Definition of sturdy
sturdilyplay \ˈstər-də-lē\ adverb
sturdinessplay \ˈstər-dē-nəs\ noun
Examples of sturdy in a Sentence
a dog with a strong sturdy build
it took a sturdy person to endure the life of a pioneer
Recent Examples of sturdy from the Web
Lipsky, searching for a first title since 2014, put on a sturdy showing to card a 68 and move within sight of Willett heading into the last day of the $3-million tournament co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.
The pretzel roll from Tom Cat Bakery, on the other hand, is sturdy, both structurally and in terms of flavor.
Jose’s wages helped his parents build a small but sturdy two-room concrete house.
The Raiders (11-3) had three players selected from their sturdy offensive line, a big reason the team has finally clinched its first playoff berth since losing the 2003 Super Bowl.
As Game 1 of the 2016 World Series began, Hazel Nilson took a seat in the sturdy red chair in her living room and turned to the television.
And then there are the 950 Duck Boots: all sturdy canvas with a rubber bottom, like a cross between a moon boot and those L.L. Bean boots people in Maine wear to shovel snow.
This process stripped them of much of their texture and character, while rendering a somewhat sturdy beverage fragile.
There's no paper to be bound up with a spine and protected inside a sturdy jacket.
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Origin and Etymology of sturdy
Middle English, brave, stubborn, from Anglo-French esturdi stunned, from past participle of esturdir to stun, from Vulgar Latin *exturdire, from Latin ex- + Vulgar Latin *turdus simpleton, from Latin turdus thrush — more at thrush
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of sturdy
STURDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sturdy for English Language Learners
: strongly made
: strong and healthy
: having or showing mental or emotional strength
STURDY Defined for Kids
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