Meaning of STRENGTH in English

STRENGTH

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.

Derivatives:

strengthless adj.

Etymology: OE strengthu f. Gmc (as STRONG)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.