|n.||1.||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.||Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; - in this sense opposed to |
|3.||Power of resisting attacks; impregnability.|
|4.||That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.|
|5.||One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.|
What they boded would be a mischief to us, you are providing shall be one of our principal strengths.
|6.||Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?|
|7.||Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; - said of literary work.|
|8.||Intensity; - said of light or color.|
Bright Phbus in his strength.
|9.||Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; - said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.|
|10.||A strong place; a stronghold.|
|v. t.||1.||To strengthen.|
|Noun||1.||strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"|
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
|2.||strength - capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war; "we faced an army of great strength"; "politicians have neglected our military posture"|
|3.||strength - physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"|
|4.||strength - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"|
|5.||strength - 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"|
|6.||strength - the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation); "he adjusted the intensity of the sound"; "they measured the station's signal strength"|
|7.||strength - capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"|
|8.||strength - the condition of financial success; "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"|
weakness - the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
|9.||strength - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"|