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dure

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[ door, dyoor ]
/ dʊər, dyʊər /
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Definition of dure

adjective Archaic.
hard; severe.
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Origin of dure

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1325–75; Middle English <Middle French <Latin dūrus hard

Other definitions for dure (2 of 2)

dure2
[ door, dyoor ]
/ dʊər, dyʊər /

verb (used with or without object), dured, dur·ing.Archaic.

Origin of dure

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1225–75; Middle English <Old French durer<Latin dūrāre to last; see dure1
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