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ˈdʊər ə bəl, ˈdyʊər-durable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-livedadjective

    existing for a long time

    "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship"

  2. durable, long-wearingadjective

    capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay

    "durable denim jeans"

  3. durable, indestructible, perdurable, undestroyableadjective

    very long lasting

    "less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys"; "the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent"


  1. durablenoun

    A durable good, one useful over more than one period, especially a year.

  2. durableadjective

    Able to resist wear, decay; lasting; enduring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Durableadjective

    able to endure or continue in a particular condition; lasting; not perishable or changeable; not wearing out or decaying soon; enduring; as, durable cloth; durable happiness

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Durable

    dūr′a-bl, adj. able to last or endure: hardy: permanent.—ns. Dur′ableness, Durabil′ity, quality of being durable: power of resisting decay.—adv. Dur′ably.—ns. Dur′ance, continuance: imprisonment: duress; Dur′ant, a strong cloth in imitation of buff-leather; Durā′tion, continuance in time: time indefinitely: power of continuance. [Fr.,—L. durabilisdurāre, to last.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of durable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of durable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of durable in a Sentence

  1. Carenza Lewis:

    This new research offers a novel solution to that evidential challenge, using finds of pottery – a highly durable indicator of human presence - as a proxy for population change in a manner that is both scalable and replicable, it shows that pottery use fell by almost a half in eastern England in the centuries immediately after the Black Death. This supports the emerging consensus that the population of England remained somewhere between 35 and 55 per cent below its pre-Black Death level well into the sixteenth century.

  2. Tetsuro Ii:

    When the Chinese economy is slowing down, there will be a fairly big impact on the production of durable goods. Investors are trying to gauge the impact as there is no evidence of that in the data yet.

  3. Michael Regan:

    We are committed to establishing a durable definition of ‘waters of the United States’ based on Supreme Court precedent and drawing from the lessons learned from the current and previous regulations, as well as input from a wide array of stakeholders, so we can better protect our nation’s waters, foster economic growth, and support thriving communities.

  4. Christiana Figueres:

    This clarion call should guide the world towards a strong and durable universal climate agreement in Paris at the end of this year.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Such friendship and relationship, stay durable and stable if that holds love and sincerity; conversely, if that motivates the motive and insincerity, results in nothing than failure.

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    the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
    • A. ventricle
    • B. anestrus
    • C. calcaneus
    • D. exponent

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