stam·i·na | \ ˈsta-mə-nə \

Definition of stamina 

Examples of stamina in a Sentence

Do you have the stamina to finish the job?

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Labas' comeback continues: Bit by bit, LSU freshman pitcher AJ Labas has built his stamina while rehabbing from back surgery. Ron Higgins,, "LSU hammers Nicholls pitching in a 10-1 victory," 3 Apr. 2018 Then Medvedeva broke a bone in her right foot last fall, missed training time and two important competitions and perhaps never fully regaining her stamina. Anchorage Daily News, "Figure skater Alina Zagitova wins Russia’s first gold medal," 23 Feb. 2018 Yacabonis, who admittedly struggles with stamina, craved contact to keep his pitch count down. Katherine Fominykh,, "Three months after disastrous debut, Orioles' Jimmy Yacabonis gets a do-over vs. Yankees," 10 July 2018 Decreased stamina, reluctance to perform previously normal actions, and resistance to touch can all signal joint pain. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "A painful truth: One-fifth of dogs, many cats develop osteoarthritis," 30 May 2018 Youth sports tryouts test stamina and resilience for parents as well as athletes. Eliza Mcgraw,, "It's tryout season. Here are lessons parents can help kids learn through this pressure-filled time.," 19 May 2018 Zagitova became the second-youngest women's skater to win Olympic gold with a program of shrewd design, remarkable stamina, precise jumping and youthful certainty. Anchorage Daily News, "Figure skater Alina Zagitova wins Russia’s first gold medal," 23 Feb. 2018 Making his first appearance at Chester during a 7-0 win, the Guinean playmaker only played 45 minutes but the legs and the stamina of the 23-year-old is nothing short of astonishing., "Why New Liverpool Signing Naby Keita Has the Potential to Become One of the World's Best Midfielders," 12 July 2018 Andrea now enjoys a more active life, from walking and riding her bike to having the stamina to play outside with her kids. Trihealth,, "Making the most of being mom – how weight loss surgery changed Andrea’s life," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of stamina

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stamina

Latin, plural of stamen warp, thread of life spun by the Fates

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English Language Learners Definition of stamina

: great physical or mental strength that allows you to continue doing something for a long time


stam·i·na | \ ˈsta-mə-nə \

Kids Definition of stamina

: the ability or strength to keep doing something for a long time


stam·i·na | \ ˈstam-ə-nə \

Medical Definition of stamina 

: the strength or vigor of bodily constitution : capacity for standing fatigue or resisting disease restoration of weight, strength and stamina following recovery from major surgeryJournal of the American Medical Association

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