strength Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "strength" - English Dictionary

See all translations

strengthnoun

uk   us   /streŋθ/

strength noun (POWER)

B2 [U] the ability to do things that need a lot of physical or mental effort: She had the strength and stamina to take the lead and win the gold medal. Admitting you've made a mistake is a sign of strength, not weakness. He showed great strength of character when he refused to accept the bribes. We shall struggle on, drawing our strength from the courage of others. Much of the country's military strength lies in its missile force.C2 [C usually singular] the degree to which something is strong or powerful: Opinion polls put the combined strength of the two parties at 15 percent nationwide. You can gauge (= measure) the strength of a democracy by the way it treats its minorities.
More examples

strength noun (GOOD FEATURE)

C1 [C] a good characteristic: She's well aware of her strengths and weaknesses as an artist. His greatest strengths are his determination and resilience.

strength noun (NUMBER)

[U] the number of people in a group: What's the current strength of the Cambridgeshire police force?in strength in large numbers: Demonstrators arrived in strength to protest against the closure of the factory.below strength UK If a group is below strength, it consists of fewer people or members than usual: The office will be below strength in August when a lot of people will be away.at full strength with the complete number of people who are usually in a group: Staff cuts have meant that we haven't been working at full strength for a year.
(Definition of strength from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of strength?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “strength” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
avatar

an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc. and that you can move around the screen

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More