What does Endurance mean?

Definitions for Enduranceɛnˈdʊər əns, -ˈdyʊər-

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

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


  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


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Endurance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Endurance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frederick Douglas:

    The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.

  2. Wang Jianlin:

    Wanda's next task is to widely market this global extreme, endurance sport in China.

  3. Alfred Hitchcock:

    The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

  4. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

  5. James Arthur Baldwin:

    Beyond talent lie all the usual words discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance.

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