Word of the day: Endurance

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en·dur·ance  (n-drns, -dyr-)


1. The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress: A marathon tests a runner’s endurance.
2. The state or fact of persevering: Through hard work and endurance, we will complete this project.
3. Continuing existence; duration.
endurance [ɪnˈdjʊərəns]

1. the capacity, state, or an instance of enduring
2. something endured; a hardship, strain, or privation
en•dur•ance (ɛnˈdʊər əns, -ˈdyʊər-)


1. the fact or power of bearing pain, hardship, or adversity.
2. the ability to continue or last; stamina.
3. lasting quality; duration.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun 1. endurance - the power to withstand hardship or stressendurance – the power to withstand hardship or stress; “the marathon tests a runner’s endurance”

strength – the property of being physically or mentally strong; “fatigue sapped his strength”
sufferance – patient endurance especially of pain or distress
staminastaying powertoughness – enduring strength and energy
long-sufferancelong-suffering – patient endurance of pain or unhappiness
tolerance – the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
2. endurance - a state of survivingendurance – a state of surviving; remaining alive

alivenessanimationlivinglife – the condition of living or the state of being alive; “while there’s life there’s hope”; “life depends on many chemical and physical processes”
subsistence – a means of surviving; “farming is a hard means of subsistence”
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.



2. permanencestabilitycontinuitydurationcontinuationlongevitydurabilitycontinuanceimmutabilitylastingness The book is about the endurance of the class system in Britain.




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