Strength



noun
1.
the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor.
2.
mental power, force, or vigor.
3.
moral power, firmness, or courage.
4.
power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers, etc.
5.
number, as of personnel or ships in a force or body:
a regiment with a strength of 3000.
6.
effective force, potency, or cogency, as of inducements or arguments:
the strength of his plea.
7.
power of resisting force, strain, wear, etc.
8.
vigor of action, language, feeling, etc.
9.
the effective or essential properties characteristic of a beverage, chemical, or the like:
The alcoholic strength of brandy far exceeds that of wine.
10.
a particular proportion or concentration of these properties; intensity, as of light, color, sound, flavor, or odor:
coffee of normal strength.
11.
something or someone that gives one strength or is a source of power or encouragement; sustenance:
The Bible was her strength and joy.
12.
power to rise or remain firm in prices:
Stocks continued to show strength. The pound declined in strength.
Idioms
13.
on the strength of, on the basis of; relying on:
He was accepted by the college on the strength of ardent personal recommendations.
noun
1.
the state or quality of being physically or mentally strong
2.
the ability to withstand or exert great force, stress, or pressure
3.
something that is regarded as being beneficial or a source of power: their chief strength is technology
4.
potency, as of a drink, drug, etc
5.
power to convince; cogency: the strength of an argument
6.
degree of intensity or concentration of colour, light, sound, flavour, etc
7.
the full or part of the full complement as specified: at full strength, below strength
8.
(finance) firmness of or a rising tendency in prices, esp security prices
9.
(archaic or poetic) a stronghold or fortress
10.
(Austral & NZ, informal) the general idea, the main purpose: to get the strength of something
11.
from strength to strength, with ever-increasing success
12.
in strength, in large numbers
13.
on the strength of, on the basis of or relying upon

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