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Definition of Strength


  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 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.
  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.
  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.
  11. To strengthen.
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Strength Translations

strength in Afrikaans is krag, mag
strength in Danish is kraft
strength in Dutch is sterkte
strength in French is force, grosseur
strength in Italian is forza, vigoria
strength in Latin is vis vires (pl.)
strength in Spanish is fuerza, almidon
strength in Swedish is kraft, styrka