General Science


  • noun the ability of wheat flour to produce a yeasted dough capable of retaining carbon dioxide bubbles until the proteins in the bubble walls become relatively rigid, which happens at about 75° C. The milling quality of wheat is measured by the Hagberg test.


  • noun the ability of a material to take pressure or support a load
  • noun the degree of clarity and volume of a signal
  • noun the degree of dilution of a liquid
  • noun the speed and force of a wind


  • noun the fact of being strong, or being at a high level


  • See compressive strength, fatigue strength, flexural strength, shear strength, splitting tensile strength, tensile strength, ultimate strength, and yield strength.


  • noun a state of being strong or in large numbers
  • noun the number of troops, aircraft, ships or vehicles available to a grouping

Origin & History of “strength”

Strength is of course closely related to strong. It was formed in prehistoric Germanic (as *stranggithō) from the ancestor of modern English strong. The verb strengthen was coined from it in the 13th century.