- The definition of durable is someone or something that lasts for a long time, even with frequent use.
An example of durable is an old car that keeps on going.
Washers and dryers are examples of durable goods.
durable definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English and amp; 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
durable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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