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Durable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DURABLE, a. [L., to last; hard.] Having the quality of lasting or continuing long in being, without perishing or wearing out as durable timber; durable cloth; durable happiness.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship" [syn: durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived]
2: capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay; "durable denim jeans" [syn: durable, long-wearing]
3: very long lasting; "less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys"; "the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent" [syn: durable, indestructible, perdurable, undestroyable]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin durabilis, from durare to last more at during Date: 14th century able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration; also designed to be durable <durable goods> Synonyms: see lasting durability noun durableness noun durably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 capable of lasting; hard-wearing. 2 (of goods) not for immediate consumption; able to be kept. --n. (in pl.) durable goods. Derivatives: durability n. durableness n. durably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L durabilis f. durare endure f. durus hard

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Durable Du"ra*ble, a. [L. durabilis, fr. durare to last: cf. F. durable. See Dure.] Able to endure or continue in a particular condition; lasting; not perishable or changeable; not wearing out or decaying soon; enduring; as, durable cloth; durable happiness. Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. --Prov. viii. 18. An interest which from its object and grounds must be so durable. --De Quincey. Syn: Lasting; permanent; enduring; firm; stable; continuing; constant; persistent. See Lasting.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that is durable is strong and lasts a long time without breaking or becoming weaker. Bone china is strong and durable. ADJ durability Airlines recommend hard-sided cases for durability.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Permanent, lasting, abiding, continuing, constant, stable.

Moby Thesaurus

abiding, adamantine, age-long, aged, ancient, antique, bulky, cartilaginous, changeless, chewy, chronic, cohesive, constant, continuing, coriaceous, dense, dependable, diuturnal, enduring, evergreen, fast, fibrous, firm, fixed, frozen, gristly, hard, hardy, heavy, immobile, immutable, indestructible, intact, intransient, inveterate, inviolate, lasting, leatherlike, leathery, long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, macrobiotic, massive, of long duration, of long standing, perdurable, perduring, perennial, permanent, perpetual, persistent, persisting, quiescent, reliable, remaining, resistant, rigid, ropy, rugged, sempervirent, sinewy, solid, sound, stable, static, stationary, staying, steadfast, steady, stiff, stout, stringy, strong, stubborn, sturdy, substantial, sustained, tenacious, torpid, tough, tough as leather, unaltered, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unchecked, undestroyed, unfading, unfailing, unshifting, untiring, unvaried, unvarying, unyielding, vigorous, viscid, vital, well-built, well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made, wiry


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