What does the word durable mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Durably.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Durableness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Able to continue long unchanged; lasting.

Usage examples for durable

  1. In one of these conversations Franklin suggested that, in order to make a durable peace, it was desirable to remove all occasion for future quarrel; that the line of frontier between New York and Canada was inhabited by a lawless set of men, who in time of peace would be likely to breed trouble between their respective governments; and that therefore it would be well for England to cede Canada to the United States. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  2. The latter is not only economical, but exceedingly durable, and is manufactured at so low a rate that a moderate- sized house might be entirely furnished with it for a hundred and fifty pounds. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  3. These are not only durable but beautiful; being generally composed of different colours, and studded with beads made of shells or bones. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook