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Some one told me they had more stamina than another person. Is this a proper word to use?

Sure, why not? Is English your native language? Mglovesfun 17:27, 17 June 2009 (UTC)


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Hello there,

I am 12 years of age. I am in all honors classes. My elderly grandmother asked me to find the definition of "stamina". I am afraid that it was incomprehensible to an adolescent as myself. I request that you rewrite the definition of the irregularly confusing term. I thank you for your understanding and the time you take out of your long day to fix this matter. Happy Holidays!

Most sincerely yours,

Miss Annabelle Versache, the youth of the time
The definition numbered 3 is the clearest: "The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time". I think this should come first, before rare or obsolete senses. Dbfirs 08:22, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
We should really be ordering definitions by historical precedence; {{defdate}} is available for the clear marking of a word’s current sense(s).  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 23:52, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I appreciate that this is Wiktionary policy, and is probably the only unbiased logical order, but it does make life more difficult for those who are not familiar with the structure of larger dictionaries, especially for words which have a dozen obsolete senses. I suppose we can just direct novices to Simple Wiktionary (when it achieves an adequate coverage of common words). Perhaps, sometime in the future, there could be an option (set by default) to hide (or dim) obsolete and rare senses, or to highlight the main sense? Dbfirs 17:18, 24 December 2009 (UTC)