the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor.
mental power, force, or vigor.
moral power, firmness, or courage.
power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers, etc.
number, as of personnel or ships in a force or body:
a regiment with a strength of 3000.
effective force, potency, or cogency, as of inducements or arguments:
the strength of his plea.
power of resisting force, strain, wear, etc.
vigor of action, language, feeling, etc.
the effective or essential properties characteristic of a beverage, chemical, or the like:
The alcoholic strength of brandy far exceeds that of wine.
a particular proportion or concentration of these properties; intensity, as of light, color, sound, flavor, or odor:
coffee of normal strength.
something or someone that gives one strength or is a source of power or encouragement; sustenance:
The Bible was her strength and joy.
power to rise or remain firm in prices:
Stocks continued to show strength. The pound declined in strength.
on the strength of, on the basis of; relying on:
He was accepted by the college on the strength of ardent personal recommendations.
the state or quality of being physically or mentally strong
the ability to withstand or exert great force, stress, or pressure
something that is regarded as being beneficial or a source of power: their chief strength is technology
potency, as of a drink, drug, etc
power to convince; cogency: the strength of an argument
degree of intensity or concentration of colour, light, sound, flavour, etc
the full or part of the full complement as specified: at full strength, below strength
(finance) firmness of or a rising tendency in prices, esp security prices
(archaic or poetic) a stronghold or fortress
(Austral & NZ, informal) the general idea, the main purpose: to get the strength of something
from strength to strength, with ever-increasing success
in strength, in large numbers
on the strength of, on the basis of or relying upon
verb (used without object) 1. to deviate from the direct course, leave the proper place, or go beyond the proper limits, especially without a fixed course or purpose; ramble: to stray from the main road. 2. to wander; roam: The new puppy strayed from room to room. 3. to go astray; deviate, as from a […]
or straw-yellow noun 1. a pale yellow; straw color.
adjective, strawier, strawiest. 1. of, containing, or resembling straw. 2. strewn or thatched with straw. adjective strawier, strawiest 1. containing straw, or like straw in colour or texture
noun 1. caddisworm. 2. jointworm. noun 1. another name for a caddis worm