[streŋkθ, strenθ]

strength Definition

  • 1the quality or state of being physically strong
  • 2the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure
  • 3the power or influence that someone or something has

Using strength: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "strength" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He showed great strength in lifting the heavy box.

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    The strength of the bridge was tested by the weight of the trucks passing over it.

  • Example

    The strength of her argument convinced me to change my mind.

  • Example

    The team's strength lies in their ability to work together.

strength Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using strength

  • play to one's strengths

    to focus on one's areas of expertise or advantage


    In order to succeed in the competition, each team member should play to their strengths.

  • show one's strength

    to demonstrate one's power or influence


    The country showed its strength by successfully launching a satellite into space.

  • strength in numbers

    the idea that a group of people has more influence or power than an individual


    The protesters believed that their strength in numbers would help them achieve their goals.

Phrases with strength

  • mental strength

    the ability to cope with difficult situations and overcome challenges


    She showed great mental strength in dealing with the loss of her loved one.

  • the ability of a company or individual to meet financial obligations and maintain stability


    The company's financial strength allowed it to weather the economic downturn.

  • the personal qualities that enable someone to cope with difficult situations and remain resilient


    Her inner strength helped her to overcome the challenges she faced in life.


Summary: strength in Brief

The term 'strength' [streŋkθ, strenθ] refers to physical power, the ability to withstand force, and the power or influence that someone or something has. It can be used to describe a person's physical abilities, as well as a company's financial stability. Phrases like 'mental strength' and 'inner strength' denote personal qualities that enable someone to cope with difficult situations. Idioms like 'play to one's strengths' and 'strength in numbers' highlight the importance of focusing on one's areas of expertise and the power of collective action.

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