strength

(redirected from Strenght)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.
Related to Strenght: Strength and Weakness

strength

[streŋkth]
(acoustics)
The maximum instantaneous rate of volume displacement produced by a sound source when emitting a wave with sinusoidal time variation.
(mechanics)
The stress at which material ruptures or fails.

strength

Of a material, the capability of the material to resist physical forces imposed on it.

Strength

See also Brawniness.
Strife (See DISCORD.)
Stubbornness (See OBSTINACY.)
acorn
heraldic symbol of strength. [Heraldry: Jobes, 27]
Atlas
Titan condemned to bear heavens on shoulders. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 38]
Atlas, Charles
(1892–1972) 20th-century strongman; went from “98-pound weakling” to “world’s strongest man.” [Am. Sports: Amory, 38–39]
Babe
Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
Bionic Man
superman of the technological age. [TV: “The Six Million Dollar Man” in Terrace, II: 294–295]
buffalo
heraldic symbol of power. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
Bunyan, Paul
legendary woodsman of prodigious strength. [Am. Folklore: Paul Bunyan]
Cyclopes
one-eyed giants; builders of fortifications. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 346]
Hercules
his twelve labors revealed his godlike powers. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 122]
Katinka, the Powerful
a female Man Mountain Dean. [Am. Comics: “Toonerville Folks” in Horn, 668]
Little John
oak of a man in Robin Hood’s band. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
meginjardir
Thor’s belt; doubled his power. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1076]
Milo of Croton
renowned athlete. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 209]
Polydamas
huge athlete who killed a fierce lion with his bare hands, stopped a rushing chariot, lifted a mad bull, and died attempting to stop a falling rock. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 801]
Samson
possessed extraordinary might which derived from hair. [O.T.: Judges 16:17]
Superman
caped superhero and modern-day Hercules. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
References in periodicals archive ?
Not all paraplegics are ablt to participate in therapeutic riding because of lack of lower-muscle strenght.
that neither institutions nor friends can make a race stand unless it has strenght in its own legs - that there is no power in the world which can be relied upon to help the weak against the strong or the simple against the wise - that races, like individuals, must stand or fall by their own merits - that all the prayers of Christendom cannot stop the force of a single bullet, divest arsenic of poison, or suspend any law of nature.
Medium bending strength, stiffness, high shock resistance and crushing strenght.
As it does on a number of occasions the study switches between the General Court and parliament, examining the key players, the administrative organization, and offering a birds-eye view of how each crisis affected their positions of strenght relative to one another.
Carlett's predominant theme in her sculpture and prints is Black woman's strenght, dignity and pride.
The secret to SPIDER's strenght lies in the Stewart Platform, a device developed 30 years ago for airplane simulators.
Thus the strenght of Prodigal Son lies in both its intended and unintended manifestations of the moral fervor Balanchine implied and communicated in his work to the dancers and the viewers.
Referring to E&MJ's March 1991 copper-review article's theme, Strachan commented, "the strenght of copper is surprising.
The important thing is that you re-awaken the strenght and joy inside.
The tendency for customers to specify both strenght (ASTM specifications) and hardness (SAE specifications) results from design requirements for performance (high strenght), manufacturing requirements for ease of machining (low hardness) and a low cost test method.
The incidence of side effects was the same regardless of the strenght of the vaccine, and for both groups the side effect rate was less than for full-term infants.