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Strong (superl.) Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.
Strong (superl.) Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.
Strong (superl.) Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town.
Strong (superl.) Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
Strong (superl.) Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.
Strong (superl.) Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.
Strong (superl.) Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide.
Strong (superl.) Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language.
Strong (superl.) Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.
Strong (superl.) Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee.
Strong (superl.) Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.
Strong (superl.) Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.
Strong (superl.) Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.
Strong (superl.) Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.
Strong (superl.) Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
Strong (superl.) Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination.
Strong (superl.) Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.
Strong (superl.) Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.
Strong (superl.) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the addition of -en (with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak.
Strong (superl.) Applied to forms in Anglo-Saxon, etc., which retain the old declensional endings. In the Teutonic languages the vowel stems have held the original endings most firmly, and are called strong; the stems in -n are called weak other constant stems conform, or are irregular.