Definition of endurance in English:

endurance

noun

  • 1The fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.

    ‘she was close to the limit of her endurance’
    • ‘Each step down the metal staircase, each turn at each landing, was an agonizing test of endurance.’
    • ‘It'll take a while but any difficulty will be in testing our endurance.’
    • ‘The first one went in to test his endurance and he did and came out better than his expectations.’
    • ‘This cross-border event is a rigorous and testing challenge of endurance and skill.’
    • ‘A Swindon doctor and marathon runner looks set to finish the ultimate endurance test in the Sahara Desert.’
    • ‘We've seen ordinary men testing their endurance under the rigours of SAS training.’
    • ‘Such activities are tests of endurance, to see how much pain and misery you can withstand.’
    • ‘The marathon race is the big test of endurance in the Olympics.’
    • ‘His spirit of endurance and his determination carried him through those difficult times.’
    • ‘Pulling out a stopwatch and trying your skills is fun but will also test your endurance and physical fitness.’
    • ‘Soon new records will be set and new tests of endurance undergone.’
    • ‘The six of us that are left are looking around at the empty beds and realizing that this is becoming a test of endurance.’
    • ‘The rally will be a real test of endurance, stamina and navigational skills.’
    • ‘Like a stage of a bike race, it is a test of endurance and, ultimately, speed.’
    • ‘A football match is not a sprint and is, more often than not, a test of endurance.’
    • ‘It is the ultimate test of skill and endurance of both the rider and his steed.’
    • ‘The pair have been in training for the marathon endurance test since October.’
    • ‘For a man like him, Antarctica represents the ultimate endurance test.’
    • ‘Test your endurance and skill as you power round tracks for up to 24 hours.’
    • ‘For most people, running a marathon would be the realisation of a lifetime ambition and the ultimate test of endurance.’
    toleration, bearing, tolerance, sufferance, fortitude, forbearance, patience, acceptance, resignation, stoicism
    stamina, staying power, fortitude, perseverance, persistence, tenacity, pertinacity, doggedness, indefatigability, tirelessness, resoluteness, resolution, determination
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    1. 1.1The capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.
      • ‘We're still improving a lot but we have a long way to go with the endurance of the tyre.’
      • ‘And to the greatest race of all time, were the endurance of the machine is as important as the skill of the driver.’
      • ‘The commonly traveled path to improved cardiovascular function and increased muscular endurance is continuous, submaximal, steady state training.’

adjective

  • Denoting or relating to a race or other sporting event that takes place over a long distance or otherwise demands great physical stamina.

    ‘the annual 24-hour endurance race’

Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense continued existence, ability to last; formerly also as indurance): from Old French, from endurer make hard (see endure).

Pronunciation:

endurance

/inˈd(y)o͝orəns//enˈd(y)o͝orəns/