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strength

[ strengkth, strength, strenth ]
/ strɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ /
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noun

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Idioms for strength

    on the strength of, on the basis of; relying on: He was accepted by the college on the strength of ardent personal recommendations.

Origin of strength

First recorded before 900; Middle English strengthe, Old English strengthu; see strong, -th1
4. Strength, power, force, might suggest capacity to do something. Strength is inherent capacity to manifest energy, to endure, and to resist. Power is capacity to do work and to act. Force is the exercise of power: One has the power to do something. He exerts force when he does it. He has sufficient strength to complete it. Might is power or strength in a great or overwhelming degree: the might of an army.
self-strength, nounsu·per·strength, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for strength

strength
/ (strɛŋθ) /

noun

Old English strengthu; related to Old High German strengida; see strong
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with strength

strength

see brute force (strength); on the strength of; tower of strength.

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