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    Definition:
    Strong - (superl.) Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.
    Strong - (superl.) Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.
    Strong - (superl.) Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town.
    Strong - (superl.) Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
    Strong - (superl.) Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.
    Strong - (superl.) Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.
    Strong - (superl.) Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide.
    Strong - (superl.) Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language.
    Strong - (superl.) Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.
    Strong - (superl.) Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee.
    Strong - (superl.) Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.
    Strong - (superl.) Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.
    Strong - (superl.) Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.
    Strong - (superl.) Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.
    Strong - (superl.) Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
    Strong - (superl.) Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination.
    Strong - (superl.) Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.
    Strong - (superl.) Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.
    Strong - (superl.) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the addition of -en (with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak.
    Strong - (superl.) Applied to forms in Anglo-Saxon, etc., which retain the old declensional endings. In the Teutonic languages the vowel stems have held the original endings most firmly, and are called strong; the stems in -n are called weak other constant stems conform, or are irregular.
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    Headstrong - (a.) Not easily restrained; ungovernable; obstinate; stubborn.
    Headstrong - (a.) Directed by ungovernable will, or proceeding from obstinacy.
    Headstrongness - (n.) Obstinacy.
    Stronghand - (n.) Violence; force; power.
    Stronghold - (n.) A fastness; a fort or fortress; fortfield place; a place of security.
    Strongish - (a.) Somewhat strong.
    Strongly - (adv.) In a strong manner; so as to be strong in action or in resistance; with strength; with great force; forcibly; powerfully; firmly; vehemently; as, a town strongly fortified; he objected strongly.
    Strong-minded - (a.) Having a vigorous mind; esp., having or affecting masculine qualities of mind; -- said of women.
    Strong-water - (n.) An acid.
    Strong-water - (n.) Distilled or ardent spirits; intoxicating liquor.
    Strongylid - (a. & n.) Strongyloid.
    Strongyloid - (a.) Like, or pertaining to, Strongylus, a genus of parasitic nematode worms of which many species infest domestic animals. Some of the species, especially those living in the kidneys, lungs, and bronchial tubes, are often very injurious.
    Strongyloid - (n.) A strongyloid worm.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Strong - adj. (stronger; strongest) 1 able to resist; not easily damaged, overcome, or disturbed. 2 healthy. 3 capable of exerting great force or of doing much; muscular, powerful. 4 forceful in effect (strong wind). 5 firmly held (strong suspicion). 6 (of an argument etc.) Convincing. 7 intense (strong light). 8 formidable (strong candidate). 9 (of a solution or drink etc.) Not very diluted. 10 of a specified number (200 strong). 11 gram. (of a verb) forming inflections by a change of vowel within the stem (e.g. Swim, swam). adv. Strongly. come on strong behave aggressively. Going strong colloq. Continuing vigorously; in good health etc. strongish adj. Strongly adv. [old english]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Headstrong - adj. Self-willed.
    Headstrong - adj. Self-willed.
    Strong-arm - attrib. Adj. Using force (strong-arm tactics).
    Strongbox - n. Small strongly made chest for valuables.
    Stronghold - n. 1 fortified place. 2 secure refuge. 3 centre of support for a cause etc.
    Strong language - n. Swearing.
    Strong-minded - adj. Determined.
    Strong point - n. (also strong suit) thing at which one excels.
    Strongroom - n. Room, esp. In a bank, for keeping valuables safe from fire and theft.

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