- The ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort: their secret is stamina rather than speedMore example sentences
- The murmurs against Bruno's physical and mental stamina had already begun.
- It takes skill, quite a bit of effort and stamina, and a certain kind of imagination.
- His biggest asset is his stamina and his ability to make more than 40 tackles per game.
late 17th century (in the sense 'rudiments, essential elements of something'): from Latin, plural of stamen in the sense 'threads spun by the Fates'.