Adjective "Endurance" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


The ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
  1. 'For a man like him, Antarctica represents the ultimate endurance test.'
  2. 'A Swindon doctor and marathon runner looks set to finish the ultimate endurance test in the Sahara Desert.'
  3. 'For most people, running a marathon would be the realisation of a lifetime ambition and the ultimate test of endurance.'
  4. 'Test your endurance and skill as you power round tracks for up to 24 hours.'
  5. 'This cross-border event is a rigorous and testing challenge of endurance and skill.'
  6. 'Each step down the metal staircase, each turn at each landing, was an agonizing test of endurance.'
  7. 'Pulling out a stopwatch and trying your skills is fun but will also test your endurance and physical fitness.'
  8. 'The marathon race is the big test of endurance in the Olympics.'
  9. 'The first one went in to test his endurance and he did and came out better than his expectations.'
  10. 'It is the ultimate test of skill and endurance of both the rider and his steed.'
The capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.
  1. 'And to the greatest race of all time, were the endurance of the machine is as important as the skill of the driver.'


Denoting or relating to a race or other sporting event that takes place over a long distance or otherwise demands great physical stamina.
  1. 'Should he clinch victory today, he would leapfrog the Belgian as the most successful driver in the world's most famous endurance race with seven wins.'
  2. 'Beth now competes in endurance competition rides of up to 44 kilometres.'
  3. 'His cold water endurance swims are made possible by his ability to elevate his core body temperature while psyching himself up before he enters the water.'
  4. 'The night's lengthy endurance challenge involved seven teams racing against the clock.'
  5. 'He also has been successful in international endurance riding competitions.'



1. the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.

2. the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina: He has amazing physical endurance.

3. lasting quality; duration: His friendships have little endurance.

4. something endured, as a hardship; trial.


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