Definition of hardy
hardilyplay \ˈhär-dəl-ē\ adverb
hardinessplay \ˈhär-dē-nəs\ noun
Examples of hardy in a Sentence
Most of the soldiers were hardy young men.
Hardy fans stuck with the team through good times and bad.
Only the hardiest pilgrims made the journey.
Recent Examples of hardy from the Web
Some of the plants featured in the guide are: Carnation (Dianthus): An evergreen ground cover that grows to about 6 to 9 inches tall and 15 inches wide, has pink flowers that appear in June and July and is hardy in Zones 3-9.
A female can lay eggs in tiny amounts of water and is known for being hardy.
And all five mass extinctions killed off not just charismatic megafauna—the equivalents of lions and elephants—but hardy, ubiquitous species like insects and plants.
Then, of course, there is Hitler, ever the hardy perennial.
So the University of Miami researchers' task has turned to identifying coral hardy enough to withstanding changing conditions to plant, the Miami Herald reports.
Rain, wind and 50-degree temperatures didn’t deter 60 hardy souls who’ve been waiting six months for a crack at their favorite track.
But American troops adore the hardy, rugged, difficult-to-kill A-10.
The garden was started with the idea of planting hardy, self-sustaining plants – all perennials.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Hardy
Oliver 1892–1957 originally Norvell Hardy American comic actor
Definition of Hardy
Thomas 1840–1928 English novelist and poet
Hardyesqueplay \ˌhär-dē-ˈesk\ adjective
HARDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hardy for English Language Learners
: able to live through difficult conditions (such as a cold winter or a drought)
: strong and able to accept difficult or unpleasant conditions
HARDY Defined for Kids
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