hardy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (här'dē), [key]
— -di•er, -di•est.
  1. capable of enduring fatigue, hardship, exposure, etc.; sturdy; strong: hardy explorers of northern Canada.
  2. (of plants) able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.
  3. requiring great physical courage, vigor, or endurance: the hardiest sports.
  4. bold or daring; courageous: hardy soldiers.
  5. unduly bold; presumptuous; foolhardy.


Pronunciation: (här'dē), [key]
— pl. -dies.
  1. a chisel or fuller with a square shank for insertion into a square hole in a blacksmith's anvil.


Pronunciation: (här'dē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1877–1947, English mathematician.
  2. 1892–1957, U.S. motion-picture comedian.
  3. 1840–1928, English novelist and poet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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