AskDefine | Define durable

Dictionary Definition

durable adj
1 existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship" [syn: lasting, long-lasting, long-lived]
2 serviceable for a long time; "durable denim jeans" [syn: 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: indestructible, perdurable, undestroyable]

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From dure, (archaic) from the Latin 'durare, (to last) + -able''.


  1. able to resist wear, decay; lasting; enduring;




Extensive Definition

Durability is the ability to endure. It can refer to:

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