2.1 Words on ‘duration’

words on duration

 

duration

noun

the time during which something continues or exists

continuance in time

 

stamina

noun

the ability to sustain prolonged mental or physical effort

 

resistance

noun

the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding

the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent

something by action or argument

 

time

noun

the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as

past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.

a particular period considered as distinct from other periods

 

strain

verb

force (a part of one’s body or oneself) to make a strenuous or unusually great effort

noun

a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree

a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources or abilities of

someone or something

the sound of a piece of music as it is played or performed

 

length

noun

the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of a body

the amount of time occupied by something

the distance something extends for

the metrical quantity or duration of a vowel or syllable

the extent of something esp. as a unit of measurement

 

prolong

verb

extend the duration of

to lengthen out in time; extend the duration of; cause to continue longer

to make longer in spatial extent

 

hold. holding. holding time?

verb

grasp carry or support

keep of sustain in a specified position

support and prevent from falling

maintain close contact with

remain intact, secure, in position without breaking or giving way

continue without changing

have in one’s possession

have or occupy

have or adhere to

noun

an act or manner of grasping something

 

continuous. continuous line

adjective

uninterrupted in time; without cessation

being in immediate connection or spatial relationship

 

hovering

verb

to hang fluttering or suspended in the air

 

suspended

verb

to hang by attachment to something above

to attach so as to allow free movement

to keep from falling, sinking, forming a deposit, etc., as if by hanging

to hold or keep undetermined; refrain from forming or concluding definitely

to defer or postpone

 

lingering

verb

to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected, as if from

reluctance to leave

to remain alive; continue or persist, although gradually dying, ceasing,

disappearing, etc

to dwell

to be tardy in action; delay

to walk slowly; saunter along

 

stretch. stretching time?

verb

to draw out or extend

(oneself, a body, limbs, wings, etc.) to the full length or extent

to hold out, reach forth, or extend

to extend, spread, or place (something) so as to reach from one point or place

to another

to draw tight or taut

to lengthen, widen, distend, or enlarge by tension

 

tension

noun

the act of stretching or straining

(pressure)

 

leaning

verb

to incline

to rest against or on something for support

to depend or rely

 

pulling

verb

to draw or haul toward oneself or itself, in a particular direction, or into a particular position

to draw or tug at with force

to inhale

 

patience

noun

quiet, steady perseverance

 

wait

verb

to remain inactive or in a state of repose

as until something expected happens

to be available or in readiness

to postpone or delay (in expectation)

 

to sleep

to dream

 

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