Endurance definition

ĕn-do͝orəns, -dyo͝or-
The power of enduring.
  • Ability to last, continue, or remain.
  • Ability to stand pain, distress, fatigue, etc.; fortitude.
noun
41
4
The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress.

A marathon tests a runner's endurance.

noun
35
7
The act of enduring.
noun
12
8
Duration.
noun
12
9
The state or fact of persevering.

Through hard work and endurance, we will complete this project.

noun
9
6
Advertisement
Endurance is defined as the act of working very hard without stopping, even in the face of difficult situations or pain.

An example of endurance is what a marathon runner has to have to get through a race.

noun
4
2
The measure of a person's stamina or persistence.

He has great endurance, he ran a marathon and then rode his bicycle home.

noun
3
2
Ability to endure hardship.
noun
2
2
(rare) That which is endured; hardship.
noun
5
6
Continuing existence; duration.
noun
3
8
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
endurance
Plural:
endurances

Origin of endurance

  • [Late 15th Century] From Middle French endurance, from Old French endurance.

    From Wiktionary