Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “endurance”

See all translations

endurance

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈdjʊə.rəns/ us    /-ˈdʊr.əns/
C2 the ability to keep doing something difficult, unpleasant, or painful for a long time: Running a marathon is a test of human endurance. The pain was bad beyond endurance.
Translations of “endurance”
in Korean 지구력…
in Arabic تَحمّل, جَلد…
in Portuguese resistência…
in Catalan resistència, fortalesa…
in Japanese 耐久力…
in Italian sopportazione, resistenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忍耐力,耐受力…
in Russian выносливость…
in Turkish tahammül, dayanma gücü, sabır ve sebat gösterme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忍耐力,耐受力…
in Polish wytrzymałość…
(Definition of endurance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of endurance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “endurance” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bad/hard/tough luck

said to express sympathy with someone when something bad has happened to them

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More