Durable Definition

do͝orə-bəl, dyo͝or-
adjective
Capable of withstanding wear and tear or decay.
A durable fabric.
American Heritage
Lasting in spite of hard wear or frequent use.
Webster's New World
Made to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period, usually several years or more.
Durable goods such as washing machines and dryers.
American Heritage
Continuing to exist; stable.
Webster's New World
Able to perform or compete over a long period, as by avoiding or overcoming injuries.
A durable fullback.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
poorly-madetemporaryundependableweakimpermanentfragileunsturdy
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noun
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
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Wiktionary

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

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