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 resemblance>b : 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 beer>b of a color : high in chromac : ionizing freely in solution <strong acids and bases>d : 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.
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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