noun \in-ˈdr-ən(t)s, -ˈdyr-, 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

Full Definition of ENDURANCE

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

  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>

First Known Use of ENDURANCE

15th century

Rhymes with ENDURANCE


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