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strength (n.)

Old English strengþu, strengð "bodily power, force, vigor, firmness, fortitude, manhood, violence, moral resistance," from Proto-Germanic *strangitho (source also of Old High German strengida "strength"), from PIE *strenk- "tight, narrow" (see string (n.)), with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)). Compare length/long. From the same root as strong,

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Definitions of strength from WordNet

strength (n.)
the property of being physically or mentally strong;
fatigue sapped his strength
strength (n.)
capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war;
we faced an army of great strength
Synonyms: military capability / military strength / military posture / posture
strength (n.)
physical energy or intensity;
it was destroyed by the strength of the gale
Synonyms: force / forcefulness
strength (n.)
an asset of special worth or utility;
Synonyms: forte / strong suit / long suit / metier / specialty / speciality / strong point
strength (n.)
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
Synonyms: persuasiveness
strength (n.)
the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation);
they measured the station's signal strength
Synonyms: intensity / intensity level
strength (n.)
capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects;
the strength of the drinks
Synonyms: potency / effectiveness
strength (n.)
the condition of financial success;
the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks
strength (n.)
permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force;
Synonyms: lastingness / durability / enduringness
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