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du·ra·ble

 (do͝or′ə-bəl, dyo͝or′-)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of withstanding wear and tear or decay: a durable fabric.
b. Made to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period, usually several years or more: durable goods such as washing machines and dryers.
2. Able to perform or compete over a long period, as by avoiding or overcoming injuries: a durable fullback.
3. Lasting; stable: a durable friendship.
n.
A good or product made to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period, usually several years or more: tracked the orders for automobiles and other durables.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre, to last; see deuə- in Indo-European roots.]

du′ra·bil′i·ty, du′ra·ble·ness n.
du′ra·bly adv.

durable

(ˈdjʊərəbəl)
adj
long-lasting; enduring: a durable fabric.
[C14: from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre to last; see endure]
ˌduraˈbility, ˈdurableness n
ˈdurably adv

du•ra•ble

(ˈdʊər ə bəl, ˈdyʊər-)

adj.
1. highly resistant to wear, decay, etc.
2. capable of lasting; enduring.
n.
3. durables, durable goods.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin dūrābilis=dūrā(re) to last + -bilis -ble]
du`ra•bil′i•ty, du′ra•ble•ness, n.
du′ra•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.durable - existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
2.durable - capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay; "durable denim jeans"
serviceable - ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
3.durable - very long lasting; "less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys"; "the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent"
imperishable - not perishable

durable

adjective
1. hard-wearing, strong, tough, sound, substantial, reliable, resistant, sturdy, long-lasting, well made, imperishable, made to last Fine bone china is strong and durable.
hard-wearing weak, delicate, fragile, brittle, perishable, breakable, impermanent
2. enduring, lasting, permanent, continuing, firm, fast, fixed, constant, abiding, dependable, unwavering, unfaltering We were unable to establish any durable agreement.

durable

adjective
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time:
Translations
ثابِت، دائِممَتين، مُتَحَمِّل
odolnýtrvalý
holdbarslidstærksolid
kestäväluja
endingargóîurvaranlegur
patvarumaspatvarustvirtumas
ilgstošsizturīgs

durable

[ˈdjʊərəbl]
A. ADJduradero
durable goods (US) → bienes mpl (de consumo) duraderos or no perecederos
B. durables NPLbienes mpl (de consumo) duraderos or no perecederos
see also consumer B

durable

[ˈdjʊərəbəl] adj
(= long-lasting) [peace] → durable
(= hard-wearing) [clothes, metal, material] → résistant(e), solide

durable

adj
(= tough) product, material, finishstrapazierfähig, haltbar; CDs are more durable than tapesCDs halten länger als Kassetten
(= lasting) peace, solution, relationshipdauerhaft

durable

[ˈdjʊərəbl] adj (material, clothes) → resistente (Comm) → durevole; (friendship) → duraturo/a

durable

(ˈdjuərəbl) adjective
1. lasting or able to last. a durable peace.
2. wearing well. durable material.
ˌduraˈbility noun

durable

a. durable, duradero-a; estable.

durable

adj duradero
References in classic literature ?
He was seeking to make himself more fully sensible of the scene around him; or, perhaps, dreading it to be a dream, or a play of imagination, was vexing the fair moment with a struggle for some added brilliancy and more durable illusion.
It was further decorated with strange and seemingly cabalistic figures and diagrams, suitable to the quaint taste of the age which had been drawn in the stucco, when newly laid on, and had now grown hard and durable, for the admiration of after times.
Of late years the Manilla rope has in the American fishery almost entirely superseded hemp as a material for whale-lines; for, though not so durable as hemp, it is stronger, and far more soft and elastic; and I will add (since there is an aesthetics in all things), is much more handsome and becoming to the boat, than hemp.
I am laying down good intentions, which I believe durable as flint.
As yet this world was not, and CHAOS wilde Reignd where these Heav'ns now rowl, where Earth now rests Upon her Center pois'd, when on a day (For Time, though in Eternitie, appli'd To motion, measures all things durable By present, past, and future) on such day As Heav'ns great Year brings forth, th' Empyreal Host Of Angels by Imperial summons call'd, Innumerable before th' Almighties Throne Forthwith from all the ends of Heav'n appeerd Under thir Hierarchs in orders bright Ten thousand thousand Ensignes high advanc'd, Standards, and Gonfalons twixt Van and Reare Streame in the Aire, and for distinction serve Of Hierarchies, of Orders, and Degrees; Or in thir glittering Tissues bear imblaz'd Holy Memorials, acts of Zeale and Love Recorded eminent.
In these colleges the professors contrive new rules and methods of agriculture and building, and new instruments, and tools for all trades and manufactures; whereby, as they undertake, one man shall do the work of ten; a palace may be built in a week, of materials so durable as to last for ever without repairing.
It is a general principle of human nature, that a man will be interested in whatever he possesses, in proportion to the firmness or precariousness of the tenure by which he holds it; will be less attached to what he holds by a momentary or uncertain title, than to what he enjoys by a durable or certain title; and, of course, will be willing to risk more for the sake of the one, than for the sake of the other.
But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property.
Let us add that in these times of lax morality they had no more delicacy with respect to the mistresses; and that the latter almost always left them valuable and durable remembrances, as if they essayed to conquer the fragility of their sentiments by the solidity of their gifts.
This would make his position more secure and durable, as it has made that of the Turk in Greece, who, notwithstanding all the other measures taken by him for holding that state, if he had not settled there, would not have been able to keep it.
They are jerry-builders who can fashion a toy, but nothing that is durable.
In a few hours they had forgotten the whole affair, nor once imagined that the recording angel had written down the crime of murder against their souls, in letters as durable as eternity.

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