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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strong  \Strong\,  a.  [Compar.  {Stronger};  superl.  {Strongest}.] 
  [AS.  strang,  strong;  akin  to  D.  &  G.  streng  strict,  rigorous, 
  OHG.  strengi  strong,  brave,  harsh,  Icel.  strangr  strong, 
  severe,  Dan.  streng,  Sw  str["a]ng  strict,  severe.  Cf 
  {Strength},  {Stretch},  {String}.] 
  1.  Having  active  physical  power,  or  great  physical  power  to 
  act  having  a  power  of  exerting  great  bodily  force; 
  That  our  oxen  may  be  strong  to  labor.  --Ps.  cxliv 
  Orses  the  strong  to  greater  strength  must  yield. 
  2.  Having  passive  physical  power;  having  ability  to  bear  or 
  endure;  firm;  hale;  sound;  robust;  as  a  strong 
  constitution;  strong  health. 
  3.  Solid;  tough;  not  easily  broken  or  injured;  able  to 
  withstand  violence;  able  to  sustain  attacks;  not  easily 
  subdued  or  taken  as  a  strong  beam;  a  strong  rock;  a 
  strong  fortress  or  town. 
  4.  Having  great  military  or  naval  force;  powerful;  as  a 
  strong  army  or  fleet;  a  nation  strong  at  sea. 
  5.  Having  great  wealth,  means  or  resources;  as  a  strong 
  house,  or  company  of  merchants. 
  6.  Reaching  a  certain  degree  or  limit  in  respect  to  strength 
  or  numbers;  as  an  army  ten  thousand  strong. 
  7.  Moving  with  rapidity  or  force;  violent;  forcible; 
  impetuous;  as  a  strong  current  of  water  or  wind;  the  wind 
  was  strong  from  the  northeast;  a  strong  tide. 
  8.  Adapted  to  make  a  deep  or  effectual  impression  on  the  mind 
  or  imagination;  striking  or  superior  of  the  kind 
  powerful;  forcible;  cogent;  as  a  strong  argument;  strong 
  reasons;  strong  evidence;  a  strong  example;  strong 
  9.  Ardent;  eager;  zealous;  earnestly  engaged;  as  a  strong 
  partisan;  a  strong  Whig  or  Tory. 
  Her  mother,  ever  strong  against  that  match.  --Shak. 
  10.  Having  virtues  of  great  efficacy;  or  having  a  particular 
  quality  in  a  great  degree;  as  a  strong  powder  or 
  tincture;  a  strong  decoction;  strong  tea  or  coffee. 
  11.  Full  of  spirit;  containing  a  large  proportion  of  alcohol; 
  intoxicating;  as  strong  liquors. 
  12.  Affecting  any  sense  powerfully;  as  strong  light,  colors, 
  etc.;  a  strong  flavor  of  onions;  a  strong  scent. 
  13.  Solid;  nourishing;  as  strong  meat.  --Heb.  v.  12. 
  14.  Well  established;  firm;  not  easily  overthrown  or  altered; 
  as  a  strong  custom;  a  strong  belief. 
  15.  Violent;  vehement;  earnest;  ardent. 
  He  had  offered  up  prayers  and  supplications  with 
  strong  crying  and  tears.  --Heb.  v.  7. 
  16.  Having  great  force,  vigor,  power,  or  the  like  as  the 
  mind,  intellect,  or  any  faculty;  as  a  man  of  a  strong 
  mind,  memory,  judgment,  or  imagination. 
  I  was  stronger  in  prophecy  than  in  criticism. 
  17.  Vigorous;  effective;  forcible;  powerful. 
  Like  her  sweet  voice  is  thy  harmonious  song,  As 
  high,  as  sweet,  as  easy,  and  as  strong.  --E.  Smith. 
  18.  (Stock  Exchange)  Tending  to  higher  prices;  rising;  as  a 
  strong  market. 
  19.  (Gram.) 
  a  Pertaining  to  or  designating,  a  verb  which  forms  its 
  preterit  (imperfect)  by  a  variation  in  the  root 
  vowel,  and  the  past  participle  (usually)  by  the 
  addition  of  -en  (with  or  without  a  change  of  the  root 
  vowel);  as  in  the  verbs  strive,  strove,  striven; 
  break,  broke,  broken;  drink,  drank,  drunk.  Opposed  to 
  weak,  or  regular.  See  {Weak}. 
  b  Applied  to  forms  in  Anglo-Saxon,  etc.,  which  retain 
  the  old  declensional  endings.  In  the  Teutonic 
  languages  the  vowel  stems  have  held  the  original 
  endings  most  firmly,  and  are  called  strong;  the  stems 
  in  -n  are  called  weak  other  constant  stems  conform, 
  or  are  irregular.  --F.  A.  March. 
  {Strong  conjugation}  (Gram.),  the  conjugation  of  a  strong 
  verb  --  called  also  {old,  or  irregular,  conjugation},  and 
  distinguished  from  the  {weak,  or  regular,  conjugation}. 
  Note:  Strong  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of 
  self-explaining  compounds;  as  strong-backed, 
  strong-based,  strong-bodied,  strong-colored, 
  strong-fisted,  strong-handed,  strong-ribbed, 
  strong-smelling,  strong-voiced,  etc 
  Syn:  Vigorous;  powerful;  stout;  solid;  firm;  hardy;  muscular; 
  forcible;  cogent;  valid.  See  {Robust}. 

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