Definitions of strength

  1. To strengthen.
  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. 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.
  9. Power of resisting attacks; impregnability.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work.
  14. Intensity; -- said of light or color.
  15. 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.
  16. A strong place; a stronghold.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Quality of being strong; power; vigor; solidity; toughness; intensity.
  20. The quality or property of being strong.
  21. Power; force.
  22. Degree of intensity; concentration.
  23. 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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