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strong

 (strông)
adj. strong·er, strong·est
1.
a. Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.
b. Marked by great physical power: a strong blow to the head.
2. In good or sound health; robust: a strong constitution; a strong heart.
3. Economically or financially sound or thriving: a strong economy.
4. Having force of character, will, morality, or intelligence: a strong personality.
5. Having or showing ability or achievement in a specified field: students who are strong in chemistry.
6. Capable of the effective exercise of authority: a strong leader.
7.
a. Capable of withstanding force or wear; solid, tough, or firm: a strong building; a strong fabric.
b. Having great binding strength: a strong adhesive.
8. Not easily captured or defeated: a strong flank; a strong defense.
9. Not easily upset; resistant to harmful or unpleasant influences: strong nerves; a strong stomach.
10. Having force or rapidity of motion: a strong current.
11.
a. Persuasive, effective, and cogent: a strong argument.
b. Forceful and pointed; emphatic: a strong statement.
c. Forthright and explicit, often offensively so: strong language.
12. Extreme; drastic: had to resort to strong measures.
13. Having force of conviction or feeling; uncompromising: strong faith; a strong supporter.
14. Intense in degree or quality: a strong emotion; strong motivation.
15.
a. Having an intense or offensive effect on the senses: strong light; strong vinegar; strong cologne.
b. Clear and loud: a strong voice.
c. Readily noticeable; remarkable: a strong resemblance; a strong contrast.
d. Readily detected or received: a strong radio signal.
16.
a. Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient: mixed a strong solution of bleach and water.
b. Containing a considerable percentage of alcohol: strong punch.
c. Powerfully effective: a strong painkiller.
17. Of or relating to a color having a high degree of saturation.
18. Having a specified number of units or members: a military force 100,000 strong.
19. Marked by steady or rising prices: a strong market.
20. Linguistics
a. Of or relating to those verbs in Germanic languages that form their past tense by a change in stem vowel, and their past participles by a change in stem vowel and sometimes by adding the suffix -(e)n, as sing, sang, sung or tear, tore, torn.
b. Of or relating to the inflection of nouns or adjectives in Germanic languages with endings that historically did not contain a suffix with an n.
21. Stressed or accented in pronunciation or poetic meter. Used of a word or syllable.
adv.
In a strong, powerful, or vigorous manner; forcefully: a salesperson who comes on too strong.

[Middle English, from Old English strang.]

strong′ish adj.
strong′ly adv.

strong

(strɒŋ)
adj, stronger (ˈstrɒŋɡə) or strongest (ˈstrɒŋɡɪst)
1. involving or possessing physical or mental strength
2. solid or robust in construction; not easily broken or injured
3. having a resolute will or morally firm and incorruptible character
4. intense in quality; not faint or feeble: a strong voice; a strong smell.
5. easily defensible; incontestable or formidable
6. concentrated; not weak or diluted
7.
a. (postpositive) containing or having a specified number: a navy 40 000 strong.
b. (in combination): a 40 000-strong navy.
8. having an unpleasantly powerful taste or smell
9. having an extreme or drastic effect: strong discipline.
10. emphatic or immoderate: strong language.
11. convincing, effective, or cogent
12. (Colours) (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
13. (Grammar) grammar
a. denoting or belonging to a class of verbs, in certain languages including the Germanic languages, whose conjugation shows vowel gradation, as sing, sang, sung
b. belonging to any part-of-speech class, in any of various languages, whose inflections follow the less regular of two possible patterns. Compare weak10
14. (Physical Geography) (of a wind, current, etc) moving fast
15. (Poetry) (of a syllable) accented or stressed
16. (Stock Exchange) (of an industry, market, currency, securities, etc) firm in price or characterized by firm or increasing prices
17. (Chemistry) (of certain acids and bases) producing high concentrations of hydrogen or hydroxide ions in aqueous solution
18. Irish prosperous; well-to-do (esp in the phrase a strong farmer)
19. have a strong stomach not to be prone to nausea
adv
20. informal in a strong way; effectively: going strong.
21. come on strong to make a forceful or exaggerated impression
[Old English strang; related to Old Norse strangr, Middle High German strange, Lettish strans courageous]
ˈstrongish adj
ˈstrongly adv
ˈstrongness n

strong

(strɔŋ, strɒŋ)

adj. strong•er (ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-) strong•est (ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-) adj.
1. having, showing, or involving great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust.
2. mentally powerful or vigorous.
3. very able, competent, or powerful in a specific field or respect: She is strong in mathematics.
4. of great moral power, firmness, or courage.
5. powerful in influence, authority, resources, or means of prevailing: a strong nation.
6. aggressive; willful: a strong personality.
7. of great force, effectiveness, potency, or cogency: strong arguments.
8. clear and firm; loud: a strong voice.
9. well-supplied or rich in something specified: a strong hand in trumps.
10. able to resist strain, force, wear, etc.: strong cloth.
11. firm or unfaltering under trial: strong faith.
12. fervent; zealous; thoroughgoing: a strong liberal.
13. strenuous or energetic; vigorous: strong efforts.
14. moving or acting with force or vigor: strong winds.
15. distinct or marked, as an impression or a resemblance.
16. intense, as light or color.
17. having a large proportion of the effective or essential properties or ingredients: strong tea.
18. (of a beverage or food) containing much alcohol.
19. having a high degree of flavor or odor: strong cheese.
20. having an unpleasant or offensive flavor or odor.
21. (of language) offensive or severely critical.
22. of a designated number: an army 20,000 strong.
23. characterized by steady or advancing prices: a strong market.
24. (of verbs in Germanic languages) forming the past tense and usu. the past participle by a vowel change in the root, as sing, sang, sung; ride, rode, ridden. Compare weak (def. 12).
25. (of a word or syllable) stressed.
26. having great magnifying or refractive power: a strong microscope.
adv.
27. in a strong manner.
Idioms:
come on strong, Informal. to behave too aggressively.
[before 900; (adj.) Middle English strang, strong, Old English, c. Old Saxon strang, Old Norse strangr; akin to string]
strong′ish, adj.
strong′ly, adv.

strong

The adjective strong is used in a number of different ways to describe people.

When you say that someone is strong, you usually mean that they have powerful muscles and the ability to lift or carry heavy objects.

Claudia was young, strong, and healthy.
The little boy has grown into a tall, strong man.

A strong personality is someone who is very confident and not easily influenced by other people.

But Alan is a strong personality with leadership qualities that are fantastic for this club.

A strong believer in something is convinced that it is very good or desirable.

The Secretary of State is a strong believer in parental involvement in classrooms.

A strong supporter of a person or organization supports them in an enthusiastic way.

I'm still a strong supporter of the NHS.

Be Careful!
If someone smokes a lot or drinks a lot of alcohol, you do not say that they are a 'strong smoker' or a 'strong drinker'. You say that they are a heavy smoker or a heavy drinker.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
rugged - sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
toughened, tough - physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
2.strong - not faint or feeble; "a strong odor of burning rubber"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
3.strong - having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
4.strong - having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
effective, effectual, efficacious - producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"
fertile - capable of reproducing
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
5.strong - immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"
invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"
6.strong - of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
sound - in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
7.strong - of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`sing' is a strong verb"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
8.strong - being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"
alcoholic - characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks"
9.strong - freshly made or left; "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"
fresh - recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce"
10.strong - strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"

strong

adjective
2. fit, sound, healthy, thriving, blooming, robust, hale, in good shape, in good condition, lusty, fighting fit, in fine fettle, hale and hearty, fit as a fiddle It took me a long while to feel well and strong again.
3. self-confident, determined, tough, brave, aggressive, courageous, high-powered, forceful, resilient, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), resolute, resourceful, tenacious, plucky, hard-nosed (informal), steadfast, unyielding, hard as nails, self-assertive, stouthearted, firm in spirit Eventually I felt strong enough to look at him.
self-confident timid, spineless, unassertive, uncommitted, characterless, faint-hearted, lacking drive, unimpassioned
4. durable, substantial, sturdy, reinforced, heavy-duty, well-built, well-armed, hard-wearing, well-protected, on a firm foundation Around its summit, a strong wall had been built.
durable fragile, delicate, frail, flimsy, fine, weak, feeble, brittle, dainty, easily broken, breakable, frangible
5. forceful, powerful, intense, vigorous A strong current seemed to be moving the whole boat.
6. convincing, persuasive, powerful, effective, compelling, potent, plausible, forceful, weighty There will be a strong incentive to enter into negotiations.
7. extreme, radical, drastic, strict, harsh, rigid, forceful, uncompromising, Draconian, unbending She is known to hold strong views on Cuba.
8. decisive, firm, forceful, decided, determined, severe, resolute, incisive The government will take strong action against any further strikes.
10. secure, established, solid, stable, reliable, tried-and-true He felt he had a relationship strong enough to talk frankly to Sarah.
11. stable, secure, safe, solid, robust, solvent The local economy is strong and the population is growing.
12. pungent, powerful, concentrated, pure, undiluted, industrial-strength (chiefly humorous) strong aftershave
pungent weak, mild, bland, tasteless, vapid
13. highly-flavoured, hot, spicy, piquant, biting, sharp, heady, overpowering, intoxicating, highly-seasoned It's a good strong flavour, without being overpowering.
14. keen, deep, acute, eager, fervent, zealous, vehement He has a strong interest in paintings and owns a fine collection.
15. intense, deep, passionate, ardent, fierce, profound, forceful, fervent, deep-rooted, vehement, fervid Having strong unrequited feelings for someone is hard.
16. staunch, firm, earnest, keen, dedicated, fierce, ardent, eager, loyal, enthusiastic, passionate, fervent, steadfast The Deputy Prime Minister is a strong supporter of the plan.
17. distinct, marked, clear, unmistakable 'Good, Mr Royle,' he said in English with a strong French accent.
distinct slight, delicate, faint

strong

adjective
1. Having great physical strength:
2. Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship:
3. Full of or displaying force:
4. Not easily moved or shaken:
5. Firmly settled or positioned:
6. Intensely violent in sustained velocity:
7. Resulting from or affecting one's innermost feelings:
8. Having a high concentration of the distinguishing ingredient:
9. Containing alcohol:
Translations
حاد،مُرَكَّزشَديد، بارِزقَويقَوِيّمُؤَلَّف مِن
fort
silnýzdatnýmocnýostrýpevný
stærkintenssolid
forta
vahvaväkevävankkavoimakasepäsäännöllinen
jaksnažančvrst
erősfõnyi
bragîmikillmeî tilteknum fjölda, -mannasterkur
強い強力な強烈な断固とした激しく
단단한튼튼한
jėgoskeiksmaiseifasstiprioji vieta/pusėturintis
izteiktslielsspēcīgsstiprs
močenokrepitivelik
starkfränskarp
แข็งแข็งแรง
chắckhỏe

strong

[strɒŋ]
A. ADJ (stronger (compar) (strongest (superl)))
1. (= physically tough) → fuerte
I'm not strong enough to carry himno soy lo suficientemente fuerte para cargar con él
to have strong nervestener nervios de acero
to have a strong stomach (lit, fig) → tener un buen estómago
to be as strong as an oxser fuerte como un toro
see also arm 1 1
2. (= healthy) [teeth, bones] → sano; [heart] → fuerte, sano
she has never been very strongnunca ha tenido una constitución fuerte
he's getting stronger every day (after operation) → se va reponiendo poco a poco
3. (= sturdy) [material, structure, frame] → fuerte
4. (= powerful) [drug, wine, cheese, wind, voice] → fuerte; [coffee] → fuerte, cargado; [argument, evidence] → sólido, de peso; [currency] → fuerte; [magnet, lens] → potente; [impression, influence] → grande
music with a strong beatmúsica f con mucho ritmo
we have a strong case (against them)las razones que nosotros exponemos son muy sólidas (en contraposición a las de ellos)
5. (= firm) [opinion, belief, supporter] → firme
a man of strong principlesun hombre de principios firmes
Delhi developed strong ties with MoscowDelhi desarrolló vínculos muy estrechos con Moscú
I am a strong believer in tolerancecreo firmemente en or soy gran partidario de la tolerancia
6. (= mentally) → fuerte
he has a strong personalitytiene un carácter or una personalidad fuerte
he tries to be strong for the sake of his childrenintenta mostrarse fuerte por el bien de sus hijos
he is a strong leaderes un líder fuerte or sólido
he's the strong silent typees de los muy reservados
7. (= intense) [emotion, colour, smell] → fuerte, intenso; [light] → potente, intenso
there was a strong smell of petrolhabía un fuerte or intenso olor a gasolina
8. (= good) [team] → fuerte; [candidate] → bueno, firme; [marriage, relationship] → sólido
he is a strong swimmer/runneres un buen nadador/corredor
the show has a strong castel espectáculo tiene un buen reparto or un reparto muy sólido
a strong performance from Philippa Lilly in the title roleuna actuación sólida or convincente por parte de Philippa Lilly en el papel de protagonista
she is strong in mathslas matemáticas se le dan muy bien
he's not very strong on grammarno está muy fuerte en gramática
discretion is not Jane's strong pointla discreción no es el fuerte de Jane
geography was never my strong pointla geografía nunca fue mi fuerte
to be in a strong positionencontrarse en una buena posición
there is a strong possibility thathay muchas posibilidades de que ...
see also suit A3
9. (= severe, vehement) [words] → subido de tono, fuerte; [denial] → tajante
there has been strong criticism of the military regimese ha criticado duramente el régimen militar
he has written a very strong letter of protest to his MPha escrito una carta de protesta muy enérgica a su diputado
strong language (= swearing) → lenguaje m fuerte; (= frank) → lenguaje m muy directo
in the strongest possible termsenérgicamente
10. (= noticeable) [resemblance] → marcado; [presence] → fuerte
he had a strong German accenttenía un fuerte or marcado acento alemán
there is a strong element of truth in thishay gran parte de verdad en esto
11. [features] → pronunciado, marcado
12. (in number) they are 20 strongson 20 en total
a group 20 strongun grupo de 20 (miembros )
a 1000-strong crowduna multitud de 1000 personas
13. (Ling) [verb] → irregular
B. ADV
1.
to come on strong (= be harsh) → ser duro, mostrarse demasiado severo
don't you think you came on a bit strong there?¿no crees que fuiste un poco duro?, ¿no crees que te mostraste un poco severo?
she was coming on strong (= showing attraction) → se veía que él le gustaba
2.
to be going strong the firm is still going strongla empresa se mantiene próspera
their marriage is still going strong after 50 yearsdespués de 50 años su matrimonio sigue viento en popa
he was still going strong at 90a sus 90 años todavía se conservaba en forma

strong

[ˈstrɒŋ]
adj
(= having physical strength) [person, animal] → fort(e)
She's very strong → Elle est très forte.
strong as an ox → fort(e) comme un bœuf
(= healthy) [person, heart] → vigoureux/euse
(= forceful) [personality] → fort(e) before n; [person] → fort(e); [character] → bien trempé(e)
(= hard to defeat or resist) [leadership, leader, army, team] → fort(e)
(= solid, hard-wearing) [rope, shoes, object, material] → solide; [glue] → fort(e)
(= powerful) [wind, current] → fort(e); [magnet] → puissant(e)
(= drastic) [action, measures] → fort(e)
(= telling) [impression, influence] → fort(e) before n
(= firm) [opinions, beliefs] → affirmé(e); [support, opposition] → fort(e) before n
(= intense) [feelings] → vif(vive); [distaste, desire] → vif (vive)before n
[colour, flavour, smell, light] → fort(e); [colour] → intense
(= convincing) [argument] → solide, de poids; [evidence] → solide
(= very likely) [possibility, chance] → fort(e) before n
(= likely to win or succeed) [competitor, candidate] → sérieux/euse
(= good) strong point
(= firmly established) [links, ties, relationship, marriage, bond] → solide
(= robust) [currency, economy, industry] → fort(e)
[drugs, chemicals] → puissant(e); [drink] → fort(e)
(= pronounced) [accent] → fort(e) before n
(= distinctive) [features, face] → rude
(in number)
They are 50 strong → Ils sont au nombre de 50.
(= offensive) to use strong language → parler crûment
He used such strong language that some of the audience walked out → Il parlait si crûment qu'une partie du public est sortie.
adv
to be going strong [company] → marcher bien; [person] → être solidestrong-arm [ˈstrɒŋɑːrm] adj [method, treatment, tactics] → musclé(e)

strong

adj (+er)
stark; (physically) person, material, kick, handskräftig, stark; grip, voicekräftig; table, bolt, nail, wallstabil, solide; shoesfest; (= strongly marked) featuresausgeprägt; you need a strong stomach to be a nurseals Krankenschwester muss man allerhand verkraften können
(= healthy)kräftig; person, constitutionrobust, kräftig; teeth, eyes, eyesight, heart, nervesgut; when you’re strong againwenn Sie wieder bei Kräften sind; he’s getting stronger every dayer wird mit jedem Tag wieder kräftiger
(= powerful, effective)stark; character, conviction, viewsfest; countrymächtig; candidate, caseaussichtsreich; influence, temptationgroß, stark; reason, argument, evidenceüberzeugend; protest, pleaenergisch; measuredrastisch; lettergeharnischt, in starken Worten abgefasst; (Liter) plot, sequence, passage, performancegut, stark (inf); to have strong feelings/views about somethingin Bezug auf etw (acc)stark engagiert sein; I didn’t know you had such strong feelings about itich habe nicht gewusst, dass Ihnen so viel daran liegt or dass Ihnen das so viel bedeutet; (against it) → ich habe nicht gewusst, dass Sie so dagegen sind; she has very strong feelings about himsie hat sehr viel für ihn übrig; (as candidate etc) → sie hält sehr viel von ihm; (against him) → sie ist vollkommen gegen ihn; to have strong feelings for or about somethingeine starke Bindung an etw (acc)haben; we need a strong hand to fight crimewir müssen das Verbrechen mit starker Hand bekämpfen; his strong pointseine Stärke; to protest in strong termsenergisch protestieren; I had a strong sense of déjà-vuich hatte ganz den Eindruck, das schon einmal gesehen zu haben; there is a strong possibility that …es ist überaus wahrscheinlich, dass …
(in numbers) → stark; a group 20 strongeine 20 Mann starke Gruppe
(= capable)gut, stark (inf); he is strong in/on somethingetw ist seine Stärke or starke Seite
(= enthusiastic, committed)begeistert; supporter, Catholic, socialistüberzeugt; belief, faithunerschütterlich, stark; he’s very strong for Smith (inf)er ist (ein) Smith-Fan (inf)
fooddeftig; smell, perfume etcstark; (= pungent, unpleasant) smell, tastestreng; (of butter)ranzig; colour, lightkräftig; acid, bleachstark; solutionkonzentriert; a strong drinkein harter Drink
accent, verb, rhymestark; syllable etcbetont
(Fin) market, economygesund; pricestabil; currencystark
adv (+er)
(inf) to be going strong (old person, thing) → gut in Schuss sein (inf); (runner) → gut in Form sein; (party, rehearsals) → in Schwung sein (inf); that’s (coming it) a bit strong!das ist ein starkes Stück!; he pitched it pretty strong (inf)er drückte sich ziemlich drastisch aus
(Fin) → in einer starken Position

strong

:
strong-arm (inf)
adj tactics etcbrutal; strong manSchläger m
vt (esp US: = beat up) → zusammenschlagen; (= intimidate)unter Druck setzen; they were stronged into payingsie wurden so unter Druck gesetzt, dass sie zahlten
strongbox
n(Geld)kassette f
strong breeze
n (Met) → starke Winde pl, → Windstärke 6
strong gale
n (Met) → Windstärke 9
stronghold
n (= castle, fortress)Festung f; (= town etc)Stützpunkt m; (fig)Hochburg f

strong

:
strong point
nStärke f
strongroom
nTresorraum m, → Stahlkammer f
strong-willed

strong

[strɒŋ]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → forte; (sturdy, table, shoes, fabric) → solido/a, resistente; (candidate) → che ha buone possibilità; (protest, letter, measures) → energico/a; (concentrated, intense, bleach, acid) → concentrato/a; (marked, pronounced, characteristic) → marcato/a; (accent) → marcato/a, forte
as strong as a horse or an ox (powerful) → forte come un toro (healthy) → sano/a come un pesce
he's never been very strong → è sempre stato di salute cagionevole
there's a strong possibility that ... → ci sono buone possibilità che...
there are strong indications that ... → tutto sembra indicare che...
to have a strong stomach → avere uno stomaco di ferro
I have strong feelings on the matter → ho molto a cuore quel problema
to be a strong believer in → credere fermamente in
strong language (swearing) → linguaggio volgare (frank and critical) → linguaggio incisivo
he's not very strong on grammar → non è molto forte in grammatica
geography was never my strong point → la geografia non è mai stata il mio forte
they are 20 strong → sono in 20
2. adv to be going strong (company, business) → andare a gonfie vele; (song, singer) → andare forte, avere successo; (old person) → essere attivo/a

strong

(stroŋ) adjective
1. firm, sound, or powerful, and therefore not easily broken, destroyed, attacked, defeated, resisted, or affected by weariness, illness etc. strong furniture; a strong castle; a strong wind; She's a strong swimmer; He has a very strong will/personality; He has never been very strong (= healthy); He is not strong enough to lift that heavy table.
2. very noticeable; very intense. a strong colour; a strong smell.
3. containing a large amount of the flavouring ingredient. strong tea.
4. (of a group, force etc) numbering a particular amount. An army 20,000 strong was advancing towards the town.
ˈstrongly adverb
strength (streŋθ) noun
1. the quality of being strong. He got his strength back slowly after his illness; I hadn't the strength to resist him.
2. the number of people etc in a force, organization etc, considered as an indication of its power or effectiveness. The force is below strength.
strengthen (ˈstreŋθən) verb
to make or become strong or stronger. He did exercises to strengthen his muscles; The wind strengthened.
ˈstrongbox noun
a safe or box for valuables.
strong drink
alcoholic liquors.
ˈstronghold noun
a fort, fortress or castle etc.
strong language
swearing or abuse.
ˌstrong-ˈminded adjective
having determination.
strong point
a quality, skill etc in which a person excels. Arithmetic isn't one of my strong points.
strongroom noun
a room specially constructed for keeping valuable articles, with thick walls and a heavy steel door etc.
on the strength of
relying on. On the strength of this offer of money, we plan to start building soon.

strong

قَوِيّ pevný, silný stærk stark δυνατός, σκληρός fuerte, resistente vahva fort, solide čvrst, jak forte 強い, 頑丈な 단단한, 튼튼한 sterk sterk mocny, silny forte, resistente прочный, сильный stark แข็ง, แข็งแรง güçlü chắc, khỏe 强壮的, 结实的

strong

a. fuerte, fornido-a, robusto-a;
___ -mindeddeterminado-a, decidido-a.

strong

adj fuerte
References in classic literature ?
I think it was so splendid in Father to go as chaplain when he was too old to be drafted, and not strong enough for a soldier," said Meg warmly.
Each as he ap- peared snatched up one of the truths and some who were quite strong snatched up a dozen of them.
I was going to say," remarked Ned with a smile, "that you were coming it rather strong on the school-book stuff.
We were talking about what it is like to spend one's childhood in little towns like these, buried in wheat and corn, under stimulating extremes of climate: burning summers when the world lies green and billowy beneath a brilliant sky, when one is fairly stifled in vegetation, in the color and smell of strong weeds and heavy harvests; blustery winters with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and gray as sheet-iron.
He never took all the straw away, and the smell from what lay underneath was very bad; while the strong vapors that rose made my eyes smart and inflame, and I did not feel the same appetite for my food.
She was not a woman of strong understanding or any quickness; and with this resemblance of her father, she inherited also much of his constitution; was delicate in her own health, overcareful of that of her children, had many fears and many nerves, and was as fond of her own Mr.
And when Jarvis Lorry saw the kindled eyes, the resolute face, the calm strong look and bearing of the man whose life always seemed to him to have been stopped, like a clock, for so many years, and then set going again with an energy which had lain dormant during the cessation of its usefulness, he believed.
Wickfield, to the scene of my future studies - a grave building in a courtyard, with a learned air about it that seemed very well suited to the stray rooks and jackdaws who came down from the Cathedral towers to walk with a clerkly bearing on the grass-plot - and was introduced to my new master, Doctor Strong.
What I began to do was to envy the doctor walking in the cool shadow of the woods with the birds about him and the pleasant smell of the pines, while I sat grilling, with my clothes stuck to the hot resin, and so much blood about me and so many poor dead bodies lying all around that I took a disgust of the place that was almost as strong as fear.
He said, "I differed indeed from other YAHOOS, being much more cleanly, and not altogether so deformed; but, in point of real advantage, he thought I differed for the worse: that my nails were of no use either to my fore or hinder feet; as to my fore feet, he could not properly call them by that name, for he never observed me to walk upon them; that they were too soft to bear the ground; that I generally went with them uncovered; neither was the covering I sometimes wore on them of the same shape, or so strong as that on my feet behind: that I could not walk with any security, for if either of my hinder feet slipped, I must inevitably fail.
When it was finished, he made the strong man who had uprooted the trees take the sack on his shoulder and go with him to the King.
I shall not deny that there are strong reasons to be assigned for requiring in this particular the concurrence of that body, or of a part of it.