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Definitions of strong

  1. used of syllables or musical beats
  2. strong and sure; " a firm grasp"; " gave a strong pull on the rope"
  3. able to withstand attack; " an impregnable fortress"; " fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
  4. having a strong physiological or chemical effect; " a potent toxin"; " potent liquor"; " a potent cup of tea"
  5. having or wielding force or authority; " providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
  6. of good quality and condition; solidly built; " a solid foundation"; " several substantial timber buildings"
  7. freshly made or left; " a warm trail"; " the scent is warm"
  8. having a high alcoholic content; " hard liquor"
  9. not faint or feeble; " a strong odor of burning rubber"
  10. ( grammar) of verbs not having standard ( or regular) inflection; "` go' is a strong verb"
  11. of verbs not having standard ( or regular) inflection; "` sing' is a strong verb"
  12. having strength or power greater than average or expected; " a strong radio signal"; " strong medicine"; " a strong man"
  13. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.
  14. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.
  15. Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town.
  16. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
  17. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.
  18. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.
  19. Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide.
  20. Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language.
  21. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.
  22. Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee.
  23. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.
  24. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.
  25. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.
  26. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.
  27. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
  28. Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination.
  29. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.
  30. Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.
  31. Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit ( imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle ( usually) by the addition of - en ( with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak.
  32. Applied to forms in Anglo- Saxon, etc., which retain the old declensional endings. In the Teutonic languages the vowel stems have held the original endings most firmly, and are called strong; the stems in - n are called weak other constant stems conform, or are irregular.
  33. Having bodily or muscular force; powerful; having endurance; healthy; vigorous; as, a strong constitution; moving with force; violent; as, a strong wind; striking or convincing; as, a strong wind; striking or convincing; as, a strong argument; very able or capable; ardent; as, strong affections; deeply earnest; as, a strong partisan; deeply rooted; as, strong faith; firm; tough; as, a strong plank; having great resources; having great numbers, or a definite number; as, they marched five thousand strong; not mild or weak; as, strong coffee; containing much alcohol; as, strong drink; showing tense by changing the root vowel; as, strong verbs.
  34. Firm: having physical power: hale, healthy: able to endure: solid: well fortified: having wealth or resources: moving with rapidity: impetuous: earnest: having great vigor, as the mind: forcible: energetic: affecting the senses, as smell and taste, forcibly: having a quality in a great degree: intoxicating; bright: intense: well established.
  35. STRONGLY.
  36. Having power; forcible; solid; well fortified; having resources; impetuous; vigorous; bright; intense.
  37. Having ample strength; muscular; powerful.
  38. Forceful; violent; energetic; effective.
  39. Firm; stable.
  40. Well; having physical power; vigorous; firm; having ability to bear or endure; fortified; powerful; resourceful; violent; forcible; hale; sound; cogent; zealous; of great strength; affecting a sense forcibly; bright; full of spirit; intoxicating; having great force; having great force of mind, intellect, or any faculty.
  41. Having great strength or ability of body; having moral, intellectual, or material force; vigorous; healthy; muscular; robust; having the power of exerting great force; forcible; having passive power; adapted to make a deep impression on the mind or on the senses; affecting strongly; having a particular quality in a great degree; intoxicating; ardent; zealous; compact; solid; not easily overthrown or altered; fortified; denoting military strength or number, as a thousand strong.
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Antonyms for strong

droopy, unsubstantial, Fuliginous, Challenged, wimpish, uncompelling, undetermined, spicy, ill, failing, run down, dead, alloyed, purposeless, faded, delphic, hazy, embrittled, insipid, squishy, Fainting, adulterate, all in, weak-kneed, soothing, sweet, unprotected, flat, unhealthy, Pooped, unresistant, ineffective, diffident, aweary, tired, defenseless, ambrosial, inconsequential, beaten, perfumed, rickety, light, inscrutable, inept, gentle, unbalanced, incompetent, regular, drained, hazardous, brickle, unskillful, flavorless, unsteady, uncertain, deep, languid, Hamstrung, crispy, worn down, unstable, insecure, faint, unfounded, emasculated, indisposed, wet, small, unpersuasive, vague, flimsy, fatigued, blear, immaterial, tottery, mystic, down-and-out, namby-pamby, shadowy, diseased, short, tender, low, lame, spineless, pulpy, unqualified, invalid, susceptible, spongy, sick, arcane, tapped out, flaccid, watered-down, squashy, pallid, anemic, dilute, ailing, mellow, unable, breakable, unskilled, enfeebled, insignificant, spent, indefinite, little, polluted, bad, shaky, transient, invertebrate, perilous, weakling, effete, crippled, undefined, lank, infirm, unwell, undefended, indistinct, done, debilitated, Handcuffed, elliptical, played out, poorly, tottering, incapable, forceless, punk, unfit, asthenic, flabby, disabled, characterless, dainty, tasteless, spiritless, slight, double-edged, prostrate, Prostrated, pale, fragrant, precarious, nerveless, anaemic, brittle, listless, weary, uncelebrated, savorless, opaque, shoddy, unassured, limp, obscure, logy, Impuissant, yielding, stale, dark, thinned, cryptic, savory, limp-wristed, emaciated, crisp, flowery, murky, smooth, bushed, flaky, friable, wobbly, wan, benign, fruity, fuzzy, foggy, inexpert, ineffectual, unsettled, unsound, ripe, jaded, nameless, beat, gauzy, impotent, wiped out, feeble, weak, aged, diluted, fragile, irresolute, sensitive, mild, woodsy, watery, tuckered, wimpy, delicate, frail, Sickened, nuanced, frangible, airy, ambiguous, floppy, bleary, nonalcoholic, incapacitated, squooshy, unforceful, bland, softened, anonymous, tainted, jerry-built, impure, groundless, perishable, Sapped, mortal, nebulous, unclear, resistless, irrelevant, wasted, contaminated, adulterated, redolent, subtle, exhausted, helpless, blurry, peaky, vulnerable, soft, crumbly, unguarded, scented, balmy, temporary, exposed, equivocal, risky, washed-out, occult, gutless, mushy, enigmatic, faltering, nonabrasive, aromatic, down, wearied, inconclusive, misty, refined, unconvincing, thin, enervated, puny, milk-and-water, unimportant, mysterious, unknown, wishy-washy, worn, ill-defined, indecisive, worn-out, weakened, powerless, exquisite, burned-out, indistinguishable, timid, paralyzed, dim, adynamic.

Quotes of strong

  1. To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects. – Dario Argento
  2. All of the factors that make up a quality city- safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. - emanate from a strong educational premise. – Alan Autry
  3. I strongly believe that a federal structure based on administrative and geographic lines with strong powers for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq. – Ahmed Chalabi
  4. Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury. – Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  5. The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds. – James S. Coleman
  6. He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles. – Harry Emerson Fosdick
  7. It's like Branson. When I went to Branson there was only 4 acts in there. Now, you can't count 'em. There's so many theatres now, that only the strong will survive. – Mickey Gilley
  8. It seems strange that almost no other traces of the strong vikings are found in America. – Ellsworth Huntington
  9. Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong – Adriana Lima
  10. Border security is a complex issue and will remain a top priority during the 2007 legislative year. As Congress works to fix this problem, I will continue to push for strong measures that beef up security at our borders. – Randy Neugebauer
  11. I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong – Vita Sackville-West
  12. Men are strong women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall. – Simone Schwarz-Bart
  13. That a strong stimulus to such an afferent nerve, exciting most or all of its fibres, should in regard to a given muscle develop inhibition and excitation concurrently is not surprising. – Charles Scott Sherrington
  14. The impulse of the American woman to geld her husband and castrate her sons is very strong – John Steinbeck
  15. I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life. – Lawrence Taylor

Usage examples for strong

  1. She was young and strong – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. I'm not strong enough to bear it. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. That could never hurt a strong man like you! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  4. And the beard's a bit strong sir. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  5. " It isn't strong enough," he said. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  6. We wouldn't have been any too strong with our best line- up against 'em. – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  7. Soon you will be well and strong – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  8. But take- take with the strong hand." – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  9. I shouldn't do so without a strong reason. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  10. At the moment while I write I am well and strong and not old. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. " I never saw such a strong man. – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  12. We've got to make young men strong enough to let drink alone. – Strangers and Wayfarers by Sarah Orne Jewett
  13. Do you think you would be strong enough? – Betty Lee, Freshman by Harriet Pyne Grove
  14. It will be very good this way, if you make it so strong as to bear an Egge very boyant. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  15. Look here, Wallingford; you're hitting it up rather strong ain't you? – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  16. If you think you are strong enough to bear what I am going to say, - I replied,- I will talk to you about this. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. Was he strong or was she? – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  18. I know he is fond of strong tea, and I sha'n't forget that. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  19. Do you feel strong enough? – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  20. That was what made the man so strong – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard

Rhymes for strong

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