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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 strength /ˈstrɛŋ(k)θ, ˈstrɛn(t)θ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 strength /ˈstrɛŋ(k)θ, ˈstrɛn(t)θ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strength, v. t. To strengthen. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strength n.
 1. The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.
    All his [Samson's] strength in his hairs were.   --Chaucer.
 Thou must outlive
 Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty.   --Milton.
 2. Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; -- in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like. “The brittle strength of bones.”
 3. Power of resisting attacks; impregnability. “Our castle's strength will laugh a siege to scorn.”
 4. That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.
 5. One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.
    God is our refuge and strength.   --Ps. xlvi. 1.
    What they boded would be a mischief to us, you are providing shall be one of our principal strengths.   --Sprat.
    Certainly there is not a greater strength against temptation.   --Jer. Taylor.
 6. Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?
 7. Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work.
 And praise the easy vigor of a life
 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join.   --Pope.
 8. Intensity; -- said of light or color.
    Bright Phoebus in his strength.   --Shak.
 9. Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; -- said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.
 10. A strong place; a stronghold. [Obs.]
 On the strength of, or Upon the strength of, in reliance upon. “The allies, after a successful summer, are too apt, upon the strength of it, to neglect their preparations for the ensuing campaign.” --Addison.
 Syn: -- Force; robustness; toughness; hardness; stoutness; brawniness; lustiness; firmness; puissance; support; spirit; validity; authority. See Force.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the property of being physically or mentally strong;
           "fatigue sapped his strength" [ant: weakness]
      2: capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect
         the capacity to fight a war; "we faced an army of great
         strength"; "politicians have neglected our military
         posture" [syn: military capability, military strength,
          military posture, posture]
      3: physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he
         could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the
         gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness
         of a living man" [syn: force, forcefulness]
      4: an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
         [syn: forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty,
          speciality, strong point] [ant: weak point]
      5: the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the
         embracing of a point of view by means of argument or
         entreaty; "the strength of his argument settled the
         matter" [syn: persuasiveness] [ant: unpersuasiveness]
      6: the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or
         electromagnetic radiation); "he adjusted the intensity of
         the sound"; "they measured the station's signal strength"
         [syn: intensity, intensity level]
      7: capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical
         effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the
         drinks" [syn: potency, effectiveness]
      8: the condition of financial success; "the strength of the
         company's stock in recent weeks" [ant: weakness]
      9: permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force;
         "they advertised the durability of their products" [syn: lastingness,
          durability, enduringness]