AskDefine | Define strong

Dictionary Definition

strong adj
1 having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man" [ant: weak]
2 used of syllables or musical beats [syn: accented, heavy]
3 not faint or feeble; "a strong odor of burning rubber"
4 having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons" [syn: potent]
5 having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea" [syn: potent] [ant: impotent]
6 able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable" [syn: impregnable, inviolable, secure, unassailable, unattackable]
7 of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings" [syn: solid, substantial]
8 of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`sing' is a strong verb"
9 having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor" [syn: hard]
10 freshly made or left; "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm" [syn: warm]
11 strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope" [syn: firm] [also: strongest, stronger]

User Contributed Dictionary



From < strang.


  • (UK) , /stɹɒŋ/, /strQN/
  • (US) , /stɹɑŋ/, /strAN/
  • Rhymes: -ɒŋ


en-adj er
  1. capable of producing great physical force.
    a strong man
  2. capable of withstanding great physical force
    a strong foundation
  3. determined, unyielding
    He is strong in the face of adversity.
  4. highly stimulating to the senses
    a strong light
    a strong taste
  5. having an offensive or intense odor or flavor
    a strong smell
  6. having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient
    a strong cup of coffee
    a strong medicine
  7. having a high alcoholic content
    a strong drink
  8. irregular
    a strong verb
  9. not easily subdued or taken
    a strong position
  10. impressive, good
    You’re working with troubled youth in your off time? That’s strong!


capable of producing great physical force
capable of withstanding great physical force
determined, unyielding
highly stimulating to the senses
  • Dutch: sterk, krachtig
  • Finnish: vahva, voimakas
  • French: fort
  • Japanese: 強い, 強烈な
  • Korean: 세다 (seda)
  • Kurdish:
  • Portuguese: forte
  • Russian: резкий
  • Swedish: mustig, stark
having an offensive or intense odor or flavor
  • Dutch: sterk, krachtig
  • Finnish: voimakas, väkevä
  • French: fort
  • Japanese: 強烈な
  • Korean: 짙다 (jitda)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: به‌قوه‌ت, که‌سکوون
  • Portuguese: forte
  • Russian: резкий (r'ézkij), яркий (járkij) color
  • Swedish: frän, stark, skarp
having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient
having a high alcoholic content
grammar: irregular
military: not easily subdued or taken
  • Dutch: sterk
  • Finnish: vahva
  • French: fort
  • Japanese: 強い, 強力な
  • Korean: 굳세다 (gutseda)
  • Russian: мощный (móšnyj)
  • Swedish: stark
  • Dutch: sterk, kras
  • Finnish: siisti
  • Japanese: 強烈な

See also


  1. in a strong manner


in a strong manner

Tok Pisin


  1. Capable of producing great physical force; strong.
  2. Capable of withstanding great physical force; strong.
  3. Determined, unyielding.

Extensive Definition

Strong may refer to:

Signal Detection and Perception

Famous people

Strong (surname)

Strong (descriptive name)

Strong (given name)

  • Strong Vincent (1837-1863), Union general during the American Civil War, killed at the Battle of Gettysburg

Fictional persons

  • Ale the Strong, character in Norse mythology
  • Strong Bad, character in the fictional world of Homestar Runner
  • Strong Mad, character in the fictional world of Homestar Runner
  • Strong Sad, character in the fictional world of Homestar Runner
  • Tom Strong, character in a comic book series for America’s Best Comics
  • Captain Strong, a character in the video game EarthBound.


strong in German: Strong
strong in French: Strong
strong in Volapük: Strong

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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