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 Dictionary entry overview: What does durable mean? 

DURABLE (adjective)
  The adjective DURABLE has 3 senses:

1. existing for a long time
2. serviceable for a long time
3. very long lasting

  Familiarity information: DURABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

DURABLE (adjective)

Sense 1durable [BACK TO TOP]


Existing for a long time


durable; long-lasting; long-lived; lasting

Context examples:

hopes for a durable peace / a long-lasting friendship


long (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified)

Sense 2durable [BACK TO TOP]


Serviceable for a long time


long-wearing; durable

Context example:

durable denim jeans


serviceable (ready for service or able to give long service)

Sense 3durable [BACK TO TOP]


Very long lasting


undestroyable; perdurable; indestructible; durable

Context examples:

less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys / the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent


imperishable (not perishable)

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