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. having or wielding force or authority; " providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
  4. of good quality and condition; solidly built; " a solid foundation"; " several substantial timber buildings"
  5. having a high alcoholic content; " hard liquor"
  6. not faint or feeble; " a strong odor of burning rubber"
  7. ( grammar) of verbs not having standard ( or regular) inflection; "` go' is a strong verb"
  8. of verbs not having standard ( or regular) inflection; "` sing' is a strong verb"
  9. having strength or power greater than average or expected; " a strong radio signal"; " strong medicine"; " a strong man"
  10. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.
  11. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.
  12. 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.
  13. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
  14. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.
  15. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.
  19. 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.
  20. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.
  21. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.
  22. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.
  23. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.
  24. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
  25. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.
  26. Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  32. Having power; forcible; solid; well fortified; having resources; impetuous; vigorous; bright; intense.
  33. Having ample strength; muscular; powerful.
  34. Forceful; violent; energetic; effective.
  35. Firm; stable.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.

Usage examples for strong

  1. I shouldn't do so without a strong reason. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  2. At the moment while I write I am well and strong, and not old. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. I'm not strong enough to bear it. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  4. 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
  5. " 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
  6. " It isn't strong enough," he said. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  7. Was he strong or was she? – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  8. We've got to make young men strong enough to let drink alone. – Strangers and Wayfarers by Sarah Orne Jewett
  9. 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)
  10. We wouldn't have been any too strong with our best line- up against 'em. – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  11. And the beard's a bit strong, sir. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  12. Do you think you would be strong enough? – Betty Lee, Freshman by Harriet Pyne Grove
  13. That could never hurt a strong man like you! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  14. Soon you will be well and strong. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  15. I know he is fond of strong tea, and I sha'n't forget that. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  16. Look here, Wallingford; you're hitting it up rather strong, ain't you? – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  17. She was young and strong. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  18. That was what made the man so strong. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard