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
Antonyms for strong
Related Words for strongerfirm, heavy, vigorous, secure, tough, capable, solid, big, forceful, able, steady, tenacious, athletic, substantial, stable, active, robust, durable, energetic, steadfast
Examples from the Web for stronger
Contemporary Examples of stronger
But with a stronger quake, we could have a serious problem.Florence Preps ‘David’ for the Big One
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December 25, 2014
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
December 12, 2014
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
December 11, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of stronger
The Turkish Umpire stronger than at any time since the Crimean war.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Meaning what we mean, he required a stronger, fiercer vocabulary than we ever need.The Conquest of Fear
She therefore continued her look, but had no need to force it, for she knew she was the stronger.
The tongue is a fire, but there is a stronger fire than the tongue.
But now with every sip of wine the temptation came stronger and 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)
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