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Meaning of DURABLE

Pronunciation:  'dûrubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship"
  2. [adj]  very long lasting; "less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys"; "the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent"
  3. [adj]  serviceable for a long time; "durable denim jeans"
 

DURABLE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: imperishable, indestructible, lasting, long, long-lasting, long-lived, long-wearing, perdurable, serviceable, undestroyable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Du"ra*ble\, a. [L. durabilis, fr. durare to last: cf.
F. durable. See {Dure}.]
Able to endure or continue in a particular condition;
lasting; not perishable or changeable; not wearing out or
decaying soon; enduring; as, durable cloth; durable
happiness.

      Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and
      righteousness.                           --Prov. viii.
                                               18.

      An interest which from its object and grounds must be
      so durable.                              --De Quincey.

Syn: Lasting; permanent; enduring; firm; stable; continuing;
     constant; persistent. See {Lasting}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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