What does sturdy mean?

Definitions for sturdy
ˈstɜr distur·dy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdyadjective

    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, inflexibleadjective

    not making concessions

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

  3. sturdy, toughadjective

    substantially made or constructed

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

Wiktionary

  1. sturdynoun

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

  2. sturdyadjective

    of firm build

  3. sturdyadjective

    solid in structure or person

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sturdy

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

    Etymology: [OF. estourdi giddiness, stupefaction.]

  2. Sturdy

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

    Etymology: [OF. estourdi giddiness, stupefaction.]

  3. Sturdy

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

    Etymology: [OF. estourdi giddiness, stupefaction.]

  4. Sturdy

    stiff; stout; strong; as, a sturdy oak

    Etymology: [OF. estourdi giddiness, stupefaction.]

  5. Sturdynoun

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

    Etymology: [OF. estourdi giddiness, stupefaction.]

Freebase

  1. Sturdy

    Strongly built; stalwart; robust.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sturdy

    stur′di, adj. (comp. Stur′dier, superl. Stur′diest) resolute: firm: forcible: strong: robust: stout: (obs.) stubborn or obstinate.—adv. Stur′dily.—n. Stur′diness. [O. Fr. estourdi, pa.p. of estourdir (Fr. étourdir), It. stordire, to stun; acc. to Diez, through an assumed Low L. form from L. torpidus, stupefied.]

  2. Sturdy

    stur′di, n. the gid, a disease affecting young sheep with staggering and stupor, caused by a species of tapeworm in the brain.—adj. Stur′died.

Editors Contribution

  1. sturdy

    Able to stand and be flexible.

    They were a sturdy type of tree and very much loved.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sturdy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sturdy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sturdy in a Sentence

  1. Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:

    The zonkey combines the sturdy body of its donkey sire and the striped legs of its zebra mother, which makes for a striking creature, while it should otherwise lead a normal life, zonkeys are mules, meaning that it will be unable to successfully breed once it reaches maturity.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill:

    Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

  3. Ray Kapaun:

    It's been a long year, it's been a tough year, and I think a lot of people are looking for a light in their lives right now, it gives everyone something to hang on, to hold on and to sturdy their faith, I guess is how I feel.

  4. Kelly Kwamsoos:

    At the end of the movie I ran down the stairs and he was just wiping his tears away and I was able to shake his hand and give him a proper salute, i really hope that the younger generations can understand what it was like and really count their blessings. We’re so lucky. Sturdy advises younger generations to keep thinking about the events of Dunkirk.

  5. Tom Nolan:

    In the absences of a decent time machine, fiction remains the most sturdy vehicle for visiting other eras.

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