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Definition 1: the property of being physically or mentally strong - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fatigue sapped his strength

(strength is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of strength ) the property of being invulnerable; the property of being incapable of being hurt (physically or emotionally)

(... is a kind of strength ) the power to withstand hardship or stress

"the marathon tests a runner's endurance"

(... is a kind of strength ) the property being difficult or impossible to defeat

(... is a kind of strength ) the muscle tone of healthy tissue

"his muscular firmness"

(... is a kind of strength ) the property of something that is strongly built

(... is a kind of strength ) the property of being strong and resolute

(... is a kind of strength ) the property of being big and strong

(... is a kind of strength ) a place of especial strength

(... is a kind of strength ) possessing muscular strength

(... is a kind of strength ) physical strength

(... is a kind of strength ) active strength of body or mind

(... is a kind of strength ) the property of being strong and healthy in constitution

(... are attributes of strength) exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

"a delicate violin passage" "delicate china" "a delicate flavor" "the delicate wing of a butterfly"

(... are attributes of strength) sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring

"with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

(... are attributes of strength) having strength or power greater than average or expected

"a strong radio signal" "strong medicine" "a strong man"

(... are attributes of strength) wanting in physical strength

"a weak pillar"

Definition 2: an asset of special worth or utility - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cooking is his forte

Synonyms for strength in the sense of this definition

(strength is a kind of ...) a useful or valuable quality

(... is a kind of strength ) a special ability to make plants grow

Definition 3: permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they advertised the durability of their products

Synonyms for strength in the sense of this definition

(strength is a kind of ...) the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration

(... is a kind of strength ) the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart

(... is a kind of strength ) the strength to resist destruction

(... is a kind of strength ) the property of a continuous and connected period of time

(... is a kind of strength ) the property of remaining unchanged

(... is a kind of strength ) the property of lasting forever

Definition 4: the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
  • they measured the station's signal strength

Synonyms for strength in the sense of this definition

(strength is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

(... is a kind of strength ) the strength of a radio wave picked up by a radio telescope

(... is a kind of strength ) the intensity level that is just barely perceptible

(... is a kind of strength ) the vector sum of all the forces exerted by an electrical or magnetic field (on a unit mass or unit charge or unit magnetic pole) at a given point in the field

(... is a kind of strength ) luminous intensity measured in candelas

(... is a kind of strength ) the physical intensity of sound

(... is a kind of strength ) half the maximum intensity

Definition 5: capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we faced an army of great strength
  • politicians have neglected our military posture

Synonyms for strength in the sense of this definition

(strength is a kind of ...) the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

"he worked to the limits of his capability"

(... is a kind of strength ) naval strength

(... is a kind of strength ) (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target

(strength belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 6: physical energy or intensity - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for strength in the sense of this definition

(strength is a kind of ...) high level or degree; the property of being intense

(... is a kind of strength ) main force of a blow etc

"bore the brunt of the attack"

(... is a kind of strength ) an impelling force or strength

"the car's momentum carried it off the road"

(... is a kind of strength ) forceful exertion

"he plays tennis with great energy" "he's full of zip"

Definition 7: capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the toxin's potency
  • the strength of the drinks

Synonyms for strength in the sense of this definition

(strength is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... are attributes of strength) having a strong physiological or chemical effect

"a potent toxin" "potent liquor" "a potent cup of tea" "a stiff drink"

(... are attributes of strength) lacking power or ability

"Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent" "felt impotent rage"

Definition 8: 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 - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the strength of his argument settled the matter

Synonyms for strength in the sense of this definition

(strength is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... is a kind of strength ) the power of argument or evidence to cause belief

Definition 9: the condition of financial success - [noun denoting state]

Samples where strength or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks

(strength is a kind of ...) the condition of prospering; having good fortune

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