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Meaning of "durable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DURABLE

From Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre to last.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DURABLE

durable  [ˈdjʊərəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DURABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Durable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DURABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of durable in the English dictionary

The definition of durable in the dictionary is long-lasting; enduring.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DURABLE


admirable
ˈædmərəbəl
assurable
əˈʃʊərəbəl
comparable
ˈkɒmpərəbəl
considerable
kənˈsɪdərəbəl
curable
ˈkjʊərəbəl
desirable
dɪˈzaɪərəbəl
honourable
ˈɒnərəbəl
incurable
ɪnˈkjʊərəbəl
insurable
ɪnˈʃʊərəbəl
lowerable
ˈləʊərəbəl
maturable
məˈtjʊərəbəl
memorable
ˈmɛmərəbəl
nondurable
ˌnɒnˈdjʊərəbəl
perdurable
pəˈdjʊərəbəl
procurable
prəˈkjʊərəbəl
securable
sɪˈkjʊərəbəl
uninsurable
ˌʌnɪnˈʃʊərəbəl
unprocurable
ˌʌnprəˈkjʊərəbəl
vulnerable
ˈvʌlnərəbəl
wearable
ˈwɛərəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DURABLE

dura
dura mater
durability
durable goods
durable press
durableness
durables
durably
dural
Duralumin
duraluminium
duramen
durance
Durango
durant
Durante
Duras
duration
durational
durative

WORDS THAT END LIKE DURABLE

able
adorable
deliverable
favourable
honorable
incomparable
innumerable
inseparable
intolerable
measurable
miserable
operable
parable
pleasurable
preferable
separable
tolerable
transferable
unbearable
undesirable
venerable

Synonyms and antonyms of durable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DURABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «durable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of durable

Translation of «durable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DURABLE

Find out the translation of durable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of durable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «durable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

耐用的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

duradero
570 millions of speakers

English

durable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टिकाऊ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دائم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прочный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

durável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেকসই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

durable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tahan lama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

haltbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

耐久性のある
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

내구성 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Awet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீடித்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टिकाऊ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dayanıklı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

resistente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

trwałe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

міцний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

durabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανθεκτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

duursame
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tålig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

holdbar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of durable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DURABLE»

The term «durable» is very widely used and occupies the 6.265 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DURABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about durable

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10 QUOTES WITH «DURABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word durable.
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Benigno Aquino III
Both President Obama and I shared the conviction that territorial and maritime disputes in the Asia Pacific region should be settled peacefully based on international law. We affirm that arbitration is an open, friendly and peaceful approach to seeking a just and durable solution.
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Max Baucus
Fundamentally, legislation that is historic, that is comprehensive, that has a large number of senators supporting it is more durable.
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Justin Cronin
Vampires have always been hot. They are one of our most durable monsters. It's one of those stories that galvanizes us early and it's always going on.
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Gavyn Davies
I want the BBC to be a mass market public service broadcaster still funded by the licence fee... and the licence fee is more durable than many people in the commercial sector believe.
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Robin Day
There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable.
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Charles Eastman
Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling, were not demonstrative in their affection at any time, least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.
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Mohamed ElBaradei
The Nobel Peace Prize is a powerful message. A durable peace is not a single achievement, but an environment, a process and a commitment.
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James Forrestal
For the only way in which a durable peace can be created is by world-wide restoration of economic activity and international trade.
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James Forrestal
A similar revolving fund could be set up for Germany, for a durable peace can rest only upon a Germany that, while militarily impotent, is industrially active.
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Mariella Frostrup
Contrary to popular mythology, the best and most durable relationships are based not on vulnerability or passion but on a conjugation of positive attributes, a meeting of mind, body and soul that is all the more powerful as it is not weighed down with neediness and unreasonable expectation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DURABLE»

Discover the use of durable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to durable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Durable Inequality
Charles Tilly presents a powerful new approach to the study of persistent social inequality.
Charles Tilly, 1999
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Emotionally Durable Design: "Objects, Experiences and Empathy"
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Jonathan Chapman, 2012
3
Durable Goods: A Novel
Written with an unerring ability to capture the sadness of growth, the pain of change, the nearly visible vibrations that connect people, this beautiful novel by the bestselling author of Open House reminds us how wonderful—and ...
Elizabeth Berg, 2010
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Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
For the first time in human history, he observes," In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy.
Bill McKibben, 2007
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Durable Peace: Challenges for Peacebuilding in Africa
In this series of remarkable and thought-provoking essays, the contributors shed light on the process of peacebuilding.
Taisier Mohamed Ahmed Ali, Robert O. Matthews, 2004
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A Durable Peace: Israel and its Place Among the Nations
This examination of the Middle East's troubled history traces the origins, development and politics of Israel's relationship with the Arab world and the West.
Benjamin Netanyahu, 2009
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The Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace ...
Africa as a whole has begun to make significant economic & political progress in recent years, but in many parts of the continent progress remains threatened or impeded by conflict.
‎1998
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Durable Concrete Structures: Design Guide
This practical design guide allies basic technical knowledge with current engineering experience of the durability of concrete and concrete structures, presenting appropriate solutions for different environmental conditions.
Comité euro-international du béton, 1992
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A Durable Fire
In the first years of Kenyan independence, three young women return to the East African highlands where they shared a carefree childhood.
Barbara Keating, Stephanie Keating, 2011
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The Measurement of Durable Goods Prices
This remarkable book will be essential reading for economists and those in the business community.
Robert J. Gordon, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DURABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term durable is used in the context of the following news items.
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How to Handle Durable POA Refused by Credit Union
Dear Mr. Premack: My mother recently named me as Agent in a perfectly valid, attorney prepared Durable Power of Attorney. Mother is of sound ... «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 15»
2
How durable is the Democratic advantage among Latinos?
Is the overwhelming advantage that Democrats appear to be building among Latinos durable? Or could it prove far more ephemeral than it ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Army continues rollout of more durable, full-auto M4A1
Some soldiers know the M4A1 carbine rifle — which the M4A1+ program aims to augment – better than others. That's because they already ... «ArmyTimes.com, Jul 15»
4
Durable, corrosion-resistant, anti-sticking coating for injection moulds
For decades, injection moulding has been one of the most common manufacturing methods for plastic commodities. From oversized ... «Business Weekly, Jul 15»
5
Consumer spending surprisingly durable
According to CommSec's summary of the financial year just passed, consumer durable and apparel stocks soared 42 per cent, pipping other ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
6
SureFire unveils affordable, durable LED wrist light
The 2211X is constructed from a durable, lightweight polymer that is impact-resistant and is non-conductive. An adjustable rugged nylon wristband keeps the ... «Police News, Jun 15»
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Durable Returns, Transient Returns – John Hussman
Over the course of three speculative bubbles in the past 15 years, I've often made the distinction between “durable” investment returns and ... «GuruFocus.com, Jun 15»
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Durable Goods Orders Plunge in May, Huge Downward Revisions …
Big downward revisions to April data almost sink the latest durable goods report where, however, important details show some life. Total orders ... «Town Hall, Jun 15»
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Grown-up New Kids bring durable hits to TD Garden
What happens to a boy band when its members become men? In the case of New Kids on the Block — the Boston-born quintet of Jonathan ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
10
US Durable Goods Down 1.8% as Businesses Remain Cautious
New orders for durable goods—products such as computers and trucks designed to last at least three years—decreased a seasonally adjusted ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»

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