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Homeowners who refinanced their mortgages took out cash and reduced their monthly payments at the same time. Much of the cash obtained by refinancing was spent on consumer durables, home improvements and the like.
Martin Feldstein

Meaning of "durables" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DURABLES

durables  [ˈdjʊərəb əlz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DURABLES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Durables is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DURABLES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

durables

Durable good

In economics, a durable good or a hard good is a good that does not quickly wear out, or more specifically, one that yields utility over time rather than being completely consumed in one use. Items like bricks could be considered perfectly durable goods, because they should theoretically never wear out. Highly durable goods such as refrigerators, cars, or mobile phones usually continue to be useful for three or more years of use, so durable goods are typically characterized by long periods between successive purchases. Examples of consumer durable goods include cars, household goods, sports equipment, firearms, and toys. Nondurable goods or soft goods are the opposite of durable goods. They may be defined either as goods that are immediately consumed in one use or ones that have a lifespan of less than 3 years. Examples of nondurable goods include fast moving consumer goods such as cosmetics and cleaning products, food, fuel, beer, cigarettes, medication, office supplies, packaging and containers, paper and paper products, personal products, rubber, plastics, textiles, clothing, and footwear.

Definition of durables in the English dictionary

The definition of durables in the dictionary is goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DURABLES


articles
ˈɑːtɪk əlz
Brussels
ˈbrʌsəlz
Canticles
ˈkæntɪk əlz
chemicals
ˈkɛmɪkəlz
Chronicles
ˈkrɒnɪkəlz
credentials
krɪˈdenʃəlz
deliverables
dɪˈlɪv ərəb əlz
finals
ˈfaɪnəlz
fundamentals
ˌfʌndəˈmɛnt əlz
Knowles
nəʃuəlz
materials
məˈtɪərɪəlz
Novels
ˈnɒvəlz
principles
ˈprɪnsɪpəlz
singles
ˈsɪŋɡəlz
subtitles
ˈsʌbˌtaɪtəlz
titles
ˈtaɪtəlz
travels
ˈtrævəlz
trembles
ˈtrɛmbəlz
trials
ˈtraɪəlz
troubles
ˈtrʌbəlz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DURABLES

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE DURABLES

Augean stables
breakables
consumables
disposables
doubles
eatables
green vegetables
jumper cables
perishables
receivables
recyclables
renewables
riding stables
statistical tables
tax tables
taxables
the Twelve Tables
Twelve Tables
unmentionables
valuables
wearables

Synonyms and antonyms of durables in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «durables» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DURABLES

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

Translator English - Chinese

耐用品
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bienes duraderos
570 millions of speakers

English

durables
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ड्यूरेबल्स
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السلع المعمرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

товары длительного пользования
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bens duráveis
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

durables
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

biens durables
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tahan lama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gebrauchsgüter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

耐久消費財
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

내구재
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Durables
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đồ dùng lâu bền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குவிக்கின்றனர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टिकाऊपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dayanıklı tüketim malları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

beni durevoli
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Trwałe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

товари тривалого користування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bunuri de folosință îndelungată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαρκή αγαθά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

duursame
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

varaktiga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

durables
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of durables

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DURABLES»

The term «durables» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.788 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DURABLES» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «DURABLES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word durables.
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Martin Feldstein
Homeowners who refinanced their mortgages took out cash and reduced their monthly payments at the same time. Much of the cash obtained by refinancing was spent on consumer durables, home improvements and the like.
2
Dale T. Mortensen
In response to the drop in wealth suffered as a consequence of the 2008 financial crisis, homeowners and firms did attempt to increase savings in financial assets by reducing expenditure on durables.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DURABLES»

Discover the use of durables in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to durables and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Environmental and Resource Policy for Consumer Durables
A recent line of research in environmental and resource economics deals with the analysis of the so-called product-related environmental policy, i.e. the regulation of certain product characteristics which are mainly determined by producers ...
Marco Runkel, 2004
2
The Ownership of Major Consumer Durables: A Statistical ...
6 CHAPTER 2 MAJOR DURABLES, INCOME AND WEALTH 2.1. Introduction By major consumer durables we shall mean commodities like motor vehicles and furniture, radios and television sets, refrigerators, washing machines and other ...
Jan Salomon Cramer, 1962
3
Innovations durables: une autre architecture française
The formulations are varied, sometimes spectacular, but never gratuitous - a sign of the maturity of a new generation of architects and of the birth of an architecture that can answer better to the worries of an age seeking to preserve its ...
Marc Emery, 2002
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The acquisition of consumer durables: a cross-sectional ...
Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.
J. F. Pickering, Baron C. Isherwood, R. C. Davies, 1977
5
Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology, Durables Case ...
Volume 1 of this ground-breaking book series (details below) explains how crops should be dried, handled, protected from pests and stored by smaller holders or large-scale enterprises.
Rick Hodges, Graham Farrell, 2008
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The Theory of the Cost-of-Living Index
The treatment of consumer durables in a cost-of-living index is difficult for a number of reasons, many of them unrelated to "durability." The most fundamental problems arise because consumer durables cannot be treated in a one-period ...
St. Louis Robert A. Pollak Professor of Economics Washington University, 1989
7
Rural Marketing: Indian Perspective
The rural market has been growing steadily since the 1980s and is now bigger than the urban market for both FMCGs (53 per cent of share of the total market) and durables (59 per cent). The annual size of the rural market, in value terms, ...
Awadhesh Kumar Singh, Satyaprakash Pandey, 2007
8
Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster
The upper half of Figure 8.8 shows the stocks of consumables and durables owned by Katie (lines 3 and 4) and Roberto (lines 1 and 2). At first, Katie and Roberto spend all their income on consumables (only useful) but then switch almost ...
Peter A. Victor, 2008
9
Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice (EPub)
Durables and non-durables 3.22 Goods. A "non-durable" good would be better described as a single use good. For example, food and drink are used once only to satisfy hunger or thirst. Heating oil, coal or firewood can be burnt once only, but  ...
International Monetary Fund, 2004
10
Economic Transfers in the United States
Since in this world there is only one rate of return that is common to all capital, including consumer durables, the capital income of each household is simply equal to its wealth multiplied by the rate of return. Implicit taxes and transfers arise ...
Marilyn Moon, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DURABLES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term durables is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Athens may top news agendas - but China is the one we should be …
In 1920s America, virtually all these sectors - from steel to automobiles and radio and consumer durables - grew, inspiring households to invest ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
2
NZ retail spending on credit,debit cards stalls in June
July 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand spending on electronic cards stalled in June as declines in apparel and durables outweighed increases ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
3
What to Expect When Helen of Troy (HELE) Reports Earnings …
The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Household Durables ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
4
Bajaj Finance: At new peak, aiming higher
Bajaj Finance's leadership position in the niche consumer durables finance business has helped it sustain growth. Besides consumer durables ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
5
Chinese slide, Greek crisis subdue markets; Sensex sheds 484 points
... index which decreased by 88.45 points, FMCG index which declined by 76.29 points, consumer durables index edged-lower by 74.49 points ... «ummid.com, Jul 15»
6
Lennar (LEN) Stock Receives Price Target Increase at RBC Capital …
When compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market, LENNAR CORP's return on equity is below ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
7
GATX (GMT) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, GMT makes up 1.26% of the First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund ETF ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
8
Relative Strength Alert For Terex
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, TEX makes up 1.49% of the First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund ETF ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
9
Sensex, Nifty remain flat
The Healthcare, Power and Consumer Durables indices have gained nearly a percent each. The breadth is positive in morning deals - out of ... «Indiainfoline, Jul 15»
10
Today's Dead Cat Bounce Stock Is Tuniu (TOUR)
Tuniu has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 29.2% ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Durables [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/durables>. May 2020 ».
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