Durable meaning

do͝orə-bəl, dyo͝or-
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.

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Lasting; stable.

A durable friendship.

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Lasting in spite of hard wear or frequent use.
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Continuing to exist; stable.
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Designating a power of attorney that remains in effect after the person who authorized it becomes incompetent.
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Able to resist wear, decay; lasting; enduring.
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(economics) A durable good, one useful over more than one period, especially a year.
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A good or product made to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period, usually several years or more.

Tracked the orders for automobiles and other durables.

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Able to perform or compete over a long period, as by avoiding or overcoming injuries.

A durable fullback.

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Origin of durable

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin dūrābilis from dūrāre to last deuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis (“lasting, permanent”), from dūrō (“harden, make hard”).

    From Wiktionary