Meaning of ENDURANCE in English


-rən(t)s noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

1. : permanence , duration

a political confederacy of variable endurance — Fredrik Barth



(1) : the ability to withstand hardship or tribulation

the great physical endurance of mountain troops

(2) : the ability of a person or thing to continue to perform especially under adverse conditions

the five-mile cross-country stretch … becomes under these conditions a supreme test of endurance — Frank Weldon

endurance swimming


(1) : the power of holding out : stamina

a hike beyond the endurance of most of us

(2) : the capability of acting with moral courage and strength : fortitude

the indescribable look of high endurance , which used to mark the sailing-ship seamen — John Masefield

3. : suffering

the endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society — J.A.Froude

4. : an instance of enduring (as hardship or tribulation) : trial

all these grim sights of tragic birth and tragic death, and the deep solitary endurances among the beasts of the field — J.C.Powys

5. : the maximum time of performance, function, or operation especially at an efficient level ; specifically : the maximum length of time an aircraft can remain in the air under given conditions without refueling

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