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strength

  

      n  
1    the state or quality of being physically or mentally strong  
2    the ability to withstand or exert great force, stress, or pressure  
3    something that is regarded as being beneficial or a source of power  
their chief strength is technology     
4    potency, as of a drink, drug, etc.  
5    power to convince; cogency  
the strength of an argument     
6    degree of intensity or concentration of colour, light, sound, flavour, etc.  
7    the full or part of the full complement as specified  
at full strength, below strength     
8      (Finance)   firmness of or a rising tendency in prices, esp. security prices  
9    Archaic or poetic   a stronghold or fortress  
10      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   the general idea, the main purpose  
to get the strength of something     
11    from strength to strength   with ever-increasing success  
12    in strength   in large numbers  
13    on the strength of   on the basis of or relying upon  
     (Old English strengthu; related to Old High German strengida; see strong)  


electric field strength  
      n   the strength or intensity of an electric field at any point, usually measured in volts per metre.,   (Symbol)    E  
electric strength  
      n   the maximum voltage sustainable by an insulating material, after which it loses its insulating properties  
field strength  
      n  
1      (Radio, television)   the intensity of an electromagnetic wave at any point in the area covered by a radio or television transmitter  
2      (Physics)   the intensity of an electric or magnetic field  
   See       intensity  
industrial-strength  
      adj  
Chiefly humorous   extremely strong or powerful  
industrial-strength tea     
shear strength  
      n   the degree to which a material or bond is able to resist shear  
tensile strength  
      n   a measure of the ability of a material to withstand a longitudinal stress, expressed as the greatest stress that the material can stand without breaking  
ultimate strength  
      n   the maximum tensile stress that a material can withstand before rupture  
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strength

  
1    backbone, brawn, brawniness, courage, firmness, fortitude, health, lustiness, might, muscle, robustness, sinew, stamina, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness  
2    cogency, concentration, effectiveness, efficacy, energy, force, intensity, potency, power, resolution, spirit, vehemence, vigour, virtue     (archaic)  
3    advantage, anchor, asset, mainstay, security, strong point, succour, tower of strength  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 2    debility, feebleness, frailty, impotence, infirmity, powerlessness, weakness  
3    Achilles heel, chink in one's armour, defect, failing, flaw, shortcoming, weakness  

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stiletto strength n.
a form of workout based on the usage of high heels
also called legwork

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exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
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