The definition of durable is someone or something that lasts for a long time, even with frequent use.adjective
An example of durable is an old car that keeps on going.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- lasting in spite of hard wear or frequent use
- continuing to exist; stable
- designating a power of attorney that remains in effect after the person who authorized it becomes incompetent
Origin: ME & OFr < L durabilis < durare, to last, harden < IE *duros, long < base *deu-, to move forward (> tire): meaning infl. in L by durus, hard: see duress
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- Capable of withstanding wear and tear or decay: a durable fabric.
- Able to perform or compete over a long period, as by avoiding or overcoming injuries: a durable fullback.
- Lasting; stable: a durable friendship.
- Economics Not depleted or consumed by use: durable goods.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre, to last; see deuə- in Indo-European roots.
- duˌra·bilˈi·ty, duˈra·ble·ness noun
- duˈra·bly adverb