Dure (?), a. [L. durus; akin to Ir. & Gael. dur , stubborn, W. dir certain, sure, cf. Gr. force.]

Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome.

[R.]

The winter is severe, and life is dure and rude.
W. H. Russell.

 

© Webster 1913.


Dure, v. i. [F. durer, L. durare to harden, be hardened, to endure, last, fr. durus hard. See Dure, a.]

To last; to continue; to endure.

[Obs.]

Sir W. Raleigh.

Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while.
Matt. xiii. 21.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.