What does sturdy mean?

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ˈstɜr distur·dy

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STURDYadverb

    Etymology: esourdi, French.

    This must be done, and I would fain see
    Mortal so sturdy as to gainsay. Hudibras.

    A sturdy hardened sinner shall advance to the utmost pitch of impiety with less reluctance than he took the first steps, whilst his conscience was yet vigilant and tender. Francis Atterbury.

    Aw’d by that house, accustom’d to command,
    The sturdy kerns in due subjection stand,
    Nor bear the reins in any foreign hand. Dryden.

    The ill-apparelled knight now had gotten the reputation of some sturdy lout, he had so well defended himself. Philip Sidney.

    Ne ought his sturdy strokes might stand before,
    That high trees overthrew, and rocks in pieces tore. F. Q.

    He was not of any delicate contexture, his limbs rather sturdy than dainty. Henry Wotton.

    Sturdiest oaks
    Bow’d their stiff necks, loaden with stormy blasts,
    Or torn up sheer. John Milton, Par. Reg.

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. Sturdynoun

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

  6. 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. The NWS:

    Even sturdy and well secured tent structures could be damaged.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.

  3. Tom Nolan:

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

  4. Jason White:

    It was a good sturdy house until the other night.

  5. Primo Levi:

    I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.

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    having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
    • A. ravening
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    • C. ectomorphic
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