Meaning of ENDURANCE in English



Pronunciation: in- ' du ̇ r- ə n(t)s, - ' dyu ̇ r-, en-

Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 : PERMANENCE , DURATION <the endurance of the play's importance>

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>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.