Definitions for sturdyˈstɜr di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stur•dyˈstɜr di(adj.)-di•er, -di•est.

  1. strongly built; robust; hardy.

  2. strong, as in substance, construction, or texture:

    a sturdy table.

  3. firm; courageous; indomitable:

    the sturdy defenders of the fort.

  4. of strong or hardy growth, as a plant.

Origin of sturdy:

1250–1300; < OF estourdi dazed, violent, ptp. of estourdir to stun < VL *exturdīre = L ex- ex -1+ *-turdīre, appar. der. of L turdus thrush1 (VL: simpleton; cf. It tordo thrush, simpleton)

stur′di•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. uncompromising, sturdy, inflexible(adj)

    not making concessions

    "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"

  3. sturdy, tough(adj)

    substantially made or constructed

    "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sturdy(adjective)ˈstɜr di

    strong and difficult to damage

    a sturdy chair; his sturdy shoulders

Wiktionary

  1. sturdy(Noun)

    A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor.

  2. sturdy(Adjective)

    of firm build

  3. sturdy(Adjective)

    solid in structure or person

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sturdy

    foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn; unrelenting; unfeeling; stern

  2. Sturdy

    resolute, in a good sense; or firm, unyielding quality; as, a man of sturdy piety or patriotism

  3. Sturdy

    characterized by physical strength or force; strong; lusty; violent; as, a sturdy lout

  4. Sturdy

    stiff; stout; strong; as, a sturdy oak

  5. Sturdy(noun)

    a disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor

Freebase

  1. Sturdy

    Strongly built; stalwart; robust.


Translations for sturdy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sturdy(adjective)

strong and healthy

He is small but sturdy.

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