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from The Century Dictionary.

  • To become hardy, daring, or audacious.
  • Bold; intrepid; daring; confident; audacious.
  • Requiring or imparting courage, vigor, and endurance; that must be done boldly or energetically: as, a hardy exploit; hardy occupations.
  • Strong; enduring; capable of resisting fatigue, hardship, or exposure: as, a hardy peasant; a hardy plant.
  • Synonyms Stout-hearted, courageous, valiant, daring. See note under hardihood.
  • Hale, robust, sturdy, tough.
  • noun In blacksmithing, a chisel or fuller having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.
  • adjective Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolute; intrepid.
  • adjective Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.
  • adjective Strong; firm; compact.
  • adjective Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance
  • adjective Able to withstand the cold of winter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships. A hardy plant is one that can withstand the extremes of climate, such as frost.
  • 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions
  • adjective having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
  • adjective invulnerable to fear or intimidation
  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
  • noun English novelist and poet (1840-1928)

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