Definition of "strength" []

  • The state, property, or quality of being strong. (noun)
  • The power to resist attack; impregnability. (noun)
  • The power to resist strain or stress; durability. (noun)
  • The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly. (noun)
  • Capacity or potential for effective action: a show of strength. (noun)
  • The state or quality of being physically or mentally strong (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The ability to withstand or exert great force, stress, or pressure (noun)
  • Something that is regarded as being beneficial or a source of power (noun)
  • Potency, as of a drink, drug, etc (noun)
  • Power to convince; cogency (noun)
  • Degree of intensity or concentration of colour, light, sound, flavour, etc (noun)
  • The full or part of the full complement as specified (noun)
  • Firmness of or a rising tendency in prices, esp security prices (noun)
  • A stronghold or fortress (noun)
  • The general idea, the main purpose (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "strength" in a sentence
  • "On Tuesday afternoon, set against the sleek backdrop of a London hotel, the vice-chairman of Iraq\'s oil and gas committee, Abdul-Hadi al-Hassani, told the BBC that the time is right to invest in Iraq as the government has \ "gone from strength to strength\"."
  • "The strength of a muscle is measured by the utmost force which it can exert _once_; its endurance by the number of times it can repeat a given exertion _well within its strength_."
  • "He became strenuous, diligent, modest, earnest, kind; he too, like Walter and Charlie, began his career "_from strength to strength_.""