Stamina is resistance to fatigue, hardship or illness.
An example of stamina is when you can run a long marathon without tiring.
resistance to fatigue, illness, hardship, etc.; endurance
Origin of staminaL, plural of stamen: see stamen
A plural of stamen.
Physical or moral strength to resist or withstand illness, fatigue, or hardship; endurance.
Origin of staminaLatin stamina, pl. of stamen, thread, thread of life spun by the Fates; see stamen.
- (uncountable, now considered singular) The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.
- He has a lot of stamina. I suppose that is why he can run for a long time.
- (botany, rare) plural form of stamen
From Latin stÄmina, plural of stÄmen.