stamina

stamina
noun
ADJECTIVE
great
mental, physical
VERB + STAMINA
have

She didn't the stamina to complete the course.

lack
need, require
build, build up, improve, increase

Aerobic exercise helps to build up stamina.

PHRASES
reserves of stamina (esp. BrE)

Waley had to call on all her reserves of stamina to win the marathon.

strength and stamina

He is working to improve his strength and stamina.

a test of stamina (esp. BrE)

Final exams at college can be as much a test of stamina as of knowledge.


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  • Stamina MC — is a stage name of drum bass MC and vocalist Linden Reeves. Stamina MC uses both rapping and vocalizing.He began performing in 1994. In 2000 he met DJ Marky, DJ Patife and XRS Land. Stamina is said to have the ability to MC to any style of music… …   Wikipedia

  • stamină — STAMÍNĂ, stamine, s.f. Organ bărbătesc de reproducere a florii, care conţine polenul. – Din lat. stamen, inis. Trimis de dante, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  stamínă s. f., g. d. art. stamínei; pl. stamíne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • stamina — (n.) 1670s, rudiments or original elements of something, from L. stamina threads, pl. of stamen (gen. staminis) thread, warp (see STAMEN (Cf. stamen)). Sense of power to resist or recover, strength, endurance first recorded 1726 (originally… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stamina — Stam i*na (st[a^]m [i^]*n[.a]), n. pl. See {Stamen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stamina — steht für: die Mehrzahl von Stamen, siehe Staubblatt. eine finnische Thrash Metal Band, siehe Stam1na. Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stamina — index force (strength), health, longanimity, prowess (bravery), puissance, sinew, strength …   Law dictionary

  • stamina — [n] strength, vigor backbone*, endurance, energy, force, fortitude, grit*, guts*, gutsiness, heart, indefatigability, intestinal fortitude*, legs*, lustiness, moxie*, power, power of endurance, resilience, resistance, starch*, staying power,… …   New thesaurus

  • stamina — ► NOUN ▪ the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort. ORIGIN originally in the sense «rudiments»: from Latin, plural of STAMEN(Cf. ↑stamen) in the sense threads spun by the Fates …   English terms dictionary

  • stamina — stamina1 [stam′ə nə] n. [L, pl. of stamen: see STAMEN] resistance to fatigue, illness, hardship, etc.; endurance stamina2 [stam′ə nə, stā′mənə] n. alt. pl. of STAMEN …   English World dictionary

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