stam·i·na /ˈstæmənə/ 名詞
Stam·i·na n. pl. See Stamen.
Stam·i·na, n. pl.
1. The fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it strength and solidity; as, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina which constitute their strength.
2. Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of anything; backbone; vigor; as, the stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a State.
He succeeded to great captains who had sapped the whole stamina and resistance of the contest. --De Quincey.
3. Hence: The power of endurance; the ability to withstand fatigue, disease, deprivation, etc., and continue working.
Sta·men n.; pl. E. Stamens (used only in the second sense); L. Stamina (in the first sense).
1. A thread; especially, a warp thread.
2. (pl. Stamens, rarely Stamina.) Bot. The male organ of flowers for secreting and furnishing the pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the anther and filament.
n : the male reproductive organ of a flower
[also: stamina (pl)]
n : enduring strength and energy [syn: staying power, toughness]