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First attested in the late 15th century. From Middle French endurance, from Old French endurance.

Morphologically endure +‎ -ance.

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Noun

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endurance (countable and uncountable, plural endurances)

  1. The measure of a person's stamina or persistence.
    He has great endurance: he ran a marathon and then cycled home.
  2. Ability to endure hardship.
    Synonym: staying power
  3. (nautical) The length of time that a ship's rations will supply

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  • thole (obsolete, rare, or regional)

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French

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Etymology

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From endurer +‎ -ance.

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endurance f (plural endurances)

  1. endurance, stamina

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