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har·dy 1

 (här′dē)
adj. har·di·er, har·di·est
1. Able to withstand difficult or adverse conditions; robust: hardy explorers; hardy perennials.
2.
a. Courageous; intrepid.
b. Archaic Brazenly daring; audacious.

[Middle English, from Old French hardi, past participle of hardir, make hard, embolden, of Germanic origin; see kar- in Indo-European roots.]

har′di·ly adv.
har′di·ness n.

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hardy2
left to right: cold-cutting and hot-cutting hardy chisel heads

har·dy 2

 (här′dē)
n. pl. har·dies
A square-shanked chisel that fits into a square hole in an anvil.

[Probably from hard.]

hardy

(ˈhɑːdɪ)
adj, -dier or -diest
1. having or demanding a tough constitution; robust
2. bold; courageous
3. foolhardy; rash
4. (Botany) (of plants) able to live out of doors throughout the winter
[C13: from Old French hardi bold, past participle of hardir to become bold, of Germanic origin; compare Old English hierdan to harden1, Old Norse hertha, Old High German herten]

hardy

(ˈhɑːdɪ)
n, pl -dies
(Tools) any blacksmith's tool made with a square shank so that it can be lodged in a square hole in an anvil
[C19: probably from hard]

Hardy

(ˈhɑːdɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Oliver. See Laurel and Hardy
2. (Biography) Thomas. 1840–1928, British novelist and poet. Most of his novels are set in his native Dorset (part of his fictional Wessex) and include Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895), after which his work consisted chiefly of verse
3. (Biography) Sir Thomas Masterman. 1769–1839, British naval officer, flag captain under Nelson (1799–1805): 1st Sea Lord (1830)

har•dy

(ˈhɑr di)

adj. -di•er, -di•est.
1. sturdy; strong: a hardy constitution.
2. (of plants) able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.
3. requiring great physical courage, vigor, or endurance: hardy sports.
4. courageous: hardy explorers.
5. unduly bold; presumptuous; foolhardy.
[1175–1225; Middle English hardi < Old French, past participle of *hardir to harden, make brave < Germanic; compare Old High German hartjan to harden, Gothic -hardjan]
har′di•ness, n.

Har•dy

(ˈhɑr di)

n.
1. Oliver, 1892–1957, U.S. motion-picture comedian.
2. Thomas, 1840–1928, English novelist and poet.

Hardy

A heavy chisel designed to fit upright in the hardy-hole of an anvil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardy - United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)Hardy - United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
Laurel and Hardy - United States slapstick comedy duo who made many films together
2.hardy - English novelist and poet (1840-1928)Hardy - English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
Adj.1.hardy - 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"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
2.hardy - able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions; "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
3.hardy - invulnerable to fear or intimidationhardy - invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"

hardy

adjective
1. strong, tough, robust, sound, fit, healthy, vigorous, rugged, sturdy, hale, stout, stalwart, hearty, lusty, in fine fettle They grew up to be farmers, round-faced and hardy.
strong soft, weak, delicate, fragile, frail, feeble, sickly, weedy
2. courageous, brave, daring, bold, heroic, manly, gritty, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), resolute, intrepid, valiant, plucky, valorous, stouthearted A few hardy souls leapt into the encircling seas.
courageous soft, weak, feeble, weedy (informal), faint-hearted, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal)

hardy

adjective
1. Physically toughened so as to have great endurance:
2. Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship:
Translations
جَريء ، شُجاع
otužilý
hårdfør
harîger, harîur
ištvermingumas
izturīgsnorūdīts
otužilý

hardy

[ˈhɑːdɪ] ADJ (hardier (compar) (hardiest (superl))) → fuerte, robusto (Bot) → resistente

hardy

[ˈhɑːrdi] adj
[person, animal] → robuste
[plant] → résistant(e) au gel

hardy

adj (+er)
(= tough, robust) person, animalrobust, zäh; (= hardened)abgehärtet; (Bot) plantwinterhart
(= bold) personunerschrocken

hardy

[ˈhɑːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → forte, robusto/a (Bot) → resistente al gelo

hardy

(ˈhaːdi) adjective
tough; strong; able to bear cold, tiredness etc. This plant is very hardy and able to survive even rough winter weather.
ˈhardiness noun
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We shrink from the unmorality of the Latin races, but Hardy has divined in the heart of our own race a lingering heathenism, which, if not Greek, has certainly been no more baptized than the neo-hellenism of the Parisians.
DAVID HARDY OF Winesburg, Ohio, was the grand- son of Jesse Bentley, the owner of Bentley farms.
They had to be continually on the alert, too, against the mountain tribes, who beset every defile, laid ambuscades in their path, or attacked them in their night encampments; so that, of the hardy bands of trappers that first entered into these regions, three-fifths are said to have fallen by the hands of savage foes.
C, to the city of New York, in the fine packet-ship "Independence," Captain Hardy.
And men say that she shall dwell so until the time that a knight come that is so hardy as to go to her and kiss her mouth.
In Thomas Hardy (born 1840) the pessimistic interpretation of modern science is expressed frankly and fully, with much the same pitiless consistency that distinguishes contemporary European writers such as Zola.
Looking back at the old town, with its one steep street climbing the white face of the chalk hill, I remembered what wonderful exotic women Thomas Hardy had found eating their hearts out behind the windows of dull country high streets, through which hung waving no banners of romance, outwardly as unpromising of adventure as the windows of the town I had left.
The harpooner's family was originally from Quebec, and was already a tribe of hardy fishermen when this town belonged to France.
Two months and a half elapsed in these trips, and Edmond had become as skilful a coaster as he had been a hardy seaman; he had formed an acquaintance with all the smugglers on the coast, and learned all the Masonic signs by which these half pirates recognize each other.
The forests and morasses of Germany were filled with a hardy race of barbarians, who despised life when it was separated from freedom.
away the hardy little creatures go; never stopping, never hesitating.
Those hardy flowers had run away from the laundryman's garden, and the grass in the middle of the lot was pink with them.