hardy

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From Old French hardi, past participle of hardir (harden, make bold), from Frankish *hardjan. Cognate with hard.

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hardy (comparative hardier, superlative hardiest)

  1. Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships. A hardy plant is one that can withstand the extremes of climate, such as frost.

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hardy (plural hardies)

  1. A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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