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.
Origin of strong
SYNONYMS FOR 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
British Dictionary definitions for stronger
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 Formsstrongish, adjectivestrongly, adverbstrongness, noun
Word Origin for strong
Idioms and Phrases with stronger
In addition to the idioms beginning with strong
- strong point
- strong silent type
- strong suit
- come on strong