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strong point

n
something at which one excels; forte: tactfulness was never his strong point.

strong point

A key point in a defensive position, usually strongly fortified and heavily armed with automatic weapons, around which other positions are grouped for its protection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strong point - an asset of special worth or utilitystrong point - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
asset, plus - a useful or valuable quality
green fingers, green thumb - a special ability to make plants grow
weak point - an attribute that is inadequate or deficient

strong point

noun forte, strength, speciality, advantage, asset, strong suit, métier, long suit (informal) Discretion is not his strong point.

strong point

noun
Something at which a person excels:
Slang: bag, thing.
Translations
مَهارَه، نُقْطَة قُوَّه
silná stránka
talent
erõs oldala
styrkur, sterka hliî
silná stránka
güçlü nokta

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.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps it's our strong point, really, the faculty of seeing our own shortcomings; but we overdo it, we comfort ourselves with irony which we always have on the tip of our tongues.
I said I could not deny that this was a strong point.
When most of the Subalterns sat upon him with sofa-cushions to find out why he had not said that acting was his strong point, he answered very quietly:--"I don't think you ever asked me.
No; though perhaps wisdom is not his strong point, but rather affection and sincerity.
Porthos didn't understand any too clearly; but then we know that understanding was not his strong point.
Here the author describes minutely everything belonging to Don Diego's mansion, putting before us in his picture the whole contents of a rich gentleman-farmer's house; but the translator of the history thought it best to pass over these and other details of the same sort in silence, as they are not in harmony with the main purpose of the story, the strong point of which is truth rather than dull digressions.
Argument was not his strong point, but holding fast to his opinion certainly was.
Jo's one strong point was the fruit, for she had sugared it well, and had a pitcher of rich cream to eat with it.
Wilfred Bohun did not smile, for humour was never his strong point.
Though the company, by treaty, have a right to a participation only, in the trade of these regions, and are, in fact, but tenants on sufferance; yet have they quietly availed themselves of the original oversight, and subsequent supineness of the American government, to establish a monopoly of the trade of the river and its dependencies; and are adroitly proceeding to fortify themselves in their usurpation, by securing all the strong points of the country.
I am much interested in the study of national types; in comparing, contrasting, seizing the strong points, the weak points, the point of view of each.
Between the room and the men there were strong points of general resemblance.