hardy

15 ENTRIES FOUND:

har·dy

adjective \ˈhär-dē\

: able to live through difficult conditions (such as a cold winter or a drought)

: strong and able to accept difficult or unpleasant conditions

har·di·erhar·di·est

Full Definition of HARDY

1
:  bold, brave
3
a :  inured to fatigue or hardships :  robust
b :  capable of withstanding adverse conditions <hardy outdoor furniture> <hardy plants> <hardy cattle>
har·di·ly \ˈhär-dəl-ē\ adverb
har·di·ness \ˈhär-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of HARDY

  1. Most of the soldiers were hardy young men.
  2. Hardy fans stuck with the team through good times and bad.
  3. Only the hardiest pilgrims made the journey.

Origin of HARDY

Middle English hardi, from Anglo-French, from Old French *hardir to make hard, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English heard hard
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with HARDY

Har·dy

biographical name \ˈhär-dē\

Definition of HARDY

Oliver 1892–1957 originally Norvell Hardy Am. comic actor

Hardy

biographical name

Definition of HARDY

Thomas 1840–1928 Eng. nov. & poet
Har·dy·esque \ˌhär-dē-ˈesk\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hardy annual
Previous Word in the Dictionary: hardworking
All Words Near: hardy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up hardy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).