- able to resist wear, decay, etc., well; lasting; enduring.
- durables. durable goods.
Origin of durable
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Examples from the Web for durability
One way of measuring the durability of an airplane is to check how many of those built are still flying.The Exemplary Plane at the Heart of the MH370 Mystery
March 27, 2014
Last year he proved that he still has electric ability, but his inconsistency and durability concerns are worse than ever.First Mega-Deal Is Done as the NFL’s Free Agent Scrap Begins
March 12, 2014
The most important aspects have yet to be decided on, like the material, which will have to undergo a series of durability tests.Origami Shoe Design to Revolutionize Footwear
September 20, 2013
Charm explains the durability of certain books, where the characters and plots are still secondary to the lives they reveal.Desperately Seeking Charm: Steven Amsterdam on an Elusive Quality
April 1, 2013
Long into the future, the printed book will continue to survive because of its portability, durability, and flexibility.Will the Book Survive?
David "Skip" Prichard
July 28, 2010
Steel pipe has been employed to a limited extent but its durability is questioned.
It possesses a high degree of durability if properly constructed.
The Pyramids exceed all other buildings in strength, height, and durability.
It was the only thing about him—of him—that gave the impression of durability and vigour.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
It is impossible to overestimate the durability of homespun materials.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
- long-lasting; enduringa durable fabric
Word Origin and History for durability
late 14c., from Old French durabilité, from Late Latin durabilitatem (nominative durabilitas), noun of quality from Latin durabilis (see durable).
late 14c., from Old French durable (11c.), from Latin durabilis "lasting, permanent," from durare "to last, harden" (see endure). Durable goods attested from 1930.