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stur·dy

 (stûr′dē)
adj. stur·di·er, stur·di·est
1. Having or showing rugged physical strength or robust health: a sturdy lifeguard; a sturdy build.
2. Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use: a sturdy ladder; sturdy boots.
3. Marked by resoluteness or determination; firm: sturdy resistance.
n.
See gid.

[Middle English, fierce, valiant, disobedient, strong, from Old French estourdi, dazed, reckless, from past participle of estourdir, to stun, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *exturdīre, to be or act drunk like a thrush that has eaten fermented grapes or berries : Latin ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin turdus, thrush.]

stur′di·ly adv.
stur′di·ness n.

sturdy

(ˈstɜːdɪ)
adj, -dier or -diest
1. healthy, strong, and vigorous
2. strongly built; stalwart
[C13 (in the sense: rash, harsh): from Old French estordi dazed, from estordir to stun, perhaps ultimately related to Latin turdus a thrush (taken as representing drunkenness)]
ˈsturdily adv
ˈsturdiness n

sturdy

(ˈstɜːdɪ)
n
1. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for staggers, gid
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for staggers, gid
[C17: from sturdy1 (in the obsolete sense: giddy)]
ˈsturdied adj

stur•dy

(ˈstɜr di)

adj. -di•er, -di•est.
1. strongly built; robust; hardy.
2. strong, as in substance, construction, or texture: a sturdy table.
3. firm; courageous; indomitable: the sturdy defenders of the fort.
4. of strong or hardy growth, as a plant.
[1250–1300; < Old French estourdi dazed, violent, past participle of estourdir to stun < Vulgar Latin *exturdīre = Latin ex- ex-1 + *-turdīre, appar. derivative of Latin turdus thrush1 (Vulgar Latin: simpleton; compare Italian tordo thrush, simpleton)]
stur′di•ly, adv.
stur′di•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sturdy - 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.sturdy - not making concessionssturdy - not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
3.sturdy - substantially made or constructedsturdy - substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"
rugged - sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

sturdy

adjective
1. robust, hardy, vigorous, powerful, athletic, muscular, stalwart, staunch, hearty, lusty, brawny, thickset She was a short, sturdy woman in her early sixties.
robust weak, feeble, puny, weakly, skinny, infirm
2. substantial, secure, solid, durable, well-made, well-built, built to last The camera was mounted on a sturdy tripod.
substantial frail, flimsy, rickety, unsubstantial

sturdy

adjective
1. Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
2. Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship:
3. Not easily moved or shaken:
Translations
قَوي وَسَليم الجِسْمقوي، مَتين، مَصنوع جَيِّدا
masívnístatný
solidstærk
jykevätukevavankka
čvrstkrupanmetiljsnažan
masszív
sterkbyggîursterkur, sterklegur
tvirtai suręstas
izturīgspamatīgsspēcīgsstiprsveselīgs
dayanıklıgüçlü kuvetli

sturdy

[ˈstɜːdɪ] ADJ (sturdier (compar) (sturdiest (superl)))
1. [person, tree] → robusto, fuerte; [boat, material] → fuerte; [table, furniture] → sólido
2. (fig) [supporter, refusal] → enérgico, firme; [resistance] → tenaz
sturdy independenceespíritu m fuerte de independencia

sturdy

[ˈstɜːrdi] adj [person, build, legs, table, chair] → robuste

sturdy

adj (+er)
person, body, plantkräftig, stämmig; materialrobust; building, ship, carstabil; sturdy shoesfestes Schuhwerk nt
(fig) oppositionunerschütterlich, standhaft

sturdy

[ˈstɜːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person, tree) → robusto/a, forte; (boat, material) → resistente, solido/a (fig) (supporter) → accanito/a; (refusal) → risoluto/a

sturdy

(ˈstəːdi) adjective
1. strong and healthy. He is small but sturdy.
2. firm and well-made. sturdy furniture.
ˈsturdily adverb
ˈsturdiness noun

sturdy

a. fuerte, vigoroso-a.
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The young girls retired early to their white snow-drifts: Jessie not without some hilarious struggles with hers, in which she was, however, quickly surprised by the deep and refreshing sleep of youth; Christie to lie awake and listen to the night wind, that had changed from the first cool whispers of sunset to the sturdy breath of the mountain.
These last, if they ever heard of the Pyncheon title, would have laughed at the idea of any man's asserting a right--on the strength of mouldy parchments, signed with the faded autographs of governors and legislators long dead and forgotten--to the lands which they or their fathers had wrested from the wild hand of nature by their own sturdy toil.
Whoever touches it should look well to himself, or he may find the bargain to go hard against him, involving, if not his soul, yet many of its better attributes; its sturdy force, its courage and constancy, its truth, its self-reliance, and all that gives the emphasis to manly character.
It was at this identical spot that the unfortunate Andre was captured, and under the covert of those chestnuts and vines were the sturdy yeomen concealed who surprised him.
He was about a year old, and a sturdy little fellow, with soft fat legs, and a round ball of a stomach, and eyes as black as coals.
The most conspicuously situated lady in that massed flower-bed of feminine show and finery inclined her head by way of assent, and then the spokesman of the prisoners delivered himself and his fellows into her hands for free pardon, ransom, captivity, or death, as she in her good pleasure might elect; and this, as he said, he was doing by command of Sir Kay the Senes- chal, whose prisoners they were, he having vanquished them by his single might and prowess in sturdy conflict in the field.
Our knapsacks were strapped upon our backs, but they had a sturdy youth along to carry theirs for them.
She had not her sister Hannah's patience or her brother John's sturdy staying power.
She was a round, rosy, good-natured-looking creature, but she had a sturdy way which made Mistress Mary wonder if she might not even slap back--if the person who slapped her was only a little girl.