Meaning of STRENGTH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈstreŋ(k)th, ˈstren(t)th ]


( plural strengths ˈstreŋ(k)ths, ˈstren(t)ths, ˈstreŋks)

Etymology: Middle English strengthe, from Old English strengthu; akin to Old High German strengi strong — more at strong

Date: before 12th century

1. : the quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance

2. : power to resist force : solidity , toughness

3. : power of resisting attack : impregnability


a. : legal, logical, or moral force

b. : a strong attribute or inherent asset

the strength s and the weaknesses of the book are evident


a. : degree of potency of effect or of concentration

chili peppers in varying strength s

b. : intensity of light, color, sound, or odor

c. : vigor of expression

6. : force as measured in numbers : effective numbers of any body or organization

an army at full strength

7. : one regarded as embodying or affording force or firmness : support

you are my love and my strength

8. : maintenance of or a rising tendency in a price level : firmness of prices

the strength of the dollar

9. : basis — used in the phrase on the strength of

Synonyms: see power

- from strength to strength

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.