Search Result for "hardy":
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]
1. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships;
- Example: "hardy explorers of northern Canada"
- Example: "proud of her tall stalwart son"
- Example: "stout seamen"
- Example: "sturdy young athletes"
[syn: hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy]
2. able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions;
- Example: "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"
- Example: "camels are tough and hardy creatures"
3. invulnerable to fear or intimidation;
- Example: "audacious explorers"
- Example: "fearless reporters and photographers"
- Example: "intrepid pioneers"
[syn: audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hardy \Har"dy\, n. A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hardy \Har"dy\ (h[aum]r"d[y^]), a. [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, a.] 1. Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolute; intrepid. [1913 Webster] Hap helpeth hardy man alway. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless. [1913 Webster] 3. Strong; firm; compact. [1913 Webster] [A] blast may shake in pieces his hardy fabric. --South. [1913 Webster] 4. Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner. [1913 Webster] 5. Able to withstand the cold of winter. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Hardy, AR (city, FIPS 29920) Location: 36.32149 N, 91.48042 W Population (1990): 538 (357 housing units) Area: 6.0 sq km (land), 0.5 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 72542 Hardy, IA (city, FIPS 34455) Location: 42.81024 N, 94.05148 W Population (1990): 47 (26 housing units) Area: 1.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 50545 Hardy, KY Zip code(s): 41531 Hardy, NE (village, FIPS 20995) Location: 40.01163 N, 97.92331 W Population (1990): 206 (93 housing units) Area: 1.6 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 68943 Hardy, VA Zip code(s): 24101Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
133 Moby Thesaurus words for "hardy": abiding, able-bodied, age-long, aged, ancient, antique, beefy, bold, bold-spirited, bouncing, brave, cartilaginous, chewy, chivalric, chivalrous, chronic, cohesive, constant, continuing, coriaceous, courageous, daring, deciduous, diuturnal, doughty, durable, enduring, ephemeral, evergreen, fearless, fibrous, fit, flush, forceful, forcible, forcy, full-blooded, full-strength, gallant, greathearted, gristly, gutsy, gutty, hale, hale and hearty, half-hardy, hard, hard as nails, healthy, hearty, hefty, heroic, herolike, husky, immutable, intransient, intrepid, inveterate, iron-hard, ironhearted, knightlike, knightly, lasting, leatherlike, leathery, lionhearted, long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, lusty, macrobiotic, manful, manly, mighty, nervy, obstinate, of long duration, of long standing, perdurable, perduring, perennial, permanent, perpetual, persistent, persisting, plucky, potent, powerful, puissant, red-blooded, remaining, resistant, robust, robustious, robustuous, ropy, rude, rugged, sempervirent, sinewy, soldierlike, soldierly, sound, stable, stalwart, staying, steadfast, steely, stiff, stout, stouthearted, strapping, stringy, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, stubborn, sturdy, tenacious, tough, tough as leather, unfading, untiring, valiant, valorous, vigorous, viscid, vital, wiry