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ENDURANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does endurance mean? 

ENDURANCE (noun)
  The noun ENDURANCE has 2 senses:

1. the power to withstand hardship or stress
2. a state of surviving; remaining alive

  Familiarity information: ENDURANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENDURANCE (noun)


Sense 1endurance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The power to withstand hardship or stress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the marathon tests a runner's endurance

Hypernyms ("endurance" is a kind of...):

strength (the property of being physically or mentally strong)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "endurance"):

sufferance (patient endurance especially of pain or distress)

stamina; staying power; toughness (enduring strength and energy)

long-sufferance; long-suffering (patient endurance of pain or unhappiness)

tolerance (the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions)


Sense 2endurance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of surviving; remaining alive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

survival; endurance

Hypernyms ("endurance" is a kind of...):

aliveness; animation; life; living (the condition of living or the state of being alive)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "endurance"):

subsistence (a means of surviving)


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"Whiskey on beer, never fear. Beer on whiskey, mighty risky." (English proverb)

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"If patience is sour then its result is sweet." (Arabic proverb)

"Heaven helps those who help themselves." (Corsican proverb)

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