Meaning of STRENGTH in English

STRENGTH

[ strɛŋθ , strɛŋkθ ]

■ noun

1》 the quality or state of being strong.

2》 a good or beneficial quality or attribute.

↘ literary a source of mental or emotional support.

3》 the number of people comprising a group.

↘a full complement of people: below ~.

Phrases

go from ~ to ~ progress with increasing success.

in ~ in large numbers.

on the ~ of on the basis or with the justification of.

the ~ of chiefly Austral./NZ the meaning of; the truth about.

tower (or pillar ) of ~ a person who can be relied upon to support and comfort others.

Derivatives

~less adjective

Origin

OE ~u , from the Gmc base of strong .

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