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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English stearc

Adjective

stark (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
stark

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. (obsolete) hard, firm; obdurate.
  2. severe; violent; fierce (now usually in describing the weather)
  3. (archaic) strong; vigorous; powerful.
  4. stiff, rigid
    His body was already stiff and stark.
  5. hard in appearance; barren, desolate
    I picked my way forlornly through the stark, sharp rocks.
  6. complete, absolute, full
    I screamed in stark terror.

Adverb

stark (not comparable)

Positive
stark

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. starkly; entirely, absolutely
    He's gone stark, staring mad.
    She was just standing there, stark naked.

Verb

Infinitive
to stark

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to stark (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete except in dialects) To stiffen.
  2. (Publishing) To edit mercilessly with an iron hand
    Laurie needs to stark this asap.

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German

Etymology

Old High German stark

Pronunciation

Adjective

stark (comparative stärker, superlative am stärksten)

  1. strong

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *starkaz, whence also Old English stearc, Old Norse sterkr

Adjective

stark

  1. strong

Swedish

Etymology

Old Norse sterkr

Pronunciation

Adjective

Inflections of
stark
Absolute Comparative Superlative
Attributive Predicative
Indefinite
singular
Common stark starkare starkast
Neuter starkt
Definite
singular
Masc. starke starkaste
All starka starkaste
Plural starka starkaste

stark

  1. strong; able to use great force
  2. strong; capable of withstanding great physical force
  3. strong; highly stimulating to the senses
    starkt ljus = strong light
  4. spicy, hot; with a biting taste
  5. strong; having a high concentration of an essential; possibly alcohol
    starkt kaffe = strong coffee
  6. (grammar) strong
  7. (military) strong; not easily subdued or taken

Related terms

Synonyms

able to use great force
capable of withstanding force
spicy
having intense odor or flavor

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