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Definition of "hardy" []

  • Being in robust and sturdy good health. See Synonyms at healthy. (adjective)
  • Courageous; intrepid. (adjective)
  • Brazenly daring; audacious. (adjective)
  • Capable of surviving unfavorable conditions, such as cold weather or lack of moisture. Used especially of cultivated plants. (adjective)
  • A square-shanked chisel that fits into a square hole in an anvil. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hardy" in a sentence
  • "Palin hardy put up with anything, and manufactured most of it herself anyway."
  • "It's not very cold hardy and with the below-zero temperatures that can blanket the region, cold hardy is a characteristic that local vines need."
  • "But a certain hardy minority think that the criticism is overblown and actually like using Vista."