strong of character: such as BRAVE, BOLD - FIRM, DETERMINED. physically or materially strong: STURDY, VIGOROUS - STAUNCH, ENDURING - sturdily constructed: SUBSTANTIAL. FORCEFUL. bulky in body: FAT. broad in proportion to length: large in diameter. a very dark, full-bodied ale with a distinctive malty flavor that is typically brewed with unmalted roasted barley. a fat person. a clothing size designed for the large figure.