en·dur·ance noun \in-ˈdu̇r-ən(t)s, -ˈdyu̇r-, en-\
: the ability to do something difficult for a long time
: the ability to deal with pain or suffering that continues for a long time
: the quality of continuing for a long time
: the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially : the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity <a marathon runner's endurance>
: the act or an instance of enduring or suffering <endurance of many hardships>
Examples of ENDURANCE
- The exercise program is designed to increase both strength and endurance.
- <the endurance of his love for his wife was not arrested even by her death>
First Known Use of ENDURANCE
Related to ENDURANCE
- abidance, ceaselessness, continuance, continuity, continuousness, durability, duration, continuation, persistence, subsistence
- cessation, close, discontinuance, discontinuity, end, ending, expiration, finish, stoppage, surcease, termination
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