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English noun: strength

1. strength (attribute) the property of being physically or mentally strong

SamplesFatigue sapped his strength.

Broader (hypernym)property

Narrower (hyponym)brawn, brawniness, dynamism, endurance, firmness, good part, hardiness, heartiness, heftiness, huskiness, indomitability, invincibility, invulnerability, lustiness, might, mightiness, muscle, muscularity, power, robustness, ruggedness, sinew, soundness, stalwartness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness, validity, vigor, vigour

Attributedelicate, rugged, strong, weak


2. strength (attribute) capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war

SamplesWe faced an army of great strength.
Politicians have neglected our military posture.

Synonymsmilitary capability, military posture, military strength, posture

Broader (hypernym)capability, capableness

Narrower (hyponym)firepower, sea power

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. strength (attribute) physical energy or intensity

SamplesHe hit with all the force he could muster.
It was destroyed by the strength of the gale.
A government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man.

Synonymsforce, forcefulness

Broader (hypernym)intensity, intensiveness

Narrower (hyponym)brunt, energy, impulse, momentum, vigor, vigour, zip

4. strength (attribute) an asset of special worth or utility

SamplesCooking is his forte.

Synonymsforte, long suit, metier, speciality, specialty, strong point, strong suit

Broader (hypernym)asset, plus

Narrower (hyponym)green fingers, green thumb

Antonymsweak point

5. strength (attribute) 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

SamplesThe strength of his argument settled the matter.


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness

Narrower (hyponym)convincingness


6. strength (attribute) the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)

SamplesHe adjusted the intensity of the sound.
They measured the station's signal strength.

Synonymsintensity, intensity level

Broader (hypernym)magnitude

Narrower (hyponym)acoustic power, candlepower, field intensity, field strength, half-intensity, light intensity, radio brightness, sound pressure level, threshold level

7. strength (attribute) capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

SamplesThe toxin's potency.
The strength of the drinks.

Synonymseffectiveness, potency

Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness

Attributeimpotent, potent, stiff, strong

8. strength (state) the condition of financial success

SamplesThe strength of the company's stock in recent weeks.

Broader (hypernym)prosperity, successfulness


9. strength (attribute) permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

SamplesThey advertised the durability of their products.

Synonymsdurability, enduringness, lastingness

Broader (hypernym)permanence, permanency

Narrower (hyponym)changelessness, continuity, everlastingness, indestructibility, persistence, tensile strength

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