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endurance

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noun en·dur·ance \in-ˈdu̇r-ən(t)s, -ˈdyu̇r-, en-\

Simple Definition of endurance

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of endurance

  1. 1 :  permanence, duration <the endurance of the play's importance>

  2. 2 :  the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially :  the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity <a marathon runner's endurance>

  3. 3 :  the act or an instance of enduring or suffering <endurance of many hardships>

Examples of endurance in a sentence

  1. The exercise program is designed to increase both strength and endurance.

  2. <the endurance of his love for his wife was not arrested even by her death>



15th Century

First Known Use of endurance

15th century

Rhymes with endurance



ENDURANCE Defined for Kids

endurance

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noun en·dur·ance \in-ˈdu̇r-əns, -ˈdyu̇r-\

Definition of endurance for Students

  1. :  the ability to put up with strain, suffering, or hardship <The long hike tested our endurance.>





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