The word "strong" is an adjective that describe a person or a thing with great power, abilities, or desires. It's the opposite of "weak."
- My friend, Jim, is really strong. He can lift heavy objects above his head.
- Martha is a very strong woman. As a single mother, she has five kids and a full-time job.
- My students have a strong desire to learn English.
- Our company had a strong year. Profits were way up.
- The house wasn't strong enough to withstand the force of a tornado.
- This coffee is very strong. (strong = a lot of flavor and caffeine)
- How strong do you like your tea?
- Two boys arm wrestled to prove who was stronger. (The word "stronger" is the comparative form of the adjective.)
- The strongest countries in the world are obligated to help those who are in need. (The word "strongest" is a superlative adjective.)
The noun form of this word is "strength."
- He has a lot of strength in his hands.
- The strength of her performance amazed everyone.
- The American economy is starting to show some strength.
- The woman's emotional and physical strength was tested following several treatments for cancer.
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This page was first published on October 11, 2012. It was updated on October 18, 2015.