- able to resist wear, decay, etc., well; lasting; enduring.
- durables. durable goods.
Origin of durable
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Examples from the Web for durable
But how much they have regained or how durable their hold is remains unclear.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
The shirts are comfortable and elaborate and the suits feel relaxed yet durable.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way
December 1, 2014
Perhaps the most durable lesson of the Civil War is that the states cannot remain united if a handful make a break for the exits.America’s Slumbering Secession Obsession
September 23, 2014
We fear that durable love is impossible unless both we and our mate love the way we look.Our Bad Romance Obsession Is the Ultimate First World Problem
January 2, 2014
“The materials are surprisingly soft and durable,” Lee wrote in an email.Lingerie for the 1 Percent
August 6, 2013
The effect was not durable, and in a short time I ceased to think of what had happened.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
And what passion can be durable which is so violent as hers, and to which no respite is allowed?Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
It is one of the slowest, because one of the most durable, of agencies.
His first search was for a durable filament which would burn in a vacuum.The Age of Invention
Puriri timber is the strongest and most durable of any in the country.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
- long-lasting; enduringa durable fabric
Word Origin and History for 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.