Definition of endurance
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 : the act or an instance of enduring or suffering endurance of many hardships
Examples of endurance in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of endurance from the Web
A: Athletes have been using tart cherry juice for post-exercise muscle pain, to reduce inflammation and to promote endurance (Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, June 2014).
For example, in an endurance test of high-level diplomacy, Merkel managed to host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi between Trump and Li’s visits.
The highlight of his career was coming in first place in his class — and 23rd over all — driving a Porsche 906 chassis at the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in Sebring, Fla., in 1970, Bobby Rahal said.
The contest is a high-profile, high-pressure endurance test as much as a nerd spelling match.
As his mileage mounts, a panoramic portrait emerges, not of the breathtaking alpine backdrop or of the author’s endurance but of the emotional landscape created by the fellowship of hikers.
His endurance is spectacular enough to accommodate that, but doing so while carrying the offense and checking Durant would come with heavy repercussions.
Since the legs account for 65 percent of the throwing motion, systemic (cardiovascular) and local muscle fatigue (muscular endurance) can spell the downfall of the best MLB pitcher - much less a 9-14 year old kid.
The Lakers hired Gunnar Peterson, who counts celebrities among his past clientele, to be their director of strength and endurance.
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First Known Use of endurance
ENDURANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of endurance for English Language Learners
: 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
ENDURANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of endurance for Students
: the ability to put up with strain, suffering, or hardship The long hike tested our endurance.
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