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Meaning of STURDY

Pronunciation:  'sturdee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"
  2. [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"

STURDY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: hardy, robust, rugged, stalwart, stout, tough



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stur"dy\, a. [Compar. {Sturdier}; superl. {Sturdiest}.]
    [OE. sturdi inconsiderable, OF. estourdi stunned, giddy,
    thoughtless, rash, F. ['e]tourdi, p. p. of OF. estourdir to
    stun, to render giddy, to amaze, F. ['e]tourdir; of uncertain
    origin. The sense has probably been influenced by E. stout.]
    1. Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn; unrelenting;
       unfeeling; stern.
             This sturdy marquis gan his hearte dress To rue upon
             her wifely steadfastness.             --Chaucer.
             This must be done, and I would fain see Mortal so
             sturdy as to gainsay.                 --Hudibras.
             A sturdy, hardened sinner shall advance to the
             utmost pitch of impiety with less reluctance than he
             took the first steps.                 --Atterbury.
    2. Resolute, in a good sense; or firm, unyielding quality;
       as, a man of sturdy piety or patriotism.
    3. Characterized by physical strength or force; strong;
       lusty; violent; as, a sturdy lout.
             How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!
    4. Stiff; stout; strong; as, a sturdy oak. --Milton.
             He was not of any delicate contexture; his limbs
             rather sturdy than dainty.            --Sir H.
    Syn: Hardy; stout; strong; firm; robust; stiff.
  2. \Stur"dy\, n. [OF. estourdi giddiness, stupefaction.]
    A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness,
    or by dullness and stupor.