Webster 1913 Edition
Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.
That our oxen may be
Ps. cxliv. 14.
strongto greater strength must yield.
Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust;
Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken;
strongfortress or town.
Having great military or naval force; powerful;
strongarmy or fleet; a nation
Having great wealth, means, or resources;
stronghouse, or company of merchants
Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers;
as, an army ten thousand.
Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous;
strongcurrent of water or wind; the wind was
strongfrom the northeast; a
Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent;
Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged;
strongWhig or Tory.
Her mother, ever
strongagainst that match.
Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree;
strongpowder or tincture; a
strongtea or coffee.
Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating;
Affecting any sense powerfully;
stronglight, colors, etc.; a
strongflavor of onions; a
Heb. v. 12.
Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered;
Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
He had offered up prayers and supplications with
strongcrying and tears.
Heb. v. 7.
Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty;
as, a man of a.
strongmind, memory, judgment, or imagination
strongerin prophecy than in criticism.
Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.
Like her sweet voice is thy harmonious song,
As high, as sweet, as easy, and as
As high, as sweet, as easy, and as
Tending to higher prices; rising;
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
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.
F. A. March.
the conjugation of a strong verb; – called also
old conjugation, or
irregular conjugation, and distinguished from the
☞ Strong is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, strong-backed, strong-based, strong-bodied, strong-colored, strong-fisted, strong-handed, strong-ribbed, strong-smelling, strong-voiced, etc.
Syn. – Vigorous; powerful; stout; solid; firm; hardy; muscular; forcible; cogent; valid. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Having physical active power, or great physical power; having the power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous. A patient is recovering from sickness, but is not yet strong enough to walk. A strong man will lift twice his own weight.
That our oxen may be strong to labor. Psalm 144.
Orses the strong to greater strength must yield.
2.Having physical passive power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; solid; as a constitution strong enough to bear the fatigues of a campaign.
3.Well fortified; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as a strong fortress or town.
4.Having great military or naval force; powerful; as a strong army or fleet; a strong nation; a nation strong at sea.
5.Having great wealth, means or resources; as a strong house or company of merchants.
6.Moving with rapidity; violent; forcible; impetuous; as a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; we had a strong tide against us.
7.Hale; sound; robust; as a strong constitution.
8.Powerful; forcible; cogent; adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; as a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example or instance. He used strong language.
9.Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as a strong partisan; a strong whig or tory.
Her mother, ever strong against that match--
10.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; strong coffee.
11.Full of spirit; intoxicating; as strong liquors.
12.Affecting the sight forcibly; as strong colors.
13.Affecting the taste forcibly; as the strong flavor of onions.
14.Affecting the smell powerfully; as a strong scent.
15.Not of easy digestion; solid; as strong meat. Hebrews 5.
16.Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as a custom grown strong by time.
17.Violent; vehement; earnest.
Who in the day of his flesh, when he offered up prayers with strong crying and tears-- Hebrews 5.
18.Able; furnished with abilities.
I was stronger in prophecy than in criticism.
19.Having great force of mind, of intellect or of any faculty; as a man of strong powers of mind; a man of a strong mind or intellect; a man of strong memory, judgment or imagination.
20.Having great force; comprising much in few words.
Like her sweet voice is thy harmonious song, as high, as sweet, as easy and as strong.
21.Bright; glaring; vivid; as a strong light.
22.Powerful to the extent of force named; as an army ten thousand strong.