Definition of Strength

1. Noun. The property of being physically or mentally strong. "Fatigue sapped his strength"

2. Noun. Capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war. "Politicians have neglected our military posture"

3. Noun. Physical energy or intensity. "A government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
Exact synonyms: Force, Forcefulness
Specialized synonyms: Brunt, Impulse, Momentum, Energy, Vigor, Vigour, Zip
Generic synonyms: Intensity, Intensiveness
Derivative terms: Forceful, Forceful

4. Noun. An asset of special worth or utility. "Cooking is his forte"
Exact synonyms: Forte, Long Suit, Metier, Speciality, Specialty, Strong Point, Strong Suit
Generic synonyms: Asset, Plus
Specialized synonyms: Green Fingers, Green Thumb
Derivative terms: Special, Special
Antonyms: Weak Point

5. Noun. The power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty. "The strength of his argument settled the matter"
Exact synonyms: Persuasiveness
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness
Specialized synonyms: Convincingness
Derivative terms: Persuasive
Antonyms: Unpersuasiveness

6. Noun. The amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation). "They measured the station's signal strength"

7. Noun. Capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects. "The strength of the drinks"
Exact synonyms: Effectiveness, Potency
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness
Attributes: Potent, Stiff, Strong, Impotent
Derivative terms: Potent

8. Noun. The condition of financial success. "The strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"
Generic synonyms: Prosperity, Successfulness
Antonyms: Weakness

9. Noun. Permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force. "They advertised the durability of their products"

Definition of Strength

1. n. The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.

2. v. t. To strengthen.

Definition of Strength

1. Noun. The quality of being strong. ¹

2. Noun. The intensity of a force or power; potency. ¹

3. Noun. The strongest part of something. ¹

4. Noun. A positive attribute. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To give strength to; to strengthen. (defdate 12th-17th c.) ¹

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Definition of Strength

1. capacity for exertion or endurance [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strength

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Literary usage of Strength

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1. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson (1905)
"(14) Gaging with sea water does not affect the ultimate strength of mortars. (See p. 159.) (15) The unit fiber stress in a cement or mortar beam is about ..."

2. A Handbook of the Petroleum Industry by David Talbot Day (1922)
"James E. Howard's tests (Iron Age, April 10, 1890) show that the tensile strength of steel diminishes as the temperature increases from 0° until a minimum ..."

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