Washers and dryers are examples of durable goods.
An example of durable is an old car that keeps on going.
- 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 of durableMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin durabilis from durare, to last, harden from Indo-European an unverified form duros, long from base an unverified form deu-, to move forward (from source tire): meaning influenced, influence in Classical Latin by durus, hard: see duress
- a. Capable of withstanding wear and tear or decay: a durable fabric.b. Made to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period, usually several years or more: durable goods such as washing machines and dryers.
- Able to perform or compete over a long period, as by avoiding or overcoming injuries: a durable fullback.
- Lasting; stable: a durable friendship.
Origin of durableMiddle English from Old French from Latin dūrābilis from dūrāre to last ; see deuə- in Indo-European roots.
- du′ra·bil′i·ty du′ra·ble·ness
(comparative more durable, superlative most durable)
- (economics) A durable good, one useful over more than one period, especially a year.
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis (“lasting, permanent”), from dūrō (“harden, make hard”).