Translation of strength in Spanish:

strength

fuerza(s), n.

Pronunciation: /strɛŋ(k)θ//strɛŋkθ//strɛŋθ/

noun

  • 1

    • A great power possesses economic, diplomatic, and military strength and influence, and its interests extend beyond its own borders.
    • They would then possess better strength and power to anticipate negative elements around them, he added.
    • The United States possesses unprecedented - and unequaled - strength and influence in the world.
    • Throughout the 1990s the indigenous movement grew in political strength and influence.
    • The solution is a world government with a full legislature, courts, and enough military strength to enforce its power.
    • It has become an area of manipulation rather than one of organised power and strength, which is frustrating.
    • Yet many commanded large bodies of troops and simultaneously embodied real political strength and power.
    • Ms Halliskog certainly had strength, dominance and power, but she'd end up turning everyone against her.
    • The architects were told to project an image of financial strength and strong corporate identity and to dominate the Bund.
    • Pakistan aligned itself to China, the only regional power that matched India's military strength.
    • Their influence and financial strength became paramount during the last three decades of the nineteenth century.
    • They disposed of them without much trouble, because their enemies had no organization or strength in any type of numbers.
    • Certainly business has been down in London, but the group has a strong regional strength.
    • America lacks the political and military strength to go it alone in every instance.
    • In Japan, he sees political parties solely occupied in securing power and preoccupied in increasing strength and influence.
    • The Irish possessed a strength of numbers, influence, and confidence beyond their fellow Irish in North America and elsewhere.
    • Another source of outfitter strength is their political organization.
    • Is commercial power more important than military strength?
    • We've got a lot of work to do, but there's also a lot of strength and power when people get organized.
    • However, not all of the efforts to undermine the political strength of the Muslim organisations have been successful.
    • Our strength is knowing about complex planning laws.
    • However, its main strength is its potential to provide an overarching political framework that will enable a wide range of goals to become achievable.
    • The institution's greatest strength is its capacity to provide a key focus of identity through its strong social organization.
    • In short, when it comes to moral discourse, the apparent weakness of religious belief is its strength.
    • And in fact, the film's potential strength lies in its undermining of such bravado.
    • However, Pierre's real strength lies in his ability to force a response from his readers.
    • Experts have documented the strengths and weaknesses of the different analytical approaches.
    • But at the end of the day, everyone has their own unique attributes and strengths that drive them forward.
    • In some ways the collection's diversity is its strength, demonstrating the multifarious meanings and reaches of the medium.
    • The book's strengths include the quality and range of the reproductions utilized.
    • America's economic strengths lie in qualities that are hard to distill into simple statistics or trends.
    • The book's strength is its convincing argument that religious groups often act like a single organism.
    • The company's true strength lies in its potential as an integrated shipping and logistics firm.
    • It is illustrative of Deacon's strength in the close analysis and exposure of shoddy arguments.
    • It is a strength when his argument is based on its most concrete evidence: those plays for which full texts and some records survive.
    • In fact its strength is in its complete willingness to give up.
    • As you might expect, he believes his physical attributes are his greatest strengths.
    • Shteir dwells much more on the lives of actual striptease artists than on windy abstractions or academic arguments, and this is the book's great strength.
    • This advantage could be attributed to strengths in pubic, private and civil society.
    • Around 70 special constables are also needed to take the force to full strength.
    • In legal terms, these numbers don't count against the Army's end strength.
    • At present the service is nine per cent below strength.
    • Chief Constable Michael Todd hopes to increase his force's strength from 7,400 to 8,000 in the next financial year.
    • At full strength, it will have about 600 students, with 130 new entrants each year.
    • We have got more than half the deployable strength of the U.S. Army there.
    • They have no serious injury problems and hope to be at full strength for this crucial meeting with Knockmore.
    • There were plans to bring the total strength of forces to 300,000 personnel and 700 aircraft.
    • He was confident that he would be able to move his corps up to concentrate in overwhelming strength over the next 24 hours, and decided to attack.
    • Throughout the four years it could have had greater and more immediate success if it had not been forced to lose strength to other theatres.
    • We have never been at full strength for quite some time.
    • Some members of Congress are seeking to permanently increase the Army's end strength.
    • Another two Army battalions would be sent to the district to add strength to the existing forces for the operation.
    • The plan states that the army's numerical strength should be brought down to 42,100 people by 2004.
    • If police can cut crime with their present manpower levels, imagine what they could achieve at full strength.
    • That worked when the Army end strength was considerably larger than it is today.
    • Gehlen lied about Soviet military strengths and intentions, helping to create the cold war.
    • Fortunately, Stackpole Community Council remains at full strength and a recent vacancy attracted interest from more than one candidate.
    • The total strength of the armed forces in 1998 was 104,000 active members and 35,000 reserves.
    • Meanwhile, the ousted forces have regained strength in the country's south east.
    • Ballinakill were now back at full strength having been reduced to 14, midway through the opening half.
    • A U.S. commitment to Europe in corps strength is still necessary despite the reduced threat level in Europe.
    • We survived with just two till our son arrived and then succumbed to peer pressure and raised their strength to three.
    • It takes an army with adequate strength and a solid operational plan, however, to actually pull off such a campaign in any era.
    • US military intelligence cannot even tell the true nature, composition and strength of the guerrilla forces confronting them.
    • Upon mobilization, reservists brought the standing units up to wartime strength and held the potential for fifteen reserve divisions.
    • He was always concerned about the inadequate strength of the German army.
    • They should be at full strength with the exception of Lee McTigue who sits out the second game of his two-match ban.
    • As a result the potential Republican strength is maintained at 20 seats, with a Democratic advantage built into 33 seats.
    • Other nations might think twice when facing the force of overwhelming strength.
    • The French had concentrated much of their strength in the Red River Delta.
    • At full strength, 800 will be based in the town, and the remainder will handle logistics from neighbouring Uganda.
    • They allowed their forces to gather strength and experience kicking the Germans out of Africa, then Sicily, then up the Italian Peninsula.
    • Stanley's squad will be at full strength apart from Ged Brannan, still recovering from a rib injury.
    • There is a feeling that the numerical strength of the armed forces is dwindling and that the Navy, too, is feeling the pinch.
    • Their wartime combat strength level remains practically unchanged.
    • 1.1

      (feminine plural) (physical energy) fuerza(s)
      (health) fortaleza física feminine
      with all my strength con todas mis fuerzas
      • he doesn't know his own strength! ¡no tiene conciencia de su propia fuerza!
      • his strength failed him le fallaron las fuerzas
      • you must rest now to get your strength back ahora tienes que descansar para recuperarte / para recobrar las fuerzas
      • to save one's strength ahorrar (las) energías
      • She was skilful and fast but he had the advantage of physical strength.
      • He used the physical strength of his opponent to his advantage and made him fall to the ground under his own weight.
      • ‘We are trying to build up Rose's strength before she has any more chemotherapy,’ said Mrs Worrall.
      • Hill work makes athletes strong and strength is what a good cross-country runner needs.
      • These exercises are not designed to build muscles and physical strength like western sport.
      • Wily, wiry and strong, Duffield's strength in a finish has been a welcome sight for punters over four decades.
      • Outpatient physical therapy will help build up strength and endurance.
      • Male advantages in physical strength and spatial skills were probably more useful in the past.
      • She's done with physical therapy and working on building her muscle strength.
      • He was a very strong worker and had enormous physical strength, yet he was soft spoken and very gentle.
      • It is hard on the muscle, but you build a lot of strength.
      • The forwards are not lacking in skill and spirit but their lack of physical strength may prove detrimental against a stronger outfit.
      • His strength and other physical qualities already outmatch those of normal humans, but they are far from complete.
      • It seems oddly ironic that one could build an exterior of strength, that being strong seems strangely easier than being weak.
      • He was twice his build and physical strength was something he need not fear from the captain.
      • When the game has moved on in terms of speed, skill and physical strength, and new fouls have flourished, the rulebook needs an update.
      • It's only when you're doing it that you realise waiting takes stamina, strength and a strong will.
      • Certainly his physical skill and strength may improve for 10 or 20 years.
      • They also use this strength to physically wear down the opposition.
      • Its one disadvantage was that it demanded great physical strength and skill, which could only be developed through years of training.

    • 1.2(emotional, mental)

      fortaleza feminine
      (in adversity) fortaleza feminine
      (in adversity) entereza feminine
      he prayed for strength to withstand temptation rezó pidiendo fortaleza para resistir la tentación
      • strength of will fuerza de voluntad
      • strength of character firmeza de carácter
      • strength of purpose determinación
      • give me strength! ¡Señor, dame fuerzas / paciencia!
      • He didn't know that she possessed that kind of strength in her.
      • That's nothing to do with fitness or skill levels; it's all about mental strength and we have been found wanting at times.
      • We want you to know we support you completely and appreciate your strength.
      • Berbizier castigated them after Paris, saying that it was more a lack of mental strength than an absence of fitness that saw them beaten.
      • He was important because of the love he inspired and the inner strength he possessed.
      • If people can get strength from a belief and use that to do good in society, then who am I to mock them for believing in something I do not believe in.
      • For me, I just need strength to get through the unknown road ahead.
      • Those with the mental strength to accept responsibility are rare.
      • In truth, she knew he probably did indeed possess that strength but it made her feel a little better by trying to bruise his male ego.
      • In which situations did you receive strength to face difficulties?
      • Her faith was a central part of her long life and through it she found much peace, strength and contentment.
      • Those who possess that inner strength will feel compelled to spread the word in any way they can for as long as they live.
      • He said they've demonstrated enormous strength and resolve and courage.
      • Today, your action demonstrates great moral strength and upholds this vision despite external intervention.
      • She is a woman discovering the extent of her strength and resolve.
      • In emotional and mental strength she far supersedes a man.
      • She is a woman who appreciates and prefers other women's culture, their emotional flexibility and strength.
      • Comparing footballers' mental strength with ours is like comparing their fitness levels with ours.
      • Visitors who came to the point by land, and wanting to reach the beach from that approach, needed a large amount of strength and bravery to get there.
      • Many of us who were close to Pavel know first hand the kind of strength and courage he demonstrated when he confronted his illness.

  • 2

    (of economy, currency)
    solidez feminine
    political/military strength poderío político/militar
    • the independence movement is growing / gaining in strength el movimiento independentista es cada día más fuerte
    • a show of strength una demostración / exhibición de fuerza / de poderío
    • to negotiate from (a position of) strength negociar desde una posición fuerte
  • 3

    • 3.1

      (of materials) resistencia feminine
      (of wind, current) fuerza feminine
      (of drug, solution) concentración feminine
      (of tea, coffee) lo fuerte
      (of alcoholic drink) graduación feminine
      • Aircraft cable is best for this because it has greater tensile strength and can be pulled tighter.
      • Full strength nutrient solution was used from transplanting to heading, and three-quarter strength was used thereafter.
      • Testing laboratories will check the entire chain, from source to the finished product, for size and strength.
      • We just had a wind gust report down there on the coast of hurricane force strength.
      • The compressive yield strength of magnesium alloys is defined as the stress necessary to produce 0.2 per cent permanent set.
      • Moreover, the fibers have greater tensile strength than those in standard fiberglass insulation.
      • An increase in tensile and yield strength at low temperature is characteristic of metals and alloys in general.
      • This means that the float has a fine tip that is better for bite detection yet has a thickish body to increase shot capacity and add strength.
      • The black market also makes judging the drug's strength impossible, making overdose a high likelihood.
      • This is important because these fibers have the greatest potential for growth and strength.
      • Brackets are fabricated in an 80,000 psi yield strength steel and the mounting plates in 50,000 psi steel.
      • The average strength of the magnetic field carried by the solar wind depends on solar location as well.
      • The drink is brewed at St James's Gate in Dublin but is designed to match the taste and strength of the beer Nigerians drink at home.
      • In addition to the extra strength and added capacity, the little gun has a unique feel in double-action shooting.
      • And two powerful storms are gaining strength as they barrel toward land tonight.
      • In practice, even if patients were to take the wrong strength of these drugs it would make only a small difference, but for more toxic medicines it could prove fatal.
      • The bone tissue is normal with a normal shape but it has lost mass and density and so lacks sufficient strength to withstand the forces which normally occur in daily life.
      • As a hurricane gains strength, its barometric pressure reading drops.
      • The addition of salty water increased the unconfined compressive strength of the clay soil.
      • The strength of an alcoholic drink is indicated by the percentage of alcohol by volume.
      • Drinks should be much more clearly labelled with their strength - in particular the seemingly innocuous alcopops.
      • A unit is roughly equivalent to a small glass of wine or half a pint of beer of average strength.
      • In this respect, oak and hickory became valuable not only for their size and strength, but also for their resistance.
      • Spirit drinks will be taxed per hectolitre of pure alcohol instead of per degree of alcoholic strength.
      • It will give the name of drug, strength, manufacturer, and physical description.
      • Shear strength is the capacity of a material to resist these internal and external forces.
      • Bracing variables include wind pressure, strength of masonry, type of system, and type of strut anchorage.
      • Compaction reduces the permeability of the soil and increases its shear strength and bearing capacity.
      • It exceeds the elastic strength pressure and permissible pressure.
      • Cellulose and ligin combine in wood to give it strength and resistance to pressure.
      • Grape sugars, for example, determine the possible potential alcoholic strength of the wine.
      • Subsequently, wrought iron, having superior tensile strength, replaced cast iron in framing buildings.
      • The clostridium virus is believed to have come from dirt used to cut the drug to reduce its strength.
      • Without a doubt, that honour goes to the signal strength indicator.
      • Similar considerations to those we have just given show that the weak force changes in effective strength as the energy at which it is measured increases.
      • They believe full strength preparations of these substances generally damage the body in the long run.
      • Fatigue strength of butt welds is very low.
      • The amount of substance dissolved in another substance is the concentration, or strength, of the solution.
      • For colds and flu this is fairly straightforward and will depend on the potency or strength of the remedy.
      • Make your coffee double strength, using two level tablespoons of coffee per three ounces of cold water.
      • The high strength arises because molecular chains that are packed in a closer, more orderly manner cohere more avidly.

    • 3.2

      (of sound, light) potencia feminine
      (of emotions) intensidad feminine
      (of spices) lo fuerte
      • Is friendship really only a mechanism for testing the objective strength and adequacy of belief?
      • Not being politicians, they can fail to recognise the strength of local feeling.
      • Our main finding is that strength of spiritual belief is an important predictor of bereavement outcome.
      • Future research should explore the mechanisms through which inconsistency influences attitude strength.
      • With that strength of belief, all we needed was a break.
      • Speculation that China may adjust its own currency peg and allow the yuan to rise has also lent strength to the belief that Malaysia might follow suit.
      • By the same token, councillors ignore local strength of feeling at their peril.
      • The strength of her belief, of her conviction, warped the dream around her.

    • 3.3(of magnet, lens)

      potencia feminine

    • 3.4

      (of argument, evidence) lo convincente
      (of protests) lo enérgico
      we employed her on the strength of his recommendation la contratamos basándonos en su recomendación
      • on the strength of that performance she was offered a part in the movie esa actuación le valió la oferta de un papel en la película
      • The strength of antifascism convinced many conservatives that support for fascism was risky.
      • With the UN solution's credibility battered, the argument for Kosovo's independence is gathering strength.
      • It may also add strength to the argument for a move away from the current structure of 43 separate forces.
      • When these are open to discussion, the idea is already questionable and has lost its force and strength.
      • When we take the emotional argument, or social argument, we see that, clearly, there is no strength to that argument.
      • Many of you commented and added strength to the arguments (thanks again for that).
      • The growth in margins and profits certainly appears to give strength to O'Leary's argument.
      • The ability to see the form and strength of an argument can prevent us from being confused or misled by those who know how to manipulate us.
      • Also, addressing people by correct name and title may put more strength to your argument.
      • The strength of the argument lies in its concern for the welfare of citizens in general.
      • We had restrictions on our view as to our strength of argument under the warranty.
      • As always, Duncan started by addressing the strength in the opposing argument.
      • Initially I thought there was considerable strength in this argument.
      • Part of its strength has been the extent to which it has satisfied theses that in fact seem to be the very substance of the doctrine opposed to it.
      • The strength of the argument, however, lies not in its ability to convince but in what it removes.
      • The apparent strength of the former argument is that it appears to have been confirmed by events.
      • The strength of the evidence supporting any warrant is a matter for the courts to determine.

  • 4

    (strong point)
    virtud feminine
    punto fuerte masculine
    the strengths and weaknesses of the play las virtudes y defectos de la obra
    • from strength to strength
    • the firm has gone from strength to strength since she took over la empresa ha tenido un éxito tras otro desde que ella está al frente
    • his career seems to be going from strength to strength su carrera marcha viento en popa
  • 5

    (number)
    número masculine
    Military (masculine plural) efectivos
    the strength of the workforce has fallen by 50% el número de trabajadores ha descendido en un 50%
    • they have a peacetime strength of 100,000 men en tiempo de paz tienen 100.000 efectivos militares
    • we're below / under strength at the moment en este momento mucha gente está ausente
    • their fans were there in strength sus hinchas estaban allí en bloque / en masa
    • is he on the strength? ¿forma parte del personal?