Definition of stamina in English:

stamina

noun

mass noun
  • The ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.

    ‘their secret is stamina rather than speed’
    • ‘It takes skill, quite a bit of effort and stamina, and a certain kind of imagination.’
    • ‘The rally will be a real test of endurance, stamina and navigational skills.’
    • ‘She goes to the gym three times a week to build up strength and stamina, and to keep her already lithe frame toned.’
    • ‘We see a man with a tough inner strength and immense stamina for everything life threw at him.’
    • ‘The murmurs against Bruno's physical and mental stamina had already begun.’
    • ‘Especially useful are exercises which build strength, suppleness and stamina.’
    • ‘It's only when you're doing it that you realise waiting takes stamina, strength and a strong will.’
    • ‘Each session includes a warm up followed by timed jogs and runs to boost stamina and endurance levels.’
    • ‘Her workshop is designed to improve vocal stamina and the clarity of speech rather than get rid of our accent.’
    • ‘As a team they have the qualities to stay at the top - skill, speed, stamina, style.’
    • ‘He stated that he had great determination and stamina and felt he would be safer at home than in hospital.’
    • ‘All that exercise will pay off; you find that you have a lot of stamina and energy.’
    • ‘When we got to the Canal Turn, I just thought if his stamina lasts, he will win it.’
    • ‘My stamina is getting stronger, my determination more focused and my energy levels are increasing.’
    • ‘In a pure test of stamina and speed, cyclists go one at a time and the one with the fastest time wins gold.’
    • ‘He says that he has lost a bit of energy and stamina, but considers himself lucky that the treatment seems to be working.’
    • ‘The girls summoned their strength and stamina and faced the fresh legs of the opposition.’
    • ‘His biggest asset is his stamina and his ability to make more than 40 tackles per game.’
    • ‘If they have to wait much longer they will be fighting in conditions which will sap their strength and stamina.’
    • ‘Although no special equipment is required for the climb, it takes stamina and determination.’
    endurance, staying power, indefatigability, tirelessness, resistance, resilience, fortitude, strength, vigour, energy, staunchness, steadfastness, robustness, toughness, determination, tenacity, perseverance
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Origin

Late 17th century (in the sense ‘rudiments, essential elements of something’): from Latin, plural of stamen in the sense ‘threads spun by the Fates’.

Pronunciation

stamina

/ˈstamɪnə/