Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[hahr-dee] /ˈhɑr di/

adjective, hardier, hardiest.
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.
adjective -dier, -diest
having or demanding a tough constitution; robust
bold; courageous
foolhardy; rash
(of plants) able to live out of doors throughout the winter
noun (pl) -dies
any blacksmith’s tool made with a square shank so that it can be lodged in a square hole in an anvil
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)

c.1200, “bold, daring, fearless,” from Old French hardi, from past participle of hardir “to harden, be or make bold,” from Frankish *hardjan, from Proto-Germanic *hardjan “to make hard” (cf. Old Frisian herda, Old High German herten, Old Norse herða, Gothic gahardjan “make hard;” see hard). Sense influenced by English hard. Related: Hardily; hardiness. Hardhede “physical hardiness” is attested from early 15c.


Read Also:

  • Hardihood

    [hahr-dee-hoo d] /ˈhɑr diˌhʊd/ noun 1. boldness or daring; courage. 2. audacity or impudence. 3. strength; power; vigor: the hardihood of youth. 4. spirit or character; determination to survive; fortitude: the hardihood of early settlers. /ˈhɑːdɪˌhʊd/ noun 1. courage, daring, or audacity

  • Hardily

    [hahr-dl-ee] /ˈhɑr dl i/ adverb 1. in a manner: The plants thrived hardily. /ˈhɑːdɪlɪ/ adverb 1. in a hardy manner; toughly or boldly

  • Hardiment

    [hahr-dee-muh nt] /ˈhɑr di mənt/ noun, Archaic. 1. .

  • Hardin

    [hahr-dn] /ˈhɑr dn/ noun 1. John Wesley, 1853–95, U.S. outlaw in the West.

Disclaimer: Hardiest definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.