Translation of "strong" - English-French dictionary


adjective /stroŋ/

firm, sound, or powerful, and therefore not easily broken, destroyed, attacked, defeated, resisted, or affected by weariness, illness etc

strong furniture
a strong castle
a strong wind
She’s a strong swimmer
He has a very strong will/personality
He has never been very strong (= healthy)
He is not strong enough to lift that heavy table.

very noticeable; very intense

a strong colour
a strong smell.

containing a large amount of the flavouring ingredient

strong tea.

(of a group, force etc) numbering a particular amount

(fort) de
An army 20,000 strong was advancing towards the town.
strongly adverb

strength /streŋθ/ noun

the quality of being strong

He got his strength back slowly after his illness
I hadn’t the strength to resist him.

the number of people etc in a force, organization etc, considered as an indication of its power or effectiveness

The force is below strength.
strengthen /ˈstreŋθən/ verb

to make or become strong or stronger

He did exercises to strengthen his muscles
The wind strengthened.
strongbox noun

a safe or box for valuables.

strong drink

alcoholic liquors.

boisson forte
stronghold noun

a fort, fortress or castle etc.

strong language

swearing or abuse

The manager used some strong language during his halftime talk in the dressing room.
strong-minded adjective

having determination

She’s a strong-minded young woman who won’t give up easily.
strong point

a quality, skill etc in which a person excels

Arithmetic isn’t one of my strong points.
strongroom noun

a room specially constructed for keeping valuable articles, with thick walls and a heavy steel door etc.

chambre forte
on the strength of

relying on

sur la foi de
On the strength of this offer of money, we plan to start building soon.

(Translation of “strong” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)