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strong

  

      adj   , stronger   , strongest  
1    involving or possessing physical or mental strength  
2    solid or robust in construction; not easily broken or injured  
3    having a resolute will or morally firm and incorruptible character  
4    intense in quality; not faint or feeble  
a strong voice, a strong smell     
5    easily defensible; incontestable or formidable  
6    concentrated; not weak or diluted  
7   
a    postpositive   containing or having a specified number  
a navy 40000 strong     
b    (in combination)  
a 40000-strong navy     
8    having an unpleasantly powerful taste or smell  
9    having an extreme or drastic effect  
strong discipline     
10    emphatic or immoderate  
strong language     
11    convincing, effective, or cogent  
12    (of a colour) having a high degree of saturation or purity; being less saturated than a vivid colour but more so than a moderate colour; produced by a concentrated quantity of colouring agent  
13      (Grammar)  
a    denoting or belonging to a class of verbs, in certain languages including the Germanic languages, whose conjugation shows vowel gradation, as sing, sang, sung  
b    belonging to any part-of-speech class, in any of various languages, whose inflections follow the less regular of two possible patterns  
   Compare       weak       10  
14    (of a wind, current, etc.) moving fast  
15    (of a syllable) accented or stressed  
16    (of an industry, market, currency, securities, etc.) firm in price or characterized by firm or increasing prices  
17    (of certain acids and bases) producing high concentrations of hydrogen or hydroxide ions in aqueous solution  
18      (Irish)   prosperous; well-to-do (esp. in the phrase a strong farmer)  
19    have a strong stomach   not to be prone to nausea  
      adv  
20    Informal   in a strong way; effectively  
going strong     
21    come on strong   to make a forceful or exaggerated impression  
     (Old English strang; related to Old Norse strangr, Middle High German strange, Lettish strans courageous)  
  strongish      adj  
  strongly      adv  
  strongness      n  


strong-arm   Informal  
      n  
1    modifier   relating to or involving physical force or violence  
strong-arm tactics     
      vb  
2    tr   to show violence towards  
strong breeze  
      n     (Meteorol)   a considerable wind of force six on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 25--31 mph  
strong drink  
      n   alcoholic drink  
strong-eye dog  
      n     (N.Z.)   a dog trained to control sheep by its gaze  
strong gale  
      n     (Meteorol)   a strong wind of force nine on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 47--54 mph: capable of causing minor structural damage to buildings  
strong interaction   , force  
      n     (Physics)   an interaction between elementary particles responsible for the forces between nucleons in the nucleus. It operates at distances less than about 10--15 metres, and is about a hundred times more powerful than the electromagnetic interaction,   (Also called)    strong nuclear interaction, force      See       interaction       2  
strong meat  
      n   anything arousing fear, anger, repulsion, etc., except among a tolerant or receptive minority  
some scenes in the film were strong meat     
strong-minded  
      adj   having strength of mind; firm, resolute, and determined  
  strong-mindedly      adv  
  strongmindedness      n  
strong point  
      n   something at which one excels; forte  
tactfulness was never his strong point     
strong waters  
      pl n   an archaic name for alcoholic drink  
strong-willed  
      adj   having strength of will  
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n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
n.
blend of "brother" and "romance" used to describe a strong friendship between two males.
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.

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