strong
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: strŏng, IPA: /stɹɒŋ/, [st̠͡ɹ̠ɒŋ], [ʃt̠͡ɹ̠ɒŋ]
  • (America) enPR: strông, IPA: /stɹɔŋ/, [st̠͡ɹ̠ɔŋ], [ʃt̠͡ɹ̠ɔŋ]
  • (Canada, cot-caught) enPR: strŏng, IPA: /stɹɑŋ/, [st̠͡ɹ̠ɑŋ], [ʃt̠͡ɹ̠ɑŋ]

Adjective

strong (comparative stronger, superlative strongest)

  1. Capable of producing great physical force.
    a big strong man; Jake was tall and strong
  2. Capable of withstanding great physical force.
    a strong foundation; good strong shoes
  3. (of water, wind, etc.) Having a lot of power.
    The man was nearly drowned after a strong undercurrent swept him out to sea.
  4. Determined; unyielding.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, The Mirror and the Lamp, chapter 10 ↗:
      It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.
    He is strong in the face of adversity.
  5. Highly stimulating to the senses.
    a strong light; a strong taste
  6. Having an offensive or intense odor or flavor.
    a strong smell
  7. Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.
    a strong cup of coffee; a strong medicine
  8. (specifically) Having a high alcoholic content.
    a strong drink
    She gets up, and pours herself a strong one. - Eagles, Lying Eyes
  9. (grammar) Inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels.
    a strong verb
  10. (chemistry) That completely ionizes into anions and cations in a solution.
    a strong acid;  a strong base
  11. (military) Not easily subdued or taken.
    a strong position
  12. Having wealth or resources.
    a strong economy
  13. (slang, US) Impressive, good.
    You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That’s strong!
  14. Having a specified number of people or units.
    The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.
  15. (of a disease or symptom) Severe; very bad or intense.
    • 2005, Andrew Gaeddert, Healing Immune Disorders: Natural Defense-Building Solutions, North Atlantic Books, page 221 ↗:
      Physicians may diagnosis influenza by a throat culture or blood test, which may be important if you have a particularly strong flu, if your doctor suspects pneumonia or a bacterial infection.
  16. (mathematics, logic) Having a wide range of logical consequences; widely applicable. (Often contrasted with a weak statement which it implies.)
  17. (of an argument) Convincing.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (capable of producing great physical force) forceless, weak
  • (capable of withstanding great physical force) fragile
  • (having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient) diluted, impotent, weak
  • (grammar: irregular) regular, weak
  • (chemistry: that completely ionizes) weak
  • (military: not easily subdued or taken) weak
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: бы́стрый
Translations
  • French: fort
  • Portuguese: forte
  • Russian: сто́йкий
Translations
  • French: fort
  • Portuguese: forte
  • Russian: ре́зкий
Translations Translations
  • French: fort
  • Portuguese: forte
  • Russian: кре́пкий
Translations
  • French: fort
  • Portuguese: forte
  • Russian: кре́пкий
Translations Translations
  • French: fort
  • Russian: мо́щный
Translations
Adverb

strong (not comparable)

  1. In a strong manner.
Synonyms Antonyms
Strong
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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