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Meaning of ENDURANCE

Pronunciation:  en'dûruns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the power to withstand hardship or stress; "the marathon tests a runner's endurance"
  2. [n]  a state of surviving; remaining alive

ENDURANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: survival
 See Also: aliveness, animation, life, living, long-sufferance, long-suffering, stamina, staying power, strength, subsistence, sufferance, tolerance, toughness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*dur"ance\, n. [Cf. OF. endurance. See {Endure}.]
1. A state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness;

         Slurring with an evasive answer the question
         concerning the endurance of his own possession.
                                               --Sir W.

2. The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain
   or distress without resistance, or without being overcome;
   sufferance; patience.

         Their fortitude was most admirable in their patience
         and endurance of all evils, of pain and of death.
                                               --Sir W.

Syn: Suffering; patience; fortitude; resignation.

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