stam·​i·​na | \ ˈsta-mə-nə How to pronounce stamina (audio) \

Definition of stamina

Examples of stamina in a Sentence

Do you have the stamina to finish the job?

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The administrator’s fervor and stamina elevated his profile significantly. Brady Dennis, Washington Post, "Scott Pruitt steps down as EPA head after ethics, management scandals," 5 July 2018 On top of that, days that feature a lot of ups and downs on the trail can zap the strength and stamina from your legs too, potentially requiring a little extra time to recover. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "9 Things to Know Before You Hike the Pacific Crest Trail," 5 Nov. 2018 From messy diapers to 2 a.m. feedings, mothering an infant requires patience, stamina and — above all — love. Peter Rowe,, "A Mother's Day gift for a struggling baby: loving attention," 13 May 2018 The annual four-day festival is known to require an impressive amount of stamina—and an even more impressive suitcase, filled with eye-catching pieces bound to capture both hearts and shutters. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "14 Art Basel Beauty Staples for a Sunnier State of Mind," 6 Dec. 2018 Moving fast and preserving stamina were life-and-death battlefield attributes. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "'Outlaw King' vs. 'Braveheart': Which Movie Gets Scotland Right?," 13 Nov. 2018 As one of the most powerful beings in the universe, Danvers can fly and is in possession of both superhuman strength and enough stamina to take on even the most feared supervillian—but the trailer only teases her abilities. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Could Captain Marvel Change Superhero Movies Forever?," 18 Sep. 2018 Alongside Kyrie Irving’s clutch jump shot, James’ hustle and stamina secured Cleveland’s first NBA championship. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, "LeBron James: One man stands in the Warriors’ way," 30 May 2018 The crossover business-benefits are endless: greater stamina, higher confidence, firm chalky handshakes. WSJ, "101 Ways to Live, Work and Goof Off More Ambitiously," 26 Oct. 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 How to pronounce stamina (audio) \

Kids Definition of stamina

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


stam·​i·​na | \ ˈstam-ə-nə How to pronounce stamina (audio) \

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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