- strong [strôŋ]adj.[ME < OE strang, akin to ON strangr, strong, severe, Ger streng, severe < IE base * strenk-, *streng-, tense, taut > STRING, Gr strangos, twisted, L stringere, to draw taut]1.a) physically powerful; having great muscular strength; robustb) in a healthy and sound condition; hale; heartyc) performing well or in a normal manner [a strong heart]d) not easily affected or upset [a strong stomach]2. morally powerful; having strength of character or will3.a) intellectually powerful; able to think vigorously and clearlyb) having special competence or ability (in a specified area) [to be strong in botany]4. governing or leading with firm authority; authoritarian5.a) powerfully made, built, or constituted; tough; firm; durable [a strong wall, a strong fabric]b) holding firmly; tenacious [a strong grip]c) binding tightly [strong glue]d) hard to capture; able to resist and endure attack [a strong fort]e) not easily defeated; formidable [a strong opponent]f) not easily dislodged; deep-rooted [strong prejudice]6. having many resources; powerful in wealth, numbers, supplies, etc. [a strong nation]7. of a specified number; reaching a certain degree in number or strength [a task force 6,000 strong]8. having a powerful effect; drastic [strong measures]9. having a large amount of its essential quality; not weak or diluted [strong coffee]10. affecting the senses powerfully; intense [a strong light, strong smell, etc.]11. having an offensive taste or smell; rank [strong butter]12. firm and loud [a strong voice]13. intense in degree or quality; not mild; specif.,a) ardent; passionate; warm [strong affection]b) forceful; persuasive; cogent [strong reasons]c) felt deeply; pronounced; decided [a strong opinion]d) vigorously active; zealous [a strong socialist]e) vigorous, forthright, and unambiguous, often offensively so [strong language]f) clear; distinct; marked [a strong resemblance]g) receiving or showing emphasis or stress [a strong accent or beat]14. moving rapidly and with force [a strong wind]15. having high powers of magnification [strong lenses]16. tending toward higher prices: said of a stock or stock market17. Chem. having a high ion concentration, as certain acids and bases18. Gram. in English and other Germanic languages, designating or of verbs that express variation in tense chiefly by internal change of a syllabic vowel rather than by the addition of inflectional endings; irregular (Ex.: swim, swam, swum; drive, drove, driven): cf. WEAK (sense 15)adv.in a strong manner; greatly; severely; with force——————☆ come on strongSlang to make a striking impression, often in an aggressive waystrongishadj.stronglyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.