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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Example sentences from the Web for strong
The stronger the Bluetooth chirp, the closer two phones are to each other.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Investors are going to harness new technology to build globally diversified portfolios, weighted toward sectors where there are strong reasons to be invested.How to play the 2021 recovery, according to investing experts|matthewheimer|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Even so, the Wizards have at least strong reasons to pass on a Westbrook deal.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
For now, however, the relationship is still strong enough for Fox to remain a leading spore of election disinformation.Rudy Giuliani floated ‘dangerous’ and incendiary false claims of election conspiracy — and Fox News broadcast it live|Paul Farhi, Elahe Izadi|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The Terps have a strong group of returners, including Darryl Morsell, Aaron Wiggins, Eric Ayala and Donta Scott.Maryland men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule, will begin season without fans|Emily Giambalvo|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
But the eye neglected these details, and was irresistibly drawn by the strongness of her face.A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
In my countree there is not such mans of so beegness, so good talk, so compliments, so strongness of sense and such.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
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