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Strength

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.
All his [Samson's] strength in his hairs were.
- Chaucer.
Thou must outlive
Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty.
- Milton.
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 frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like.
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.
God is our refuge and strength.
- Ps. xlvi. 1.
What they boded would be a mischief to us, you are providing shall be one of our principal strengths.
- Sprat.
Certainly there is not a greater strength against temptation.
- Jer. Taylor.
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.
And praise the easy vigor of a life
Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join.
- Pope.
8.Intensity; - said of light or color.
Bright Phœbus in his strength.
- Shak.
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.
On the strength of
in reliance upon.
- Addison.
v. t.1.To strengthen.
Noun1.strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
Antonyms:
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"
Synonyms: forcefulness, force
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"
Synonyms: persuasiveness
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"
Antonyms:
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"
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