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Strength appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jump by vow of quick, lazy strength in Oxford. (36 letters)
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun strength:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun strength and its most common antonym:


Fun fact! "Strengths" is the longest word in English with just one vowel.

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Definition of the noun strength

What does strength mean as a name of something?

Strength is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: strengths

  1. the property of being physically or mentally strong
  2. capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
  3. physical energy or intensity
  4. an asset of special worth or utility
  5. the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty
    • example: the strength of his argument settled the matter
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of strength: persuasiveness
    • more generic words: power / powerfulness = possession of controlling influence
    • more specific word: convincingness = the power of argument or evidence to cause belief
  6. the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
  7. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
  8. the condition of financial success
    • example: the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • antonym: weakness
    • more generic words: prosperity / successfulness = the condition of prospering
  9. permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

Alternative definition of the noun strength


  1. The quality of being strong.
  2. The intensity of a force or power; potency.
  3. The strongest part of something.
  4. A positive attribute.

Specialised definition of the noun strength

Glossary of sports

ability of a muscle or muscle group to exert force against a resistance; usually measured as one maximal effort (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

the fact of being strong (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

fundamental term of physics, a directed physical quantity (a vector), which represents the cause of changes in movement (accelerations) or form (deformation) of an object (also of the human body). Force is defined as the product of mass and acceleration. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

in sport, term (besides endurance, speed, flexibility) for one of the motor characteristics that are connected to condition. It is a prerequisite for moving different masses with varying velocities, for moving the own body (e.g. in the high-jump), an opponent (e.g. in judo), or an object (e.g. in the discus throw). Strength is required to move a mass against a resistance. The force applied - and thereby the strength required - in sport movements depends on external resistance, duration of the competition, movement velocity, working angle, movement rhythm, and the number, functioning and state of the involved muscles. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb strength

What does strength mean as a doing word?


  1. [obsolete] To give strength to; to strengthen. [definition 12th-17th c.]


"Strength" a.k.a. "Dum" is a Bollywood action film directed by E. Nivas and produced by Ali and Karim Morani. The film stars Vivek Oberoi, Diya Mirza, Govind Namdeo and Atul Kulkarni in lead roles. Sushant Singh, Mukesh Rishi and Sheeba have important supporting roles. The film's music was penned by Sandeep Chowta, which's banner is Sony Music Studios. It is a remake of Tamil hit Dhill.

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  1. "Strength" is the second studio album by American rock band Enuff Z'nuff. The band had positive momentum at the time of the album's release, including an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as Rolling Stone Magazine calling them "The Hot Band Of 1991." Although Strength quickly entered the British charts at #56, the album only peaked at a quiet #143 in the United States. Despite selling fewer copies than their debut record, the album is often seen as a fan favorite of the band's releases. The song "Time To Let You Go" would later be covered by both The Wildhearts and Paul Gilbert.
  2. "Strength" is the second studio album from The Alarm. It was released in 1985 on IRS Records. The single "Strength" was released before the album, reaching No.40 in the UK singles chart. This was followed after the album release by "Spirit of '76", which reached No.22 and saw the band on Top of the Pops and various other TV stations. Finally, "Knife Edge" was released, just failing to reach the Top 40.
  3. "Strength" is a musical album of Exos.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  4. "Strength" is a musical album of The Violet Burning.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  5. "Strength" is a musical album of Gil Parris.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "Strength" is a musical single of L-Wiz.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  7. "STRENGTH" is a musical album of Radio Eris.
    • released on (12 years ago)


  1. Strength is a disco-rock band from Portland, Oregon, made up of Bailey Winters, John Zeigler, and Patrick Morris. Their 2006 debut album, Going Strong, on Community Disco, was produced and recorded by Chris Anderson at Animal Kingdom, and mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange.
  2. Strength was a Japanese hardcore band formed in Sendai, Japan. They played not only in their hometown Sendai but also in numerous places such as Tokyo and Osaka. They are known as one of the earliest bands who formed basis of the Sendai hardcore Merauder.
    • members:
      • Aniki (Vocals) between and (7 years)
      • YOU (Electric guitar) between and (4 years)
      • Keiji (Electric guitar) between and (4 years)
      • Tadano (Drums) between and (4 years)
      • Shuichi (Electric guitar) between and (3 years)
      • Yusuke (Bass guitar) between and (3 years)
      • Daiju (Drums) between and (3 years)
      • Katsu (Bass guitar) between and (7 years)
    • genre: Hardcore punk
    • albums: "Till Death Do Us Part", "Life Is Pain"

There are other groups with in their name, like Inner Strength, Chain of Strength, Strength Approach, Strength In Numbers, Strength Through Joy and Strength for a Reason.


  1. Strength is a Major Arcana Tarot card, and is numbered either XI or VIII, depending on the deck. Historically it was called Fortitude, and in the Thoth Tarot deck it is called Lust. This card is used in game playing as well as in divination.
  2. Strength: In explosive materials, strength is the parameter determining the ability of the explosive to move the surrounding material. It is related to the total gas yield of the reaction, and the amount of heat produced. Cf. brisance.
  3. Strength: The relative strength of two systems of formal logic can be defined via model theory. Specifically, a logic is said to be as strong as a logic if every elementary class in is an elementary class in .
  4. The strength of the constituent chemical compounds in this drug formulation. For drug formulations that have multiple active chemical compounds, multiple strengths should be specified, one for each active chemical compound.

Phrases with Strength

Phrases ending with the word Strength:

  1. full-strength
  2. Peel Strength
  3. field strength
  4. Shear strength
  5. Feat of Strength
  6. tensile strength
  7. military strength
  8. tower of strength
  9. pillar of strength
  10. Industrial Strength
  11. industrial-strength
  12. Compressive strength
  13. magnetic field strength
  14. In Unity There Is Strength
  15. go from strength to strength

Other phrases containing the word Strength:

  1. field strength unit
  2. high-strength brass

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Strength

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Google previewHandbook on engineering (1902)

The practical care and management of dynamos, motors, boilers, engines, pumps, inspirators and injectors, refrigerating machinery, hydraulic elevators ... air compressors ... and all branches of steam engineering by Henry Charles Tulley

Strength is the resistance which a body ...

Google previewSpacing and the Delay-retention Effect: An Alternative ...

The decrement function for retrieval strength is a mirror of the increment function. ... Conversely, the higher the current retrieval strength is, the larger the decrement (Bjork &; Bjork, 1992).

Google previewWelding (2004)

Principles and Applications by Larry F. Jeffus

All rails used as tracks must have good mechanical properties, among them the following: □ Tensile strength refers to the property of a rail to resist forces...

Yield strength is the amount of strain needed to permanently deform a test specimen.

Ultimate strength is a measure of the psi (kPa) load that breaks a specimen.

Google previewNational Lumberman (1915)

here strength is a matter of importance in the :tion of wood we have reached the point in an£ical study...

in handles, $ is and wagons, agricultural implements, or ever strength is an important matter. is some time ago the Forest Service deter.

Google previewFood Processing (2008)

Principles and Applications by J. Scott Smith, Y. H. Hui

Tensile strength is the maximum stress a polymer can sustain at its break point.

Impact strength is the resistance to breakage or rupture as a result of a sudden stress, while tensile strength is a measure of the resistance to breaking as a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Ultimate strength is the greatest stress that may be induced in a material before rupture or fracture occurs; it may be compressive, tensile, or shear. Compressive strength is the extent of the resistance of a material to fracture when subjected to ...

Google previewLaboratory Manual/Human Nutr 2 (1996)

by Dashmanb

Muscular strength is the force to execute a single effort, such as, throw a ball.

Isokinetic strength is a measure of maximal force that can be generated throughout the range of motion at constant speed, for example, arm strokes in swimming.

Google previewMoral Politics (2016)

How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Third Edition by George Lakoff

An important consequence of giving highest priority to the metaphor of Moral Strength is that it rules out any explanations in terms of social forces or social class.

Google previewKinn's The Medical Assistant - E-Book (2013)

An Applied Learning Approach by Deborah B. Proctor, Alexandra Patricia Adams

For liquids, the drug strength is an amount of solute, which is dissolved in a liquid called the solvent.

Amount = to give When the standard formula is used, the Available strength is the strength of the drug that is written on the medication label.

Google previewInvasive Species (2003)

Vectors And Management Strategies by James Carlton

Vector strength is the output of a meta-analysis of invasion pattern across vectors and time periods, analogous to that suggested for...

Vector strength is a key measure for invasion science, both alone and in combination with vector analysis .

Google previewCompanion Guide to Measurement and Evaluation for Kinesiology (2011)

by David Tomchuk

uscular strength is the body's (or body parts') ability to exert maximal effort, generally the amount of force a muscular group can produce for a single, maximum effort. Muscular strength tests are performed at slow speeds and require between 2 ...

Google previewAdobe Dreamweaver CS5 Bible (2010)

by Joseph Lowery

strength is any positive integer representing the number of pixels affected.

strength is a value from 0 to 100.

Google previewRoaming Free Inside the Cage (2009)

A Daoist Approach to the Enneagram and Spiritual Transformation by William M. Schafer Ph. D., William Schafer

Holy Strength refers to the abiding awareness of the ultimate harmony between receptive Love and active Hope. It is called Strength because it remains steadfast in the face of the inevitable tension experienced once the human mind perceives original energy divided into yin...

Holy Strength is the direct intuition of the mutual grounding of all these apparent opposites in one act of integrating presence.

Google previewOcean Structures (2017)

Construction, Materials, and Operations by Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, Arvind Kumar Jain

the material is the maximum strength a material can withstand, where tensile strength is a measurement of the resistance to being pulled apart when placed under tensile load. “Fatigue strength” is the ability of materials to resist stresses that ...

Google previewCongressional Record, V. 150, Pt. 3, February 26, 2004 to March 10, 2004

End strength is the number of personnel permitted to serve in the military.

Google previewHow to Prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering, FE/EIT Exam (2000)

by Masoud Olia, Armen S. Casparian

2% offset yield strength is the stress value, ob.2%v.v of the intersection of a line (called the offset) constructed...

Google previewIndustrial Plastics: Theory and Applications (2016)

by Erik Lokensgard

The tensile strength is the maximum force divided by the crosssectional area of the narrow section of the sample.

Google previewJim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, 2E (2014)

by Stoppani, Jim

Categories and Methods of Training Type of training Sample training methods Resistance training Hydraulic machines Pneumatic machines Isokinetic machines Body-weight training Sled dragging Parachute running Strength ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

By comparing Experiments 1 and 3, the strength appears proportional to the breadth. Experiments 3 and 4, show the strength proportional to the square of the depth. Experiments 1 and 5, show the strength nearly in the inverse proportion of ...

Google previewDelaware Composites Design Encyclopedia (1990)

Design Studies by University of Delawa

Strength prediction of any material under combined loading is risky. In particular, strength criteria cannot be connected to any governing fundamental principles; as a result, they are purely empirical in nature. The failure criteria that have been ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sports Performance (2011)

by Claude Bouchard, Eric P. Hoffman

STRENGTH. AND. POWER. PHENOTYPES. MARTINE. A.l.. THOMIS. Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Research Centre for Exercise and Health, ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

strep throat strength, shear, n 1. resistance to a tangential force. 2. resistance to a twisting motion. strength, tensile (ten′sl), n 1. resistance to a pulling force. 2. the amount of stress a material is able to withstand when being pulled lengthwise ...

Google previewSinhalese English Dictionary (1982)

by B. Clough

Q strength, cog auspi cious, excellent) name of a god or deity; it some times refers to Qcs>4e baladewa which see, alsc to Anantaya the chief of the serpent race; strong or robust man; tree, gymplocog racemosa. t, Balabhadra, g. young girl, ...

Google previewDictionary of Architectural and Building Technology (1998)

by Henry J. Cowan, Peter R. Smith, José Carlos Damski

limit design limiting strength The strength above which a material ceases to contribute to the ...

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Sign language

God is your shelton and strength / American Sign Language

Quotes about Strength

Strength beckons,
Strength bonds,
Strength comforts,
Strength weakens,
Love is strength,
Yet strength is___

10/04 (Richard Stilwell)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1E1N1G2T1H4

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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