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
Maybe by dumping the dude that’s hurting you and showing everyone that strong people sometimes realize love is not enough?
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Now, according to a story in the Sun Herald in Biloxi, the pelicans are getting stronger and have been dispersed to wildlife rehabilitation agencies across the Gulf.
Ticket sales were strong: around 5,000 people were expected on each of the festival’s two weekends.
There are strong parallels between the Bosnian and Syrian refugees.
There’s strong support in the organization for both Johnson and Waiters, and it won’t be an easy call which one to target if Hayward commits to Miami.
At the ice arena, fans snaked 500 or so strong through and outside the facility like switchbacks.
However, in a handful of states, including New York, Florida and now California, the laws are strong and comprehensive, McAndrew says.
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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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