What does hearty mean?

Definitions for hearty
ˈhɑr tihearty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hearty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heartyadjective

    showing warm and heartfelt friendliness

    "gave us a cordial reception"; "a hearty welcome"

  2. hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantialadjective

    providing abundant nourishment

    "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"

  3. hearty, full-blooded, lusty, red-bloodedadjective

    endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health

    "a hearty glow of health"

  4. heartyadjective

    consuming abundantly and with gusto

    "a hearty (or healthy) appetite"

  5. heartyadjective

    without reservation

    "hearty support"


  1. heartynoun

    Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors. Dickens.

  2. heartyadjective

    Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.

    Full of hearty tears For our good father's loss. Marston.

  3. heartyadjective

    Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber.

  4. heartyadjective

    Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Heartyadjective

    Etymology: from heart.

    They did not bring that hearty inclination to peace, which they hoped they would have done. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    But the kind hosts their entertainment grace
    With hearty welcome and an open face;
    In all they did, you might discern with ease
    A willing mind, and a desire to please. Dryden.

    Every man may pretend to any employment, provided he has been loud and frequent in declaring himself hearty for the government. Jonathan Swift.

    Whose laughs are hearty, though his jests are coarse,
    And loves you best of all things but his horse. Alexander Pope.

    Oak, and the like true hearty timber, being strong in all positions, may be better trusted in cross and transverse work. Henry Wotton, Architecture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hearty

    pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government

  2. Hearty

    exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber

  3. Hearty

    promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal

  4. Heartynoun

    comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hearty

    Open and free. "My hearties," a cheerful salute to shipmates and seamen in general. "What cheer, my hearties?" how fare ye? what's your news?

Anagrams for hearty »

  1. aethyr, earthy, yearth

  2. Aethyr

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of hearty in a Sentence

  1. Norman Cousins:

    Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.

  2. Abby Langer:

    I love Triscuits or any hearty whole-grain cracker sandwiched with almond butter and fresh raspberries, or with banana and cacao nibs.

  3. Jess Kensky:

    I thought it would be like getting back on the bike again, but it wasn’t, but I should progress faster this time. Still, my mobility feels very fragile. Before, I was young and healthy and fit and hearty. Now it takes one little blister or something not fitting well that takes me back again.

  4. Cara Lanz:

    No one said comfort food can’t be healthy. So I filled this hearty chili with white meat chicken, three kinds of beans, hominy and a warm and zesty sauce, it’s a stick-to-your-ribs kind of dish that fills you up and warms your soul. And since there’s no meat to brown, you can just throw everything in and get on with your day.

  5. Angela Underwood Jacobs:

    Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, joined the ceremony to honor Underwood and to deliver an American flag to his family. Gov. Gavin Newsom sent an officer of the California Highway Patrol who presented the family with a California flag. In a separate video tribute, Wolf condemned the senseless cowardly violence that took Underwoods life. Officer Underwood gave his life protecting us and we owe him and his family and colleagues a debt of gratitude we will never be able to fully repay, said Wolf. George Phillips, childhood friend of slain Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, speaks during a memorial service for Underwood on Friday, June 19, 2020, in Pinole, Calif. Underwood was fatally shot as he was guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., amid protests on May 29. (Associated Press) Underwood died from gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting the night of May 29 as a protest in downtown Oakland that began peacefully sank into chaos. Underwood and a colleague were working that night as contract security officers for the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Protective Service. Federal authorities say the shooter used the protest as cover for the crime. Authorities say that Underwood was targeted because he wore a uniform. Last week, the FBI announced murder charges against Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Carrillo. Authorities say Carrillo used the same homemade AR-15-style rifle eight days later to kill a Santa Cruz deputy in a hail of gunfire that wounded four other officers. Carrillo faces separate state charges for the June 6 fatal shooting of Santa Cruz County sheriffs Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller. Authorities allege that Carrillo, 32, had ties to the far-right, anti-government boogaloo movement and had hatched a plan to target federal law enforcement officials during the Oakland protest. Colleagues described Underwood as hard-working, highly respected and conscientious. Friends and family talked of his hearty laugh, his personal style he was a sharp dresser and his giving heart. When he stopped playing baseball as an adult, he donated to local youth organizations, so he could help kids find joy in the sport he loved. Underwood was the kind of guy you went to for advice, his older sister said. Hed always say, Angie, believe in yourself. Work hard, and ask for what you want, which is exactly what our mom and dad would have said.

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  • قلبيArabic
  • herzhaft, herzlich, deftigGerman
  • elkoraEsperanto
  • cariñoso, balanceado, rico, llenador, integral, contundente, corpulento, nutritivo, completoSpanish
  • sydämellinen, runsas, vankka, tukeva, tuhtiFinnish
  • cordial, copieuxFrench
  • di cuoreItalian
  • tūkahaMāori
  • hartelijk, stevig, machtigDutch
  • saudávelPortuguese
  • душевный, крепкий, здоровый, обильный, сердечныйRussian
  • hjärtevarmSwedish

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    • A. obligate
    • B. conform
    • C. condemn
    • D. acclaim

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