- the act of enduring
- the power of enduring; specif.,
- ability to last, continue, or remain
- ability to stand pain, distress, fatigue, etc.; fortitude
- Rare that which is endured; hardship
It takes endurance to run a marathon.
An example of endurance is what a marathon runner has to have to get through a race.
- The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress: A marathon tests a runner's endurance.
- The state or fact of persevering: Through hard work and endurance, we will complete this project.
- Continuing existence; duration.
(countable and uncountable, plural endurances)
[Late 15th Century] From Middle French endurance, from Old French endurance.
- I never saw such strength and endurance in a child.
- His bay gelding had the sleek lines of a racehorse and the look of endurance as well.
- His health, which had hitherto been but indifferent, strengthened with the demands made upon it; his talents, his power of endurance, and his ambition all expanded together.
- Constructive pardon is obtained by endurance of the punishment.
- Although he greatly enjoyed the outdoor business of the engineer's life it strained his physical endurance too much, and in 1871 was reluctantly exchanged for study at the Edinburgh bar, to which he was called in 1875.