har|dy

har|dy
har|dy1 «HAHR dee», adjective, -di|er, -di|est, noun, plural -dies.
–adj.
1. able to bear hard treatment; strong; robust: »

hardy frontier settlers.

SYNONYM(S): hale, hearty, vigorous.
2. able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air: »

Cold weather does not kill hardy plants.

3. bold; daring: »

a hardy knight.

SYNONYM(S): courageous, intrepid.
4. too bold; rash: »

Be not so hardy, scullion, as to slay One nobler than thyself (Tennyson).

5. Obsolete. strong; enduring; tough.
–n.
1. a strong or robust person: »

Most of the hardies operating the rides were boys who were adventuring, or sturdy knock-about hoboes (Harper's).

2. a plant able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.
[< Old French hardi, past participle of hardir to harden < a Germanic word]
har|dy2 «HAHR dee», noun, plural -dies.
a chisel or fuller with a square shank for insertion into a square hole (hardy hole) in a blacksmith's anvil.
[probably < hard]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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