Definitions for Hardyˈhɑr di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

har•dyˈhɑr di(adj.)-di•er, -di•est.

  1. sturdy; strong:

    a hardy constitution.

  2. (of plants) able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.

    Category: Botany

  3. requiring great physical courage, vigor, or endurance:

    hardy sports.

  4. courageous:

    hardy explorers.

  5. unduly bold; presumptuous; foolhardy.

Origin of hardy:

1175–1225; ME hardi < OF, ptp. of *hardir to harden, make brave < Gmc; cf. OHG hartjan to harden, Go -hardjan


Har•dyˈhɑr di(n.)

  1. Oliver, 1892–1957, U.S. motion-picture comedian.

    Category: Biography

  2. Thomas, 1840–1928, English novelist and poet.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hardy, Oliver Hardy(noun)

    United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)

  2. Hardy, Thomas Hardy(adj)

    English novelist and poet (1840-1928)

  3. hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy(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"

  4. hardy(adj)

    able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions

    "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures"

  5. audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing(adj)

    invulnerable to fear or intimidation

    "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hardy(adjective)ˈhɑr di

    strong and able to withstand difficult situations or conditions

    a hardy plant that lives in cold places


  1. hardy(Noun)

    A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

  2. hardy(Adjective)

    Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships. A hardy plant is one that can withstand the extremes of climate, such as frost.

    For example when a pirate says: "Yarr, me hardies", It's the plural and refers to his hardy crew.

  3. Hardy(ProperNoun)

    , originally a nickname for a hardy person.

  4. Hardy(ProperNoun)

    Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English novelist and poet.

  5. Hardy(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardy(adj)

    bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid

  2. Hardy(adj)

    confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless

  3. Hardy(adj)

    strong; firm; compact

  4. Hardy(adj)

    inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner

  5. Hardy(adj)

    able to withstand the cold of winter

  6. Hardy(noun)

    a blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole


  1. Hardy

    Hardy is a city in Sharp and Fulton counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The population was 772 at the 2010 census.

Translations for Hardy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


tough; strong; able to bear cold, tiredness etc

This plant is very hardy and able to survive even rough winter weather.

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