capable of enduring fatigue, hardship, exposure, etc.; sturdy; strong: hardy explorers of northern Canada.
(of plants) able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.
requiring great physical courage, vigor, or endurance: the hardiest sports.
bold or daring; courageous: hardy soldiers.
unduly bold; presumptuous; foolhardy.
- hardy , hearty
Other definitions for hardy (2 of 3)
a chisel or fuller with a square shank for insertion into a square hole (hardy hole ) in a blacksmith's anvil.
Other definitions for Hardy (3 of 3)
Godfrey Harold, 1877–1947, English mathematician.
Oliver, 1892–1957, U.S. motion-picture comedian.
Thomas, 1840–1928, English novelist and poet.
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How to use hardy in a sentence
Instead, many of these hardy organisms rely on rocks and water to survive, scientists reported on December 21 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Glacier-dwelling bacteria thrive on chemical energy derived from rocks and water | Kate Baggaley | December 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
He says that as a sign that maybe even these hardy invaders have their limits.
A salt solution keeps the nerves functioning as they would if the nerves were in a live fish, hardy says.A fish’s fins may be as sensitive to touch as fingertips | Carolyn Wilke | November 3, 2020 | Science News
Long-term monitoring of the restored seagrass beds reveals a remarkably hardy ecosystem that is trapping carbon and nitrogen that would otherwise contribute to global warming and pollution, the team reports October 7 in Science Advances.How planting 70 million eelgrass seeds led to an ecosystem’s rapid recovery | Joseph Polidoro | October 14, 2020 | Science News
Perhaps that’s a hopeful sign that even these hardy worms have their limits, but in the meantime, the onslaught of worms continues its march — with help from the humans who spread them.Invasive jumping worms damage U.S. soil and threaten forests | Megan Sever | September 29, 2020 | Science News
It satirizes and parodies the romanticised, pessimistic accounts of rural life by writers like Thomas hardy and Mary Webb.These Female Contemporaries Weren’t Afraid of Virginia Woolf | Louisa Treger | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two other victims besides Jones and hardy have been identified.
The family then fell on hard times, and hardy moved to live with relatives in the Chicago area.
Vann is said to have told cops that he had begun to fight with hardy in the course of sex.
hardy had started life in Illinois and then had moved to Colorado with her family.
hardy and Hicks flung the huge marrow bones with which they happened to be engaged at the time.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
He knew it was a handkerchief, and smiled inwardly as he wondered what Tom hardy would say if he could see him now.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
Even the hardy Mohammedan was haggard and spent, and his oblique eyes glowed like the red embers of a dying fire.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
It was more than three years since Tom hardy's letter had thrown him into a chill, and everything as yet was quiet.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
She, Anne herself, was as strong as a horse and had never been ill in her life, but others were not quite so hardy.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for hardy (1 of 3)
having or demanding a tough constitution; robust
(of plants) able to live out of doors throughout the winter
British Dictionary definitions for hardy (2 of 3)
any blacksmith's tool made with a square shank so that it can be lodged in a square hole in an anvil
British Dictionary definitions for Hardy (3 of 3)
Oliver. See Laurel and Hardy
Thomas. 1840–1928, British novelist and poet. Most of his novels are set in his native Dorset (part of his fictional Wessex) and include Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895), after which his work consisted chiefly of verse
Sir Thomas Masterman. 1769–1839, British naval officer, flag captain under Nelson (1799–1805): 1st Sea Lord (1830)
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