American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Expressed warmly, exuberantly, and unrestrainedly: a hearty welcome.
- adj. Complete or thorough; unequivocal: hearty support.
- adj. Vigorous; robust: a hearty glow of health.
- adj. Enjoying or requiring much food: a hearty appetite.
- adj. Providing abundant nourishment; substantial: a hearty meal.
- n. A good fellow; a comrade.
- n. A sailor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Influenced by or proceeding from the heart; heartfelt; sincere; zealous: as, to be hearty in support of a project; a hearty welcome; a hearty laugh.
- Full of health; exhibiting strength; sound; strong; healthy: as, a hearty man.
- Adapted for, affording, using, or requiring strong or abundant nourishment: as, hearty food; a hearty dinner; a hearty eater or appetite.
- Bold; courageous.
- Synonyms Hearty, Cordial, Sincere; real, unfeigned, unaffected, heartfelt, earnest, ardent, eager. Hearty means having the heart in a thing, warmly interested in favor of something, and acting so as to show this feeling; proceeding straight from the heart, and manifested outwardly. Cordial is rather applied to feelings cherished or felt in the heart, heartfelt, or the outward expression of such feelings: as, cordial love; cordial hatred; cordial desires. Sincere means devoid of deceit or pretense, implying that the sentiments and the outward expression of them are in consonance.
- Active, vigorous, robust, hale.
- n. A seaman's familiar form of address: as, come here, my hearties.
- adj. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.
- adj. Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber.
- adj. Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.
- n. obsolete : Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors. Dickens.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager.
- adj. Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak.
- adj. Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant.
- n. Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors.
- adj. showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
- adj. consuming abundantly and with gusto
- adj. without reservation
- adj. providing abundant nourishment
- adj. endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
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“She rang for me, to see how I was getting on with my needlework -- and she was what I call hearty, for the first time since”
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“A bronzed and bearded man met them at the top and gripped their hands in hearty fellowship.”
“The cake is packed with berries and is fairly hearty from a mixture of plain and while grain flour.”
“When a standpat Republican politician abandons a lifetime of party regularity at 70 to come out in hearty praise of a Democratic President," the paper noted, "it is time for connoisseurs of the unusual to stand by and take notes.”
“Charles V of Spain, in hearty approval of the sentence, hastened to make a gift to Oaxaca of a clock, complete with striking mechanism.”
“In fact Clark came out in hearty defense of Obama the other day, and I'm sure that was noticed and well-received.”
“I served the tortilla loaf in hearty slices with some roasted garlic salsa for a heavenly one-dish meal.”
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