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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hardy \Har"dy\, noun A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hardy \Har"dy\ (h[aum]r"d[y^]), adjective [Compar. {Hardier} (-d[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Hardiest}.] [F. hardi, p. p. fr. OF. hardir to make bold; of German origin, cf. OHG. hertan to harden, G. h[aum]rten. See {Hard}, adjective]

1. Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolute; intrepid.

Hap helpeth hardy man alway. --Chaucer.

2. Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.

3. Strong; firm; compact.

[A] blast may shake in pieces his hardy fabric. --South.

4. Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.

5. Able to withstand the cold of winter.

Note: Plants which are hardy in Virginia may perish in New England. Half-hardy plants are those which are able to withstand mild winters or moderate frosts.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hardy

adjective

1: 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" [syn: {hardy}, {stalwart}, {stout}, {sturdy}]

2: able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions; "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures"

3: invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers" [syn: {audacious}, {brave}, {dauntless}, {fearless}, {hardy}, {intrepid}, {unfearing}]

noun

1: United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957) [syn: {Hardy}, {Oliver Hardy}]

2: English novelist and poet (1840-1928) [syn: {Hardy}, {Thomas Hardy}]


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