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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 ?
It was a presentiment that human thought, in changing its form, was about to change its mode of expression; that the dominant idea of each generation would no longer be written with the same matter, and in the same manner; that the book of stone, so solid and so durable, was about to make way for the book of paper, more solid and still more durable.
For the odors of ointments are more durable, than those of flowers.
They are jerry-builders who can fashion a toy, but nothing that is durable.
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.
They resemble very much our own seines, and I should think they were nearly as durable.
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.
With her friends she is always cheerful, and apparently happy, though the innocent gaiety of her childhood is sensibly checked, and there are moments that betray the existence of a grief that is only the more durable, because it is less violent.
In this, we have said, he did not agree with his wife; nor, indeed, in anything else: for though an affection placed on the understanding is, by many wise persons, thought more durable than that which is founded on beauty, yet it happened otherwise in the present case.
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.
But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property.
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.

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