Definitions for Enduranceɛnˈdʊər əns, -ˈdyʊər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•dur•anceɛnˈdʊər əns, -ˈdyʊər-(n.)

  1. the fact or power of bearing pain, hardship, or adversity.

  2. the ability to continue or last; stamina.

  3. lasting quality; duration.

Origin of endurance:

1485–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. endurance(noun)

    the power to withstand hardship or stress

    "the marathon tests a runner's endurance"

  2. survival, endurance(noun)

    a state of surviving; remaining alive

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. endurance(noun)ɛnˈdʊər əns, -ˈdyʊər-

    the ability to continue a tiring activity for long periods

    increasing your mental and physical endurance

Wiktionary

  1. endurance(Noun)

    The measure of a person's stamina or persistence.

    He has great endurance, he ran a marathon and then rode his bicycle home.

  2. endurance(Noun)

    Ability to endure hardship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endurance(noun)

    a state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance

  2. Endurance(noun)

    the act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience

Freebase

  1. Endurance

    Endurance is the ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue. In humans, it is usually used in aerobic or anaerobic exercise. The definition of 'long' varies according to the type of exertion – minutes for high intensity anaerobic exercise, hours or days for low intensity aerobic exercise. Training for endurance can have a negative impact on the ability to exert strength unless an individual also undertakes resistance training to counteract this effect. Many personnel consider endurance to be an indicator of progress, when strength and cardio training. A person is able to accomplish or withstand a higher amount of effort then their original capabilities means their endurance is increasing expressing improvement. In looking to improve ones endurance they may slowly increase the amount of repetitions or time spent, if higher repetitions are taken rapidly muscle strength improves while less endurance is gained. Increasing endurance has been proven to release endorphins resulting in a positive mind. The act of gaining endurance through physical activity has been shown to decrease anxiety, depression, and stress, or any chronic disease in total. Although a greater endurance can assist the cardiovascular system it does not imply that any cardiovascular disease can be guaranteed to improve. "The major metabolic consequences of the adaptations of muscle to endurance exercise are a slower utilization of muscle glycogen and blood glucose, a greater reliance on fat oxidation, and less lactate production during exercise of a given intensity."

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. endurance

    The time an aircraft can continue flying, or a ground vehicle or ship can continue operating, under specified conditions, e.g., without refueling. See also endurance distance.


Translations for Endurance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

endurance(noun)

the power or ability to bear or to last

He has amazing (power of) endurance; Her rudeness is beyond endurance; (also adjective) endurance tests.

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