Learner's definition of STRONG
1 : having great physical power and ability : having a lot of strength 2 : not easy to break or damage 4 : very noticeable
He speaks with a strong accent.
She has strong features like her father.
He bears a strong resemblance to his father.
5 : having great power or force
a strong breeze/wind
a good strong kick
6 a : very powerful in action or effect b : having a powerful and sometimes unpleasant taste or smell 7 : containing a large amount of an important ingredient (such as alcohol) 8 : having a lot of power or influence 9 : likely to persuade or convince people that something is true, real, correct, etc. 10 : very confident and able to deal with difficult situations
a strong character/personality
I don't think I'm strong enough to handle this by myself.
Her spirit remained strong throughout her illness.
11 : felt, believed, or expressed in a very definite and powerful way
an especially strong conviction/commitment
She is a woman of strong and independent opinions.
a strong desire/liking/hatred
He has a strong sense of responsibility.
I had a strong desire/temptation/urge to call him.
He has a strong need for control.
The proposal has faced strong opposition.
He thanked them for their strong support.
12 : powerful and effective in supporting something, opposing something, etc. 13 : well established and likely to continue 14 : likely to succeed or to happen 15 a : great in number b — used to indicate the number of people in a large group 16 a : having a value that is great or that is increasing b : in a good financial condition : doing well 17 : very forceful and sometimes obscene or offensive 18 : very bright
She likes strong colors.
a strong light
a bit strongBritish, informal
: very active, healthy, or successful
1 : very good at (something) 2 : containing a lot of (something)
— strongly/ˈstrɑːŋli/adverb,[more strongly; most strongly]