adjective, strong·er [strawng-ger, strong-], /ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-/, strong·est [strawng-gist, strong-]. /ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-/.
- (of Germanic verbs) having vowel change in the root in inflected forms, as the English verbs sing, sang, sung; ride, rode, ridden.
- (of Germanic nouns and adjectives) inflected with endings that are generally distinctive of case, number, and gender, as German alter Mann “old man.”
- belonging to the morphophonemically less regular of two inflectional subtypes.
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Hoppe had planned to enroll at San Diego State, but the pull of Europe became too strong.Matthew Hoppe was a little-known American soccer player — until he reached the Bundesliga|Steven Goff|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
It stands to reason, then, that stronger, more connected and more trusting communities would have more success weathering the pandemic.Researchers identify social factors inoculating some communities against coronavirus|Christopher Ingraham|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
“We are still very far from a strong labor market whose benefits are broadly shared,” Powell said.Fed chair: Unemployment rate was closer to 10 percent, not 6.3 percent, in January|Rachel Siegel|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Direct-drive models usually cost less, but chippers with a clutch-drive often can handle tougher waste thanks to their stronger engines.
Each death is a tragedy that breaks our hearts and demands strong, urgent action.Rep. Ron Wright has died after battle with covid-19|Paulina Firozi, David Weigel|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Despite the strong language, however, the neither the JPO nor Lockheed could dispute a single fact in either Daily Beast report.
She fills her characters up—strong women beating back against a sexist system—with so much heart.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a romantic relationship, facing humiliation or awkwardness is a strong possibility.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The strong ties he would cultivate with America were first instilled by his American mother.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The area is 98 percent white, and the Klan has a strong foothold even to this very day.
She skilfully manages the side-lights, and by this means produces strong effects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The garrison of the town and fortress was nearly three thousand strong.
The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.
Those in whom the impulse is strong and dominant are perhaps those who in later years make the good society actors.
In Luke it is said, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
British Dictionary definitions for strong
adjective stronger (ˈstrɒŋɡə) or strongest (ˈstrɒŋɡɪst)
- (postpositive) containing or having a specified numbera navy 40 000 strong
- (in combination)a 40 000-strong navy
- denoting or belonging to a class of verbs, in certain languages including the Germanic languages, whose conjugation shows vowel gradation, as sing, sang, sung
- belonging to any part-of-speech class, in any of various languages, whose inflections follow the less regular of two possible patternsCompare weak (def. 10)
Derived forms of strongstrongish, adjectivestrongly, adverbstrongness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with strong
In addition to the idioms beginning with strong
- strong point
- strong silent type
- strong suit
- come on strong