n.1 the state of being strong; the degree or respect in which a person or thing is strong.
2 a a person or thing affording strength or support. b an attribute making for strength of character (patience is your great strength).
3 the number of persons present or available.
4 a full complement (below strength).
Phrases and idioms:
from strength from a strong position. from strength to strength with ever-increasing success. in strength in large numbers. on the strength of relying on; on the basis of. the strength of the essence or main features of.
Etymology: OE strengthu f. Gmc (as STRONG)