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Meaning of HARDY

Pronunciation:  'hârdee, 'hârdee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
  2. [n]  United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
  3. [adj]  able to survive under unfavorable conditions; "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures"
  4. [adj]  resolute and without fear
  5. [adj]  having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"

HARDY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: doughty, fearless, manful, manlike, manly, Oliver Hardy, robust, rugged, stalwart, stout, sturdy, Thomas Hardy
 See Also: author, comedian, comic, Laurel and Hardy, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Har"dy\, a. [Compar. {Hardier}; superl. {Hardiest}.] [F.
    hardi, p. p. fr. OF. hardir to make bold; of German origin,
    cf. OHG. hertan to harden, G. h["a]rten. See {Hard}, a.]
    1. Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid.
             Hap helpeth hardy man alway.          --Chaucer.
    2. Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally
       hardened; shameless.
    3. Strong; firm; compact.
             [A] blast may shake in pieces his hardy fabric.
    4. Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of
       endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.
    5. Able to withstand the cold of winter.
    Note: Plants which are hardy in Virginia may perish in New
          England. Half-hardy plants are those which are able to
          withstand mild winters or moderate frosts.
  2. \Har"dy\, n.
    A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for
    insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy
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