[[t]strɔŋ, strɒŋ[/t]]
adj. strong•er [[t]ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-[/t]] strong•est [[t]ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-[/t]]
1) having, showing, or involving great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust
2) mentally powerful or vigorous
3) very able, competent, or powerful in a specific field or respect:
She is strong in mathematics[/ex]
4) of great moral power, firmness, or courage
5) powerful in influence, authority, resources, or means of prevailing:
a strong nation[/ex]
6) aggressive; willful:
a strong personality[/ex]
7) of great force, effectiveness, potency, or cogency:
strong arguments[/ex]
8) clear and firm; loud:
a strong voice[/ex]
9) well-supplied or rich in something specified:
a strong hand in trumps[/ex]
10) able to resist strain, force, wear, etc.:
strong cloth[/ex]
11) firm or unfaltering under trial:
strong faith[/ex]
12) fervent; zealous; thoroughgoing:
a strong liberal[/ex]
13) strenuous or energetic; vigorous:
strong efforts[/ex]
14) moving or acting with force or vigor:
strong winds[/ex]
15) distinct or marked, as an impression or a resemblance
16) intense, as light or color
17) having a large proportion of the effective or essential properties or ingredients:
strong tea[/ex]
18) (of a beverage or food) containing much alcohol
19) having a high degree of flavor or odor:
strong cheese[/ex]
20) having an unpleasant or offensive flavor or odor
21) cvb (of language) offensive or severely critical
22) cvb of a designated number:
an army 20,000 strong[/ex]
23) bus characterized by steady or advancing prices:
a strong market[/ex]
24) gram. (of verbs in Germanic languages) forming the past tense and usu. the past participle by a vowel change in the root, as sing, sang, sung; ride, rode, ridden
Compare weak 12)
25) phn (of a word or syllable) stressed
26) opt having great magnifying or refractive power:
a strong microscope[/ex]
27) in a strong manner
Etymology: bef. 900; (adj.) ME strang, strong, OE, c. OS strang, ON strangr; akin to string strong′ish, adj. strong′ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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