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Princeton's WordNet

  1. robustness, hardiness, lustiness, validitynoun

    the property of being strong and healthy in constitution

  2. boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihoodnoun

    the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

    "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"

Wiktionary

  1. hardinessnoun

    The state of being hardy; especially (of a plant) of being resistant to cold or other environmental conditions

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardinessnoun

    capability of endurance

  2. Hardinessnoun

    hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance

  3. Hardinessnoun

    hardship; fatigue

Freebase

  1. Hardiness

    Hardiness of plants describes their ability to survive adverse growing conditions. It is usually limited to discussions of climatic adversity. Thus a plant's ability to tolerate cold, heat, drought, flooding, or wind are typically considered measurements of hardiness. Hardiness of plants is defined by their native extent's geographic location: longitude, latitude and elevation. These attributes are often simplified to a hardiness zone. In temperate latitudes, the term most often describes resistance to cold, or "cold-hardiness," and is generally measured by the lowest temperature a plant can withstand. Hardiness of a plant is usually divided into three categories: tender, half-hardy, and hardy. Tender plants are those killed by freezing temperatures, while hardy plants survive freezing—at least down to certain temperatures, depending on the plant. "Half-hardy" is a term used especially in horticulture to describe bedding plants which are sown in heat in winter or early spring, and planted outside after all danger of frost has passed. Plants vary a lot in their tolerance of growing conditions. The selective breeding of varieties capable of withstanding particular climates forms an important part of agriculture and horticulture. Plants adapt to changes in climate on their own to some extent. Part of the work of nursery growers of plants consists of cold hardening, or hardening off their plants, to prepare them for likely conditions in later life.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardiness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardiness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hardiness in a Sentence

  1. Marie-France Kern:

    Pumpkins first originated in Central America and Mexico. Winter squash are native to northern Argentina, near the Andes. Over many years these gourds have become a favorite of home gardeners due to their hardiness, productivity, and versatility in the kitchen.

  2. Washington Irving:

    There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.

  3. Washington Irving:

    There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.

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