clinton’s emails.
When Collins was young, her mom made the difficult decision to send her to live with her grandmother in the neighboring county, where the public school system was stronger.
Today, at 70, Cabrera, a father of five and grandparent who moved to West Virginia with his wife to be closer to NIH, feels strong and healthy.
The more problems a street had helped me solve, the stronger its reminder of the transience of everyday troubles.
The government has put strong emphasis on the law, which could serve as a watershed for how the internet is managed and foreign companies are policed.
Add to all this Republican governors weighing in, too, trying to strong arm their states’ senators to vote one way or another.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a strong female focus.
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Synonym Discussion of strong
STRONG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of strong for English Language Learners
: having great physical power and ability : having a lot of strength
: not easy to break or damage
: not sick or injured
STRONG Defined for Kids
Definition of strong for Students
1 : having great power in the muscles
2 : healthy 1 She's young and strong.
3 : not easy to injure, overcome, or resist : solid a strong bridge a strong opponent a strong urge
5 : moving with speed and force a strong wind
6 : having much of some quality : intense strong coffee strong light
7 : having a great deal of power a strong nation
8 : of a specified number an army 10,000 strong
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