[ UK /stɹˈɒŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈstɹɔŋ/ ]
  1. not faint or feeble
    a strong odor of burning rubber
  2. being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
    hard liquor
  3. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    a secure telephone connection
    fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
    an impregnable fortress
  4. of good quality and condition; solidly built
    a solid foundation
    several substantial timber buildings
  5. strong and sure
    a firm grasp
    gave a strong pull on the rope
  6. having or wielding force or authority
    providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons
  7. of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
    `sing' is a strong verb
  8. freshly made or left
    a warm trail
    the scent is warm
  9. having strength or power greater than average or expected
    strong medicine
    a strong radio signal
    a strong man
  10. having a strong physiological or chemical effect
    a stiff drink
    a potent toxin
    potent liquor
    a potent cup of tea
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How To Use strong In A Sentence

  • The only seriously bad bit is that you become less agile and less strong. Times, Sunday Times
  • The overseer, a great strong man, cracking his "blacksnake" from time to time, to enforce authority, excited our strong indignation. 'Three Score Years and Ten' Life-Long Memories of Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and Other Parts of the West
  • An empty plastic 2 litre bottle is tied to a rock, or bag of stones with strong twine or string.
  • They are also less likely to get support from strong religious or spiritual beliefs.
  • Most pseudocheirids have a strongly prehensile tail (weakly so in the great glider and rock ringtail).
  • Several other recent transfers have been accompanied by a strong whiff of controversy.
  • Only a very strong, perhaps only a globally dominant, power can sustain informal empire in the long run.
  • Therefore, if the vaccine afforded protection for life, there would be a very strong argument in favor of universal vaccination - no chicken pox and no shingles.
  • They are not people who crumble at the first sign of a strong opinion. Times, Sunday Times
  • Before one embarks on this high flying experience, the organisers supply a crash helmet, and a safety waist belt which is securely tied with a long and strong rope to the huge multi-coloured parasail.
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