Definition of Strong

1. Adjective. Having strength or power greater than average or expected. "A strong man"

2. Adjective. Not faint or feeble. "A strong odor of burning rubber"
Similar to: Intense

3. Adjective. Having or wielding force or authority. "Providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
Exact synonyms: Potent
Similar to: Powerful
Derivative terms: Potency

4. Adjective. Having a strong physiological or chemical effect. "A stiff drink"
Exact synonyms: Potent, Stiff
Attributes: Effectiveness, Potency, Strength
Also: Effective, Effectual, Efficacious, Fertile, Powerful
Similar to: Equipotent, Multipotent
Antonyms: Impotent
Derivative terms: Potency

5. Adjective. Immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with. "A secure telephone connection"

6. Adjective. Of good quality and condition; solidly built. "Several substantial timber buildings"
Exact synonyms: Solid, Substantial
Similar to: Sound
Derivative terms: Solidness, Substantialness

7. Adjective. Of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection. "`sing' is a strong verb"
Category relationships: Grammar
Similar to: Irregular

8. Adjective. Being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content. "Hard liquor"
Exact synonyms: Hard
Similar to: Alcoholic

9. Adjective. Freshly made or left. "The scent is warm"
Exact synonyms: Warm
Similar to: Fresh

10. Adjective. Strong and sure. "Gave a strong pull on the rope"
Exact synonyms: Firm
Similar to: Forceful

Definition of Strong

1. a. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.

Definition of Strong

1. Adjective. capable of producing great physical force. ¹

2. Adjective. capable of withstanding great physical force ¹

3. Adjective. fast moving water, wind, etc, which has a lot of power. ¹

4. Adjective. determined, unyielding ¹

5. Adjective. highly stimulating to the senses ¹

6. Adjective. having an offensive or intense odor or flavor ¹

7. Adjective. having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient ¹

8. Adjective. having a high alcoholic content ¹

9. Adjective. (grammar) inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels ¹

10. Adjective. (military) not easily subdued or taken ¹

11. Adjective. (slang US) impressive, good ¹

12. Adjective. Having a specified number of people or units ¹

13. Adverb. in a strong manner ¹

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Definition of Strong

1. having great strength [adj STRONGER, STRONGEST] : STRONGLY [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strong

strong (current term)
strong as an ox
strong belief
strong breeze
strong copyleft
strong declension

Literary usage of Strong

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"... exhibit a strong picture of a weak mind betrayed by unlawful desires to a false friend; and the virtue of Emilia is such as we often find, worn loosely, ..."

2. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"She fancied that every one was watching her, but she could not be sure, and in rare strong moments she did not care. She could rebel against the town's ..."

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