Meaning of DURABLE in English


/ ˈdjʊərəbl; NAmE ˈdʊr-/ adjective

likely to last for a long time without breaking or getting weaker :

durable plastics

negotiations for a durable peace

►  dur·abil·ity / ˌdjʊərəˈbɪləti; NAmE ˌdʊr-/ noun [ U ]:

the durability of gold

—see also consumer durables



Middle English (in the sense steadfast ): via Old French from Latin durabilis , from durare to last, from durus hard.

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