› an activity or industry that is strong is growing and becoming more successful: Economic news has been better than expected, with retail sales remaining strong. Worldwide sales benefited from a strong performance in Europe. strong demand/growth/trading a strong economy/market/sector
› having or making a lot of money and so in a good financial position: Commodity prices have remained extremely strong this year. The Company maintains a strong financial position, with working capital of $33,500,000. Several technology stocks are continuing to post strong gains on Nasdaq. Nearly all leading markets enjoyed a strong performance during April, led by Wall Street. strong balance sheets/cash flows
› having existed for a long time and likely to remain successful: While Europe has developed a strong position in mobile communications, substantial barriers still remain. Owning a strong brand is key to having a successful business. a strong link/relationship/alliance
› used to describe behaviour or opinions that are firm and determined: Scientists have been telling us for years that it is essential for us to take strong action on global warming. Against strong opposition from some CEOs, investors moved to ensure that the roles of chair and CEO were separated. strong leadership/managementstrong commitment/interest/support There has been strong support in Congress for the proposals.
› MONEY a currency that is strong keeps or increases its value in relation to most other currencies: Money experts anticipate the pound will remain strong against the dollar next year. a strong dollar/euro/pound
-strong › used after a number to show how many people belong to or are involved in something: The call centre has an 80-strong workforce.
be sb's strong point/suit › to be the thing that someone is particularly good at: Financial planning does not seem to be the strong suit of many consumers in the modern world.
a strong chance/possibility › used to say that something is likely to happen: A sale of the business in three parts is a strong possibility.