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Meaning of HEARTY

Pronunciation:  'hârtee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  without reservation; "hearty support"
  2. [adj]  consuming abundantly and with gusto; "a hearty (or healthy) appetite"
  3. [adj]  endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health; "a hearty glow of health"
  4. [adj]  providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"
  5. [adj]  showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; "gave us a cordial reception"; "a hearty welcome"

HEARTY is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: complete, cordial, full-blooded, healthy, lusty, red-blooded, satisfying, solid, substantial, warm, wholesome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Heart"y\, a. [Compar. {Heartier}; superl. {Heartiest}.]
    1. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm;
       cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic;
       active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting
       the government.
             Full of hearty tears For our good father's loss.
    2. Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a
       hearty timber.
    3. Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty
       food; a hearty meal.
    Syn: Sincere; real; unfeigned; undissembled; cordial;
         earnest; warm; zealous; ardent; eager; active; vigorous.
    Usage: {Hearty}, {Cordial}, {Sincere}. Hearty implies honesty
           and simplicity of feelings and manners; cordial refers
           to the warmth and liveliness with which the feelings
           are expressed; sincere implies that this expression
           corresponds to the real sentiments of the heart. A man
           should be hearty in his attachment to his friends,
           cordial in his reception of them to his house, and
           sincere in his offers to assist them.
  2. \Heart"y\, n.; pl. {Hearties}.
    Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar
    address and fellowship among sailors. --Dickens.
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