n. The property of being strong; force; power.n. In inanimate things, the property by which they sustain the application of force without breaking or yielding: as, the strength of a bone; the strength of a beam; the strength of a wall; the strength of a rope.n. Hence Power or vigor of any kind; ability; capacity for work or effective action, whether physical, intellectual, or moral: as, strength of grasp or stroke; strength of mind, memory, or judgment; strength of feeling (that is, not intensity but effectiveness of emotion).n. One who or that which is regarded as an embodiment of force or strength; that on which confidence or reliance is firmly set; stay; support; security.n. Force; violence; vehemence; intensity.n. Degree of the distinguishing or essential element or constituent; the power to produce sensible effects on other bodies; potency: said of liquors and the like: as, the strength of an acid; the strength of wine or spirits; the strength of a potion or a poison.n. Force as measured or stated in figures; amount or numbers of any collective body, as of an army or a fleet: as, a play adapted to the whole strength of the company; the full strength of a regiment.n. Available force or backing, as of a candidate: as, his strength is greatest in the cities.n. Force proceeding from motion and proportioned to it; vehemence; impetuosity: as, the strength of a current of air or water; the strength of a charge of cavalry.n. A stronghold.n. In colors, the relative property possessed by a pigment of imparting a color to and modifying the shade of any other pigment to which it is added.n. In the fine arts, boldness of conception or treatment.n. In soap-making. See the quotation.n. Synonyms Force, etc. See power.To strengthen.n. In milling, the bread-making quality of flour; the adhesive quality of the gluten in the flour. This, when the flour is made into dough, causes the dough to retain the carbonic-acid gas which results from the reaction of the yeast, and gives the dough greater power to rise and make a larger and finer loaf.