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
Last year, students formed a pep band — a notable step, because many community college students never make the kind of strong bond with their colleges that four-year-college students do.
The Golden State Warriors will march into their NBA Finals three-match with the Cleveland Cavaliers this week with their strongest team yet.
Everything about him was this powerful, strong, healthy human being.
Besides, the U.S. had already shown strong tolerance for antics from Noriega.
An unsettled weather pattern continues its hold on Alabama, which means another day with a chance for isolated strong storms.
The rand pared gains of as much as 1.7 percent against the dollar and was 0.6 percent stronger at 12.8016 per dollar at 00:12 a.m. on Monday in Johannesburg.
Instead, Merkel is starting to make the case for a different E.U., one that is stronger, more self-reliant and disinclined to look to the United States for leadership.
NAFTA encourages broad, non-tariffed trade between contiguous nations, employs persons in those nations, keeps our corporations strong and money flowing, and importantly, ensures good prices for U.S. consumers.
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Origin and Etymology of strong
Middle English, from Old English strang; akin to Old High German strengi strong, Latin stringere to bind tight — more at strain
First Known Use: before 12th century
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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