from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inclined to tolerate the beliefs, practices, or traits of others; forbearing. See Synonyms at broad-minded.
- adj. Able to withstand or endure an adverse environmental condition: plants tolerant of extreme heat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. tending to permit, allow, understand, or accept something
- adj. tending to withstand or survive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclined to tolerate; favoring toleration; forbearing; indulgent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inclined or disposed to tolerate; favoring toleration; forbearing; enduring.
- In medicine, able to receive or endure without effect, or without pernicious effect.
- n. One who tolerates; especially, one who is free from bigotry; a tolerationist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others
- adj. tolerant and forgiving under provocation
- adj. able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
- adj. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
- adj. showing the capacity for endurance
French tolérant, from Latin tolerāns, present participle of tolerāre, to bear; see tolerate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French tolerant, from Latin tolerans, present participle of Latin tolerō ("endure"). (Wiktionary)