What does Tolerance mean?

Definitions for Toleranceˈtɒl ər əns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Tolerance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tolerance(noun)

    the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions

  2. permissiveness, tolerance(noun)

    a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

  3. tolerance(noun)

    the act of tolerating something

  4. tolerance(noun)

    willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others

  5. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Wiktionary

  1. tolerance(Noun)

    The ability to endure pain or hardship; endurance.

  2. tolerance(Noun)

    The ability or practice of tolerating; an acceptance or patience with the beliefs, opinions or practices of others; a lack of bigotry.

  3. tolerance(Noun)

    The ability of the body (or other organism) to resist the action of a poison, to cope with a dangerous drug or to survive infection by an organism.

  4. tolerance(Noun)

    The variation or deviation from a standard, especially the maximum permitted variation in an engineering measurement.

  5. tolerance(Noun)

    The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tolerance(noun)

    the power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance

  2. Tolerance(noun)

    the endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration

  3. Tolerance(noun)

    the power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. tolerance

    An agreement to tolerate intolerance.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tolerance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tolerance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank Moore Colby:

    Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts apathy to one of brotherly love.

  2. Hong Kong:

    Some people have mistaken the police's tolerance for weakness, i call for students who are planning to return to the occupation sites tonight not to do so.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    There is no tolerance for those people who question the dignity of others, no tolerance for those who are not willing to help where legal and human help is required, the more people who make that clear ... the stronger we will be.

  4. Jay Nixon:

    While none of us knows what that (decision) will be, our shared hope and expectation is that, regardless of the decision, people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint, this is not the time to turn on each other.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Tolerance/forbearance of one's differences/weaknesses is what gives rise to a lasting friendship/relationship. I mean, without tolerance/forbearance there can't/won't be any lasting friendship/relationship. Thus, be/remain tolerant/forbearing.

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