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Meaning & Definition of Strength in English

English

Strength

/strɛŋkθ/

noun

1. The property of being physically or mentally strong

  • "Fatigue sapped his strength"
    synonym:
  • strength

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • military capability
  • ,
  • military strength
  • ,
  • strength
  • ,
  • military posture
  • ,
  • posture

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • force
  • ,
  • forcefulness
  • ,
  • strength

4. An asset of special worth or utility

  • "Cooking is his forte"
    synonym:
  • forte
  • ,
  • strong suit
  • ,
  • long suit
  • ,
  • metier
  • ,
  • specialty
  • ,
  • speciality
  • ,
  • strong point
  • ,
  • strength

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • persuasiveness
  • ,
  • strength

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • intensity
  • ,
  • strength
  • ,
  • intensity level

7. Capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

  • "The toxin's potency"
  • "The strength of the drinks"
    synonym:
  • potency
  • ,
  • effectiveness
  • ,
  • strength

8. The condition of financial success

  • "The strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"
    synonym:
  • strength

9. Permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

  • "They advertised the durability of their products"
    synonym:
  • lastingness
  • ,
  • durability
  • ,
  • enduringness
  • ,
  • strength

Examples of using

I didn't have the strength or resolution to argue with Tom.
We had to count on our strength only.
I don't have the physical strength to move.