STRONG [U] › when someone or something is strong: upper-body strength A good boxer needs skill as well as strength. INFLUENCE [U] › the power or influence that an organization, country, etc has: economic strength BEING BRAVE [U] › when you are brave or determined in difficult situations: I think she showed great strength of character. He has a great deal of inner strength. GOOD QUALITIES [C] › a good quality or ability that makes someone or something effective: We all have our strengths and weaknesses. The great strength of this arrangement is its simplicity. STRONG FEELING [U] › how strong a feeling or opinion is: There is great strength of feeling against tax increases. VALUE [U] › the value of a country's money: The strength of the dollar has traders worried.
at full strength › with the necessary number of people: Our team is now at full strength.
on the strength of sth › If you do something on the strength of facts or advice, you do it because of them: On the strength of this year's sales figures, we've decided to expand the business. → See also a tower of strength