Crossword clues for strength
- Capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
- The amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
- The power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty
- Physical energy or intensity
- The property of being physically or mentally strong
- An asset of special worth or utility
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Strength \Strength\, n. [OE. strengthe, AS. streng[eth]u, fr. strang strong. See Strong.]
The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.
All his [Samson's] strength in his hairs were.
Thou must outlive Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty.
Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; -- in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like. ``The brittle strength of bones.''
Power of resisting attacks; impregnability. ``Our castle's strength will laugh a siege to scorn.''
That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.
One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.
God is our refuge and strength.
--Ps. xlvi. 1.
What they boded would be a mischief to us, you are providing shall be one of our principal strengths.
Certainly there is not a greater strength against temptation.
Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?
Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work.
And praise the easy vigor of a life Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join.
Intensity; -- said of light or color.
Bright Ph[oe]bus in his strength.
Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; -- said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.
A strong place; a stronghold. [Obs.]
On the strength of, or Upon the strength of, in reliance upon. ``The allies, after a successful summer, are too apt, upon the strength of it, to neglect their preparations for the ensuing campaign.''
Syn: Force; robustness; toughness; hardness; stoutness; brawniness; lustiness; firmness; puissance; support; spirit; validity; authority. See Force.
Strength \Strength\, v. t.
To strengthen. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English strengþu, strengð "bodily power, force, vigor, firmness, fortitude, manhood, violence, moral resistance," from Proto-Germanic *strangitho (cognates: Old High German strengida "strength"), from PIE *strenk- "tight, narrow" (see string (n.)), with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)). Compare length/long. From the same root as strong,
n. The quality or degree of being strong. vb. (context obsolete English) To give strength to; to strengthen. (12th-17th c.)
n. the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength" [ant: weakness]
capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war; "we faced an army of great strength"; "politicians have neglected our military posture" [syn: military capability, military strength, military posture, posture]
physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man" [syn: force, forcefulness]
the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty; "the strength of his argument settled the matter" [syn: persuasiveness] [ant: unpersuasiveness]
the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation); "he adjusted the intensity of the sound"; "they measured the station's signal strength" [syn: intensity, intensity level]
the condition of financial success; "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks" [ant: weakness]
Strength is a Major Arcana Tarot card, and is numbered either XI or VIII, depending on the deck. Historically it was called Fortitude, and in the Thoth Tarot deck it is called Lust. This card is used in game playing as well as in divination.
Strength is a disco- rock band from Portland, Oregon, made up of Bailey Winters, John Zeigler, and Patrick Morris. Their 2006 debut album, Going Strong, on Community Disco, was produced and recorded by Chris Anderson at Animal Kingdom, and mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange.
Their second album, Mind-Reader, was self-recorded and then mixed by Jake Portrait at the Odditorium and Wave Cave in Portland. It was also mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange.
In explosive materials, strength is the parameter determining the ability of the explosive to move the surrounding material. It is related to the total gas yield of the reaction, and the amount of heat produced. Cf. brisance.
The strength, or potential, of an explosive is the total work that can be performed by the gas resulting from its explosion, when expanded adiabatically from its original volume, until its pressure is reduced to atmospheric pressure and its temperature to 15°C. The potential is therefore the total quantity of heat given off at constant volume when expressed in equivalent work units and is a measure of the strength of the explosive.
Explosive strength is measured by, for example, the Trauzl lead block test.
An explosion may occur under two general conditions: the first, unconfined, as in the open air where the pressure (atmospheric) is constant; the second, confined, as in a closed chamber where the volume is constant. The same amount of heat energy is liberated in each case, but in the unconfined explosion, a certain amount is used as work energy in pushing back the surrounding air, and therefore is lost as heat. In a confined explosion, where the explosive volume is small (such as occurs in the powder chamber of a firearm), practically all the heat of explosion is conserved as useful energy. If the quantity of heat liberated at constant volume under adiabatic conditions is calculated and converted from heat units to equivalent work units, the potential or capacity for work results.
Therefore, ifQ represents the total quantity of heat given off by a mole of explosive of 15°C and constant pressure (atmospheric); Q represents the total heat given off by a mole of explosive at 15°C and constant volume; and W represents the work energy expended in pushing back the surrounding air in an unconfined explosion and thus is not available as net theoretical heat;
Then, because of the conversion of energy to work in the constant pressure case,Q = Q + W
from which the value of Q may be determined. Subsequently, the potential of a mole of an explosive may be calculated. Using this value, the potential for any other weight of explosive may be determined by simple proportion.
Using the principle of the initial and final state, and heat of formation table (resulting from experimental data), the heat released at constant pressure may be readily calculated.m n Q = vQ - vQ 1 1
where:Q = heat of formation of product i at constant pressure Q = heat of formation of reactant k at constant pressure v = number of moles of each product/reactants (m is the number of products and n the number of reactants)
The work energy expended by the gaseous products of detonation is expressed by:W = P dv
With pressure constant and negligible initial volume, this expression reduces to:W = P·V
Since heats of formation are calculated for standard atmospheric pressure (101 325 Pa, where 1 Pa = 1 N/m²) and 15°C, V is the volume occupied by the product gases under these conditions. At this pointW/mol = (101 325 N/m²)(23.63 l/mol)(1 m³/1000 l) = 2394 N·m/mol = 2394 J/mol
and by applying the appropriate conversion factors, work can be converted to units of kilocalories.W/mol = 0.572 kcal/mol
Once the chemical reaction has been balanced, one can calculate the volume of gas produced and the work of expansion. With this completed, the calculations necessary to determine potential may be accomplished.
For TNT:CH(NO)CH → 6CO + 2.5H + 1.5N + C
for 10 mol
Then:Q = 6(26.43) – 16.5 = 142.08 kcal/mol
Note: Elements in their natural state (H, O, N, C, etc.) are used as the basis for heat of formation tables and are assigned a value of zero. See table 12-2.Q = 142.08 + 0.572(10) = 147.8 kcal/mol
As previously stated, Q converted to equivalent work units is the potential of the explosive. (MW = Molecular Weight of Explosive)Potential = Q kcal/mol × 4185 J/kcal × 10 g/kg × 1 mol/(mol·g) Potential = Q (4.185 × 10) J/(mol·kg)
For TNT,Potential = 147.8 (4.185 × 10)/227.1 = 2.72 × 10 J/kg
Rather than tabulate such large numbers, in the field of explosives, TNT is taken as the standard explosive, and others are assigned strengths relative to that of TNT. The potential of TNT has been calculated above to be 2.72 × 10 J/kg. Relative strength (RS) may be expressed asR.S. = Potential of Explosive/(2.72 × 10)
The relative strength of two systems of formal logic can be defined via model theory. Specifically, a logic α is said to be as strong as a logic β if every elementary class in β is an elementary class in α.
Strength was a Japanese hardcore band formed in Sendai, Japan. They played not only in their hometown Sendai but also in numerous places such as Tokyo and Osaka. They are known as one of the earliest bands who formed basis of the Sendai hardcore Merauder.
Strength is the second studio album by American rock band Enuff Z'nuff. The band had positive momentum at the time of the album's release, including an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as Rolling Stone Magazine calling them "The Hot Band Of 1991." Although Strength quickly entered the British charts at #56, the album only peaked at a quiet #143 in the United States. Despite selling fewer copies than their debut record, the album is often seen as a fan favorite of the band's releases. The song "Time To Let You Go" would later be covered by both The Wildhearts and Paul Gilbert.
In 2007, lead singer and guitarist of Enuff Z'nuff, Donnie Vie, released the album Extra Strength, an acoustic reworking of the 1991 recording. Strength was re-issued June 2011 in Japan on the SHM-CD format.
Strength is the second studio album from The Alarm. It was released in 1985 on IRS Records. The single "Strength" was released before the album, reaching No.40 in the UK singles chart. This was followed after the album release by "Spirit of '76", which reached No.22 and saw the band on Top of the Pops and various other TV stations. Finally, "Knife Edge" was released, just failing to reach the Top 40.
The album was released initially on vinyl LP, vinyl picture disc and cassette. As technology improved, a CD version was released.
An extended re-mastered version was also released, including extra tracks. Released in 2000, the remastered edition featured a revised track listings, b-sides and previously unreleased recordings, new and original artwork, unseen photos, lyrics, sleeve notes by Mike Peters and interactive programming information to play the album in its original form.
Alt-Strength is the full demos set, released on a double-cd set on 12 November 2001.
Usage examples of "strength".
Although he suspected the accusatory look resulted more from frustration than anger, when Marguerite merely shrugged and laid back against her pillow, Germaine concluded they had taxed her limited strength enough for one day.
The scene in Tokyo Bay, coming in the wake of the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, offered a stunning lesson in the kind of material strength and affluence that might be attained under American-style democracy.
So desperate indeed did the situation of the son of Theodosius appear, to those who were the best acquainted with his strength and resources, that Jovius and Valens, his minister and his general, betrayed their trust, infamously deserted the sinking cause of their benefactor, and devoted their treacherous allegiance to the service of his more fortunate rival.
The enemy strength south of Caen astride the Falaise road is now very great, and greater than anywhere else on whole Allied front.
His hands were huge, and though they appeared to have the strength to squeeze a cannonball in two, they were amazingly gentle, and the slim clay pipe seemed like a fragile bird between them.
I could see there was no chance on earth of its being intercepted, my hands were reaching out for the barrel of cider on the trestle by my side, and the tinkling of the shattered ampoule was still echoing in shocked silence in that tiny little room when I smashed down the barrel with all the strength of my arms and body exactly on the spot where the glass had made contact.
Remember, in union there is strength, and that Union which has been cemented by the blood of our gallant brothers must be eternal, and let that man be anathemized and banned who with lying lip or evil heart would dare to weaken or dissolve it.
There was in her gesture an unconscious yearning, a mute and anguished appeal, as though from the oppressions of human character to the broad strength of nature, that was not lost on Delafield.
Quickly and with the strength of my annoyance did I use the haft portion of the spear to rap sharply at the shin of first Ceralt and then Mehrayn, ending their exchange and sending them back from each other with yelps of pain.
In cases where there is prolapsus or falling of the womb, or Anteversion or Retroversion, or other displacements the use of the Antiseptic and Healing Suppositories will be found to be of great benefit in giving strength to the supports of the womb and its appendages.
Aureolus, doubtful of his internal strength, and hopeless of foreign succors already anticipated the fatal consequences of unsuccessful rebellion.
They are not only clumsy and childish designs ill executed, but they are rendered unintelligible to all save the initiated in such hieroglyphics, by offering an elaborate ground-work of type, antitype, and symbol, on which the artist probably spent a large part of his strength.
She it was who taught us not only the way to change dry wood into a suitable pulp, the kind of size to be used, how to waterproof and give the paper strength, but many more marvelous details appertaining to the manufacture of paper which in their ramifications have proved of inestimable benefit and service to the human race.
Antiseptic and Healing Suppositories, applying one every third night After having first cleansed the vagina and neck of the womb thoroughly by the use of warm water and soap as an injection, will prove of great benefit in giving strength to the supports of the womb and its appendages.
Nobunaga built his palace and castle, which as regards architecture, strength, wealth and grandeur may well be compared with the greatest buildings of Europe.