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Main Entry: strong
Pronunciation: primarystressstrodoteng
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): strong·er /primarystressstrodoteng-gschwar/; strong·est /primarystressstrodoteng-gschwast/
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)
- strong adverb
- strong·ly /primarystressstrodoteng-lemacron/ adverb
synonyms STRONG, 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>.

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