Associations to the word «Hardy»


HARDY, 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.
HARDY, noun. A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.
HARDY, proper noun. A common surname​, originally a nickname for a hardy person.
HARDY, proper noun. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English novelist and poet.
HARDY, proper noun. A male given name transferred from the surname.
HARDY HAR HAR, interjection. False or sarcastic laughter.
HARDY HOLE, noun. A square, tapered hole in an anvil used to hold certain blacksmithing tools
HARDY HOLES, noun. Plural of hardy hole

Dictionary definition

HARDY, noun. United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957).
HARDY, noun. English novelist and poet (1840-1928).
HARDY, adjective. Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes".
HARDY, adjective. Able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions; "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures".
HARDY, adjective. Invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.