• WordNet 3.6
    • n stamina enduring strength and energy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Stamina stăm"ĭ*nȧ See Stamen.
    • Stamina 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.
    • Stamina The power of endurance; the ability to withstand fatigue, disease, deprivation, etc., and continue working.
    • Stamina 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stamina Latin plural of stamen, sometimes used as a singular (see stamen, 3).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stamina (prop. pl.), the principal strength of anything: the firm part of a body which supports the whole
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  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
    “To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.”
  • John Major
    John Major
    “The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. stamen (pl. stamina)—stāre, to stand.


In literature:

He leads a very hard life, and is proud of his stamina and his pluck.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
If you think I have so little self-respect, so little stamina," he said, fiercely, "you will find you have made a very great mistake.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
I haven't the stamina to take the field, and I can't be a runaway.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
They may be willing, but they have not the same stamina.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The French, although small and light, are wiry and have very good stamina, especially in the matter of marching.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
Gluttony is the vice of men who have no stamina.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Also they were possessed of remarkable stamina.
"The Terrible Answer" by Arthur G. Hill
You have stamina in you, and will force your way; but I want strength: the world will never hear of me.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
The white horse was showing the stamina that was in him.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
It took all the courage and stamina he possessed.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.

In news:

Chilean miners' courage, stamina should remind all what's deep in each of us.
Zack Bruell's successful restaurants show that he has the skill and stamina to go the distance.
Looking out for OK. FDA recalls Stamina -RX.
Sun Shower Stamina Superfood Smoothie.
Older athletes put stamina to test.
A Showcase of Stamina to a Film's Score.
Where Iron Doses of Stamina Count.
Job demands experience in law, good listening skills and lots of stamina .
Cochrane wins with stamina and tenacity .
And if so, Newnan and East Coweta both would have reached the first summit last Friday with plenty of stamina remaining for the next climb .
Ever wonder how the press corps keeps their stamina as they trek from stump to stump with presidential hopefuls.
Fencing requires strength, stamina, flexibility and mental toughness.
It inspires strength, stamina and faith in better days to come.
It is vital to maintain the characteristics of joint stability and joint mobility throughout life regardless of your age or physical stamina.

In science:

Others indicate that the flat foot exerts effects on velocity, stamina and/or balance [15, 16] while those possessing the high-arched foot are unsuitable sprint athletes .
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
With some patience and stamina we went trough our computations, to finally realize that we couldn’t find an f2 for all values of n in this way.
On a conjecture of Hivert and Thi\'ery about Steenrod operators