en·dur·ance /ɪnˈdʊrən(t)s, ˈdjʊr, ɛn-/
1. A state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance.
Slurring with an evasive answer the question concerning the endurance of his own possession. --Sir W. Scott.
2. The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience.
Their fortitude was most admirable in their patience and endurance of all evils, of pain and of death. --Sir W. Temple.
Syn: -- Suffering; patience; fortitude; resignation.
n 1: the power to withstand hardship or stress; "the marathon
tests a runner's endurance"
2: a state of surviving; remaining alive [syn: survival]