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ˈdʊər əns, ˈdyʊər-du·rance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. durancenoun

    imprisonment (especially for a long time)

Wiktionary

  1. durancenoun

    Duration.

    Etymology: From durance, from durer.

  2. durancenoun

    Endurance.

    Etymology: From durance, from durer.

  3. durancenoun

    Imprisonment; forced confinement.

    Etymology: From durance, from durer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Durancenoun

    continuance; duration. See Endurance

    Etymology: [OF. durance duration, fr. L. durans, -antis, p. pr. durare to endure, last. See Dure, and cf. Durant.]

  2. Durancenoun

    imprisonment; restraint of the person; custody by a jailer; duress. Shak

    Etymology: [OF. durance duration, fr. L. durans, -antis, p. pr. durare to endure, last. See Dure, and cf. Durant.]

  3. Durancenoun

    a stout cloth stuff, formerly made in imitation of buff leather and used for garments; a sort of tammy or everlasting

    Etymology: [OF. durance duration, fr. L. durans, -antis, p. pr. durare to endure, last. See Dure, and cf. Durant.]

  4. Durancenoun

    in modern manufacture, a worsted of one color used for window blinds and similar purposes

    Etymology: [OF. durance duration, fr. L. durans, -antis, p. pr. durare to endure, last. See Dure, and cf. Durant.]

Freebase

  1. Durance

    The Durance is a major river in south-eastern France. Its source is in the south-western Alps, in Montgenèvre ski resort near Briançon and it flows south-west through the following départements and cities: ⁕Hautes-Alpes: Briançon, Embrun. ⁕Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Sisteron, Manosque. ⁕Vaucluse: Cavaillon, Avignon. ⁕Bouches-du-Rhône. The Durance's main tributaries are the Bléone and Verdon rivers. The Durance itself is a tributary of the Rhone River and flows into the Rhone near Avignon. The Durance is the second longest of the tributaries of the Rhone and the third largest in terms of its flow.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Durance

    a tributary of the Rhône, which, after a rapid course of 180 m., falls into that river by its left bank 3 m. below Avignon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of durance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of durance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    an onerous or difficult concern
    • A. breastwork
    • B. snap
    • C. encumbrance
    • D. evangelist

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