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Meaning of STAMINA

Pronunciation:  'stamunu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  enduring strength and energy
 

STAMINA is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: staying power, toughness
 
 See Also: endurance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stam"i*na\, n. pl.
    See {Stamen}.
    
    
  2. \Stam"i*na\, n. pl.
    1. The fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives
       it strength and solidity; as, the bones are the stamina of
       animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina
       which constitute their strength.
    
    2. Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of
       anything; power of endurance; backbone; vigor; as, the
       stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a
       State.
    
             He succeeded to great captains who had sapped the
             whole stamina and resistance of the contest. --De
                                                   Quincey.
    
    
 

 

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