Strength - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |streŋθ|  American pronunciation of the word strength
Brit.  |strɛŋθ|  British pronunciation of the word strength
- the property of being physically or mentally strong
- capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war (syn: posture)
- physical energy or intensity (syn: force, forcefulness)
- an asset of special worth or utility (syn: forte, metier, speciality, specialty)
- the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty (syn: persuasiveness)
- the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation) (syn: intensity)
- capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects (syn: effectiveness, potency)
- the condition of financial success
- permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force (syn: durability)

Examples

I was impressed by his strength.

She's doing exercises to build up the strength in her legs.

Don't work too hard. You need to conserve your strength for tomorrow.

Pull-ups increase upper body strength.

Working on a farm requires a lot of physical strength.

the strength and durability of the material

I pray that I'll have the strength to do what I have to do.

His determination shows real strength of character.

Her inner strength is an inspiration to us all.

Our staff was at full strength.

It is now five officers below strength.

She didn't even have the strength to stand up.

I'm trying to build up my strength.

Jo hit him with all her strength.

He never ceased to be amazed by her physical strength.

Word forms

noun
singular: strength
plural: strengths
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