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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Durable  \Du"ra*ble\,  a.  [L.  durabilis  fr  durare  to  last:  cf 
  F.  durable.  See  {Dure}.] 
  Able  to  endure  or  continue  in  a  particular  condition; 
  lasting;  not  perishable  or  changeable;  not  wearing  out  or 
  decaying  soon;  enduring;  as  durable  cloth;  durable 
  happiness. 
 
  Riches  and  honor  are  with  me  yea,  durable  riches  and 
  righteousness.  --Prov.  viii. 
  18. 
 
  An  interest  which  from  its  object  and  grounds  must  be 
  so  durable.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  Syn:  Lasting;  permanent;  enduring;  firm;  stable;  continuing; 
  constant;  persistent.  See  {Lasting}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  durable 
  adj  1:  existing  for  a  long  time;  "hopes  for  a  durable  peace";  "a 
  long-lasting  friendship"  [syn:  {lasting},  {long-lasting}, 
  {long-lived}] 
  2:  serviceable  for  a  long  time;  "durable  denim  jeans"  [syn:  {long-wearing}] 
  3:  very  long  lasting;  "less  durable  rocks  were  gradually  worn 
  away  to  form  valleys";  "the  perdurable  granite  of  the 
  ancient  Appalachian  spine  of  the  continent"  [syn:  {indestructible}, 
  {perdurable},  {undistroyable}] 




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