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Definition of Hardy

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strong; brave, bold; robust, sturdy, able to survive or endure unfavorable conditions
Hardy Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Chaucer's Middle English Glossary
adj. bold, strong
Hardy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.
  
(a.)
Strong; firm; compact.
  
(a.)
Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.
  
(a.)
Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.
  
(a.)
Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid.
  
(a.)
Able to withstand the cold of winter.
  
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hardy
\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?rten. see hard, a.]
1. bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid. hap helpeth hardy man alway.
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.
hardy
\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 hole.
hardy
adj
1. 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" [syn: stalwart, stout, sturdy]


2. resolute and without fear [syn: doughty, fearless]


3. able to survive under unfavorable conditions; "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures" n 1: united states slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the laurel and hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957) [syn: hardy, oliver hardy]
2: english novelist and poet (1840-1928) [syn: hardy, thomas hardy ]





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 laurel and hardy 
 thomas hardy 
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Caled = n. hardness, hardship; a. hard, hardy; severe
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
(synonym) Oliver Hardy
(hypernym) comedian, comic
(member-holonym) Laurel and Hardy
2. English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
(synonym) Thomas Hardy
(hypernym) writer, author

Adjective
1. 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"
(synonym) stalwart, stout, sturdy
(similar) robust
2. resolute and without fear
(synonym) doughty, fearless
(similar) manly, manful, manlike
3. able to survive under unfavorable conditions; "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures"
(similar) rugged
Hardy Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: VIRGINIA
City: HARDY
State: KENTUCKY
City: HARDY
State: IOWA
City: HARDY
State: NEBRASKA
City: HARDY
State: ARKANSAS
City: HARDY
Hardy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Hardy may refer to:

Flora and fauna
  • Hardy fish
  • Hardy palms
  • Hardy's Pygmy Owl 
  • Hardy's skink
  • Hardiness (plants), the ability to survive adverse growing conditions

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