(adjective, adverb)


1. having strength or power greater than average or expected

- a strong radio signal

- strong medicine

- a strong man

Similar word(s): rugged, powerful, robust, beardown, brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy, rugged, bullnecked, bullocky, fortified, hard, knockout, severe, ironlike, reinforced, strengthened, robust, sound, stiff, vehement, virile, tough, toughened

2. not faint or feeble

- a strong odor of burning rubber

Similar word(s): intense

3. having or wielding force or authority

Similar word(s): powerful, potent

4. having a strong physiological or chemical effect

Similar word(s): effective, effectual, efficacious, fertile, equipotent, multipotent, powerful, potent, stiff

5. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

Similar word(s): invulnerable, impregnable, inviolable, secure, unassailable, unattackable

6. of good quality and condition; solidly built

Similar word(s): sound, solid, substantial

7. of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection

- `sing' is a strong verb

Similar word(s): irregular

8. being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

Similar word(s): alcoholic, hard

9. freshly made or left

Similar word(s): fresh, warm

10. strong and sure

- gave a strong pull on the rope

Similar word(s): forceful, firm

Sentences with strong as an adjective:

- a big strong man;

- a strong foundation;

- The man was nearly drowned after a strong undercurrent swept him out to sea.

- He is strong in the face of adversity.

- a strong light;

- a strong smell

- a strong cup of coffee;

- a strong drink

- a strong verb

- a strong acid;

- a strong position

- You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That’s strong!

- The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.


1. In a strong manner.