(||Strom"bus) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A genus of marine gastropods in which the shell has
the outer lip dilated into a broad wing. It includes many large and handsome species commonly called
conch shells, or conchs. See Conch.
(Stro"mey`er*ite) n. [So named from the German chemist Friedrich Stromeyer.] (Min.) A
steel-gray mineral of metallic luster. It is a sulphide of silver and copper.
(Strond) n. Strand; beach. [Obs.] Shak.
(Strong) a. [Compar. Stronger ; superl. Strongest ] [AS. strang, strong; akin to D. & G. streng
strict, rigorous, OHG. strengi strong, brave, harsh, Icel. strangr strong, severe, Dan. streng, Sw. sträng
strict, severe. Cf. Strength, Stretch, String.]
1. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily
That our oxen may be strong to labor.Ps. cxliv. 14.
Orses the strong to greater strength must yield.Dryden.
2. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong
constitution; strong health.
3. Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily
subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town.
4. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
5. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.
6. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.
7. Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind
was strong from the northeast; a strong tide.
8. Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the
kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example;
9. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.
Her mother, ever strong against that match.Shak.
10. Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder
or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee.
11. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.
12. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.
13. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat. Heb. v. 12.
14. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.
15. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears.Heb. v. 7.