AskDefine | Define strength

Dictionary Definition



1 the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength" [ant: weakness]
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" [syn: military capability, military 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" [syn: force, forcefulness]
4 an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte" [syn: forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point] [ant: weak point]
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" [syn: persuasiveness] [ant: unpersuasiveness]
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" [syn: intensity, intensity level]
7 capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks" [syn: potency, effectiveness]
8 the condition of financial success; "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks" [ant: weakness]
9 permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products" [syn: lastingness, durability, enduringness]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈstɹɛŋθ/




  1. The quality of being strong.
  2. The intensity of a force or power; potency.
  3. The strongest part of something.


quality of being strong

Extensive Definition

Strength may refer to:
Physical ability:
Conflict between persons or groups: Politics : Physics:
Musical works:
Strength may also refer to:
strength in Danish: Kulhydrat#Stivelse
strength in German: Stärke (Begriffsklärung)
strength in Polish: Wytrzymałość
strength in Swedish: Styrka
strength in Yiddish: שטארקייט
strength in Chinese: 強度

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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