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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)

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.

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_.""