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.
- strong accumulation point,
- strong breeze,
- strong derived set,
- strong drink,
- strong force
Origin of strong
Examples from the Web for stronger
But with a stronger quake, we could have a serious problem.
Instead we must show that America “is different, stronger, and better than those who would destroy us.”Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report|Dean Obeidallah|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's a shame, because Samberg's work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been stronger than ever this past season.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I just felt myself getting better and better, stronger and stronger as a filmmaker, and that is sort of embedded in the movies.
So I look at the movies and actually see my mojo getting stronger and stronger.
In a scuffle he was stronger and more active than the boys, but in the race they were the more fleet.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
Only Messrs. Seward and Bates hang timidly behind, waiting for stronger manifestations, ere they hang out their flags.
The whole chain of his circumstances can be no stronger than the link between him and her.A New Atmosphere|Gail Hamilton
These insects I believe are stronger, and continue longer there, by reason of the warm sun, than in England.The History of Virginia, in Four Parts|Robert Beverley
It had also resisted the strenuous efforts of Charles the Fifth; and was now stronger than it ever had been.History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
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)
Word Origin for strong
Old English strang "physically powerful, powerful in effect, forceful, severe," from Proto-Germanic *strangaz (cf. Old Norse strangr "strong," Dutch streng "strict, rigorous," Old High German strang "strong, bold, hard," German streng "strict, rigorous"). Originally compared strenger, strengest (cf. old/elder/eldest). Grammatical sense, of noun and verb inflections, is first attested 1841, translating German stark, used in a grammatical sense by J. Grimm (the terms strong and weak better fit German inflections). Strong suit (1865) is from card-playing. Strong man "man of great strength" (especially one who displays it professionally) is recorded from 1690s; meaning "dominating man in a political organization" is from 1859.
Old English strange (alongside strongly), from the same source as strong (adj.). Going strong (1898) is from racing. To come on strong was originally come it strong (1812).
In addition to the idioms beginning with strong
- strong point
- strong silent type
- strong suit
- come on strong