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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]
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She has been a pillar of strength for all the family and was an absolutely fantastic character.
Mrs Law was a pillar of strength while her husband fought cancer and he has vowed he will be at her side in her time of need.
Since I can remember mum was always there for my brother, my dad and I, not only doing the usual chores that arise when you are living with three males but being a pillar of strength when times are hard," he says.
Mrs Boyd (right) has been a pillar of strength to her granddaughter.
The film, with cinematography by the great Gregg Toland, boasts a number of fine performances, notably by Jane Darwell as the pillar of strength Ma Joad, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress, and John Carradine as a discouraged former preacher who finds a new spirit as he fights against injustice.
She has touched the hearts and lives of so many people and was a pillar of strength during this country's darkest times.
For the second straight game, Go was a pillar of strength for Ateneo, fighting off FEU big men Prince Orizu and Raymar Jose in the shaded area, just as he made life difficult for La Salle's Ben Mbala.
EMMERDALE (ITV) WHEN he's not disowning her or threatening her with violence, Cain can usually be counted on to be there for Charity, and he's proving to be a pillar of strength during his cousin's court case.
Jesus Tena 7 Another pillar of strength in defence.
The trade relations have been a pillar of strength to a number of countries in the African continent hence the need for such agreements to be renewed.
Fountain of wisdom, a pillar of strength, and a beacon of hope for all those fighting for a just and equitable world order.