[strɒŋ] or [strɔŋ]
(adj.) freshly made or left; 'a warm trail'; 'the scent is warm' .
(adj.) not faint or feeble; 'a strong odor of burning rubber' .
(adj.) of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; '`sing' is a strong verb' .
(adj.) having strength or power greater than average or expected; 'a strong radio signal'; 'strong medicine'; 'a strong man' .
(superl.) Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.
(superl.) Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
(superl.) Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.
(superl.) Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) 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 language.
(superl.) Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.
(superl.) Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.
(superl.) Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.
(superl.) Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.
(superl.) Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.
(superl.) Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) 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.
a. . Vigorous, robust, sturdy, athletic, brawny, sinewy, muscular, stalwart, Herculean, able-bodied, hale, healthy, hardy, stout.. Able, capable, efficient, mighty, potent, powerful, puissant.. Firm, solid, compact, impregnable, well fortified.. Energetic, active, vivid, intense.. Violent, impetuous, vehement.. Pungent, piquant, biting, sharp, racy, spicy, hot, peppery, high-seasoned, high-flavored.. Tenacious, tough, cohesive, resisting, stubborn.. Cogent, forcible, impressive, conclusive, persuasive.. Ardent, eager, zealous, hearty, earnest.. Alcoholic (in a high degree), intoxicating.
SYN:Powerful, vigorous, solid, secure, fortified, forcible, impetuous, hale,hearty, brawny, sinewy, sound, robust, cogent, influential, zealous, potent,pungent_muscular, hardy, stanch, tenacious
ANT:Powerless, weak, frail, insecure, defenceless, feeble, mild, calm, gentle,delicate, sickly, inefficacious, unsatisfactory, unconvincing, unimpressive,vapid, impotent, unavailing, lukewarm, debile, flaccid, nerveless, tender,moderate, indifferent
adj. firm: having physical power: hale healthy: able to endure: solid: well fortified: having wealth or resources: moving with rapidity: impetuous: earnest: having great vigour as the mind: forcible: energetic determined positive: affecting the senses as smell and taste forcibly offensive or intense in quality pungent: loud stentorian: hard indigestible: having a quality in a great degree: intoxicating rich in alcohol: bright: intense: well established firm steadily going upward without fluctuation: (gram.) inflecting by a change of radical vowel instead of by syllabic addition.—n. Strong′hold a place strong to hold out against attack: a fastness or fortified place: a fortress.—adj. Strong′-knit firmly jointed or compacted.—adv. Strong′ly.—adj. Strong′-mind′ed having a vigorous mind: unfeminine applied to women who unsex themselves to obtain the freedom of men.—ns. Strong′-mind′edness; Strong′-room a firmly secured place where valuables are stored; Strong′-wa′ter ardent spirits.—Strong escape (Shak.) an escape accomplished by strength.
- But still the disappointed father held a strong lever; and Fred felt as if he were being banished with a malediction. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- The most efficient form of water motor is the turbine, a strong metal wheel shaped somewhat like a pin wheel, inclosed in a heavy metal case. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- Both the private father and the Father of the Marshalsea were strong within him then. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- She has such a strong attachment to you and reliance on you. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- He waxes strong in all violence and lawlessness; and is ready for any deed of daring that will supply the wants of his rabble-rout. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- She admired her husband, strong, brave, and victorious. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- The room was charged with excitement and strong, animal emotion. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- My dear George, returns the elder, concentrating his strong steady brow upon him and smiling confidently, leave that to me, and let me try. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I thought so, she said; for I feel so strong, so well. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- A generator containing a strong solution of ammonia is connected by a pipe to an empty receiver immersed in cold water. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- To provide a metal which should be at once stronger and safer than any which had been used before. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- But even thus early the stronger love of mechanical processes and of probing natural forces manifested itself. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Many a one is not well for a time; and with good advice gets better and stronger than ever. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- He did this in an attempt to destroy Jewry, but indeed he made Jewry stronger by destroying its one sensitive and vulnerable point. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Her pulse was much stronger, and every symptom more favourable than on the preceding visit. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- To her he soon turned, repeating much of what he had already said, with only a softened air and stronger expressions of regret. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Butter already rancid can be improved by treatment with a stronger solution (8 drachms of acid to 1 gallon of water), followed by washing in pure water. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- Perhaps I might not have gone near it if I had been in a stronger frame of mind. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- And now I hear how you have had to bear for years, and that makes me stronger. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- A very few lines from Edmund shewed her the patient and the sickroom in a juster and stronger light than all Lady Bertram's sheets of paper could do. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- It was said to be untarnishable and unstainable even when used with the strongest acid foods, as well as non-rusting. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Nay, he said, the case of a city is the strongest of all, inasmuch as the rule of a city is the greatest and most difficult of all. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Our natures dovetailed: mutual affection--of the strongest kind--was the result. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- The strongest washing powder is soda, and this cheap form is as good as any of the more expensive preparations sold under fancy names. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- I can give no better reason for it than that I have been over-anxious about Laura lately--and anxiety, Mr. Gilmore, unsettles the strongest of us. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- This was Sir James's strongest way of implying that he thought ill of a man's character. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I know what you meanbut Emma's hand is the strongest. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- I believe I have been wrong in saying so much, but I hardly know what to do, and on your prudence I have the strongest dependence. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- The Wrights adopted this type, believing that it was the strongest form, and could be made more compact and be more easily managed than the single plane, or the many-winged type. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- Our strongest holds are not proof against a storm of hail, and even a dark cloud damps the very stoutest heart. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.