(comparative more durably, superlative most durably)
- In a durable manner.
Variant of durable
- 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 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