Definition of strength
What does the word strength mean?
part of speech: noun
Being STRONG, degree in which person or thing is strong, (the s. of a man, rope, beam, fortress, current, argument, fleet; the s. of wine, acid, tea, evidence; s. of body, mind, will, memory, judgment; his s. is in endurance; has the s. of a horse, is as strong; has not the s. to lift a cup, walk upstairs; that is beyond human, too much for my, s.; MEASURE one\'s s. with; on the s. of, encouraged by or relying on or arguing from, as I did it on the s. of your promise); what makes strong (God is our s.; his s. is patience); proportion of whole number present (were there in great, full, s.); (Mil.) on the s., on the muster-roll (was taken, is, on the s.). Hence strengthless a. [old English]