- 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.
- 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.
- The combination of ductility, which lessens the tendency to break when overstrained or distorted, with a very high limit of elasticity, gives it great value for shafting, the merit of which is measured by its endurance of the repeated stresses to which its rotation exposes it whenever its alignment is not mathematically straight.