Definition of "strong" []

  • Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force. (adjective)
  • Marked by great physical power: a strong blow to the head. (adjective)
  • In good or sound health; robust: a strong constitution; a strong heart. (adjective)
  • Economically or financially sound or thriving: a strong economy. (adjective)
  • Having force of character, will, morality, or intelligence: a strong personality. (adjective)
  • Involving or possessing physical or mental strength (adjective)

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.

  • Solid or robust in construction; not easily broken or injured (adjective)
  • Having a resolute will or morally firm and incorruptible character (adjective)
  • Intense in quality; not faint or feeble (adjective)
  • Easily defensible; incontestable or formidable (adjective)
  • Concentrated; not weak or diluted (adjective)
  • Containing or having a specified number (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • Having an unpleasantly powerful taste or smell (adjective)
  • Having an extreme or drastic effect (adjective)
  • Emphatic or immoderate (adjective)
  • Convincing, effective, or cogent (adjective)
  • (of a colour) having a high degree of saturation or purity; being less saturated than a vivid colour but more so than a moderate colour; produced by a concentrated quantity of colouring agent (adjective)
  • Denoting or belonging to a class of verbs, in certain languages including the Germanic languages, whose conjugation shows vowel gradation, as sing, sang, sung (adjective)
  • Belonging to any part-of-speech class, in any of various languages, whose inflections follow the less regular of two possible patterns (adjective)
  • (of a wind, current, etc) moving fast (adjective)
  • (of a syllable) accented or stressed (adjective)
  • (of an industry, market, currency, securities, etc) firm in price or characterized by firm or increasing prices (adjective)
  • (of certain acids and bases) producing high concentrations of hydrogen or hydroxide ions in aqueous solution (adjective)
  • Prosperous; well-to-do (esp in the phrase a strong farmer) (adjective)
  • In a strong way; effectively (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "strong" in a sentence
  • "-- There is certainly a strong likeness between the Marquis and Lord Darcey; -- _so strong_, that when I first beheld his Lordship I was quite struck with surprize."
  • ""_Make him strong, O God, -- make him strong_," requested William Sewall, fervently."
  • "They say, poor suitors have strong breaths; they shall know we have _strong arms, too_."