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STRONG (stronger, strongest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does strong mean? 

STRONG (adjective)
  The adjective STRONG has 10 senses:

1. having strength or power greater than average or expected
2. not faint or feeble
3. having or wielding force or authority
4. having a strong physiological or chemical effect
5. able to withstand attack
6. of good quality and condition; solidly built
7. of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
8. being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
9. freshly made or left
10. strong and sure

  Familiarity information: STRONG used as an adjective is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRONG (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having strength or power greater than average or expected

Context examples:

a strong radio signal / strong medicine / a strong man

Similar:

ironlike (exhibiting strength or hardness like that of iron)

knock-down; powerful (strong enough to knock down or overwhelm)

noticeable (readily noticed)

reinforced; strengthened (given added strength or support)

robust (strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity)

stiff (powerful)

vehement (characterized by great force or energy)

virile (characterized by energy and vigor)

well-knit; well-set (strongly and firmly constructed)

industrial-strength; weapons-grade (extremely strong or concentrated or durable)

hard; knockout; severe (very strong or vigorous)

fortified (having something added to increase the strength)

bullocky (resembling a bullock in strength and power)

bullnecked (having a thick short powerful neck)

brawny; hefty; muscular; powerful; sinewy ((of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful)

beefed-up (made greater or stronger)

beardown (with full strength)

Also:

tough; toughened (physically toughened)

rugged (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring)

powerful (having great power or force or potency or effect)

robust (physically strong)

Attribute:

strength (the property of being physically or mentally strong)

Antonym:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


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Meaning:

Not faint or feeble

Context example:

a strong odor of burning rubber

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


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Meaning:

Having or wielding force or authority

Synonyms:

potent; strong

Context example:

providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons

Similar:

powerful (having great power or force or potency or effect)


Sense 4strong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a strong physiological or chemical effect

Synonyms:

potent; stiff; strong

Context examples:

a potent toxin / potent liquor / a potent cup of tea / a stiff drink

Similar:

multipotent (able to many things)

equipotent (having equal strength or efficacy)

Also:

powerful (having great power or force or potency or effect)

fertile (capable of reproducing)

effective; effectual; efficacious (producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect)

Attribute:

effectiveness; potency; strength (capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects)


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Meaning:

Able to withstand attack

Synonyms:

unassailable; impregnable; unattackable; inviolable; secure; strong

Context examples:

an impregnable fortress / fortifications that made the frontier inviolable

Similar:

invulnerable (immune to attack; impregnable)


Sense 6strong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of good quality and condition; solidly built

Synonyms:

substantial; strong; solid

Context examples:

a solid foundation / several substantial timber buildings

Similar:

sound (in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay)


Sense 7strong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection

Context example:

'sing' is a strong verb

Similar:

irregular (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice)

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))


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Meaning:

Being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

Synonyms:

strong; hard

Context example:

hard liquor

Similar:

alcoholic (characteristic of or containing alcohol)


Sense 9strong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freshly made or left

Synonyms:

warm; strong

Context examples:

a warm trail / the scent is warm

Similar:

fresh (recently made, produced, or harvested)


Sense 10strong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strong and sure

Synonyms:

firm; strong

Context examples:

a firm grasp / gave a strong pull on the rope

Similar:

forceful (characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical))


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