Meaning of ENDURANCE in English


/en door"euhns, -dyoor"-/ , n.

1. the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.

2. the ability or strength to continue or last, esp. despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina: He has amazing physical endurance.

3. lasting quality; duration: His friendships have little endurance.

4. something endured, as a hardship; trial.

[ 1485-95; ENDURE + -ANCE ]

Syn. 1. See patience .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .