hardy: Meaning and Definition of
— -di•er, -di•est.
- capable of enduring fatigue, hardship, exposure, etc.; sturdy; strong: hardy explorers of northern Canada.
- (of plants) able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.
- requiring great physical courage, vigor, or endurance: the hardiest sports.
- bold or daring; courageous: hardy soldiers.
- unduly bold; presumptuous; foolhardy.
— pl. -dies.
- a chisel or fuller with a square shank for insertion into a square hole in a blacksmith's anvil.
- 1877–1947, English mathematician.
- 1892–1957, U.S. motion-picture comedian.
- 1840–1928, English novelist and poet.
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