strength

/strɛŋθ / (say strength)

noun
1. the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigour, as in robust health.
2. mental power, force, or vigour.
3. moral power, firmness, or courage.
4. power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers, etc.
5. number, as of troops or ships in a force or body: a regiment of a strength of three thousand.
6. effective force, potency, or cogency, as of inducements or arguments.
7. power of resisting force, strain, wear, etc.
8. vigour of action, language, feeling, etc.
9. large proportion of the effective or essential properties of a beverage, chemical, or the like.
10. a particular proportion of these properties; intensity, as of light, colour, sound, flavour, or smell.
11. something that makes strong; a support or stay.
12. Finance a commodity or price which is either firm or rising.
phrase
13. gain strength,
a. to improve in health.
b. to achieve increased vigour, intensity, skill, etc.
14. get with the strength, to side with the most powerful, influential person or group.
15. go from strength to strength, to gain more and more success, power, etc.
16. on the strength of, relying on; on the basis of.
17. play to one's strength, to adopt tactics that maximise one's advantages.
18. the strength of, Colloquial reliable information concerning: *what's the strength of all this trouble they're having with cooks out at the burr camp? –d'arcy niland, 1955.
{Middle English; Old English strengþ(u), from strong}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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