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DURABLE

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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]

Meaning:

Existing for a long time

Synonyms:

durable; long-lasting; long-lived; lasting

Context examples:

hopes for a durable peace / a long-lasting friendship

Similar:

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]

Meaning:

Serviceable for a long time

Synonyms:

long-wearing; durable

Context example:

durable denim jeans

Similar:

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


Sense 3durable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very long lasting

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

imperishable (not perishable)


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