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Definitions of strength

  1. permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; " they advertised the durability of their products"
  2. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; " the toxin's potency"; " the strength of the drinks"
  3. an asset of special worth or utility; " cooking is his forte"
  4. the amount of energy transmitted ( as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation); " he adjusted the intensity of the sound"; " they measured the station's signal strength"
  5. capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war; " we faced an army of great strength"; " politicians have neglected our military posture"
  6. the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty; " the strength of his argument settled the matter"
  7. the condition of financial success; " the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"
  8. the property of being physically or mentally strong; " fatigue sapped his strength"
  9. The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.
  10. Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; -- in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like.
  11. Power of resisting attacks; impregnability.
  12. That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.
  13. One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.
  14. Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?
  15. Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work.
  16. Intensity; -- said of light or color.
  17. Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; -- said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.
  18. A strong place; a stronghold.
  19. To strengthen.
  20. The state or quality of being strong; power; muscular force; vigor; power of resistance; toughness; as, the strength of a rope; power to withstand attack; as, the strength of a fort; numbers or amount of any body, as an army; boldness or vigor, as of style; intensity, as of light or color; legal or moral force; as, the strength of testimony; mental or moral power of endurance; as, strength of purpose.
  21. Quality of being strong: power of any kind, active or passive: force: vigor: solidity or toughness: power to resist attack: excellence: intensity: brightness: validity: vigor of style or expression: security: amount of force: potency of liquors: a fortification.
  22. Quality of being strong; power; vigor; solidity; toughness; intensity.
  23. The quality or property of being strong.
  24. Power; force.
  25. Degree of intensity; concentration.
  26. Quality of being strong; active power or vigour of an animal body; firmness; solidity or toughness; power or vigour of any kind; power of resisting attacks; support or stay; power of mind; intellectual force; robustness; spirit; animation; force of writing; nervous diction; vividness; physical virtue; legal force; natural force; force; amount of force, military or naval; vehemence.
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Usage examples for strength

  1. I am a poor, weak woman; I have no strength myself, and I can give no strength. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  2. He seemed to be nearly at the end of his strength. – On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles by Thomas Charles Bridges
  3. I got the strength for the job, and so carried it through. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  4. His strength was going- surely- quickly. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  5. It is better for us to fight alone, and trust only our own strength. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  6. Jenkins says it's because Jimmy gets his strength from there. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  7. Let all those who have strength enough rise and come along with us. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. They've got something, but it isn't strength." – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  9. He was a man of most extraordinary strength. – The True George Washington [10th Ed.] by Paul Leicester Ford
  10. You didn't have enough strength to send the blow home. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  11. The voice seemed to give him strength and keep him to his work. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  12. I love you with all the strength that is in me, with all my soul. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. He did not know his own strength in the least. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  14. " I understand her now," he said to himself, with a feeling of strength. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  15. Monsieur, I think that not even you can know half what I do of my husband's strength and power. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  16. God is my strength, and I will lay hold of that strength and use it, or I have none, and Kelpie may take me and welcome. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  17. He thinks the British Government will rise in its strength. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  18. But she must keep her strength. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  19. Oh, I had need of all my strength, of all my common- sense. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. By this time she had no doubt as to the strength of her feeling for Gerald Arkel. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
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