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Main Entry: strong
Inflected Form(s): strong·er /str-gr/; strong·est /str-gst/ 1: having or marked by great physical power : ROBUST 2: having moral or mental power 3: having great resources (as of wealth) 4: of a specified number <an army ten thousand strong> 5: being great or striking <a strong resemblance> 6: FORCEFUL, COGENT <strong arguments> 7: not mild or weak : having much of some quality <strong coffee> <strong acid> <strong glasses> 8: moving with rapidity or force <strong wind> 9: ENTHUSIASTIC, ZEALOUS <a strong believer in peace> 10: not easily captured or overcome <a strong fort> 11: well established : FIRM <strong traditions> 12: having a disgusting or powerful odor or flavor : RANK 13: of, relating to, or being a verb that forms the past tense by a change in the root vowel and the past participle usually by the addition of -en with or without change of the root vowel (as strive, strove, striven or drink, drank, drunk) - strongadverb - strong·ly /str-l/ adverb synonymsSTRONG, STURDY, TOUGH mean showing the power to hold out against opposing force. STRONG suggests great power of body or material <a strong person is needed to lift that> <a strong rope for pulling heavy loads>. STURDY suggests the ability to endure pressure or hard use <a sturdy table>. TOUGH suggests firmness and elasticity in a thing <a tough fabric that will last many years> or energetic hardiness or determination in a person <a tough opponent>.