Hardy

Definition of Hardy

Har´dy   Pronunciation: här´dŷ
a.1.Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolute; intrepid.
Hap helpeth hardy man alway.
- Chaucer.
2.Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.
3.Strong; firm; compact.
[A] blast may shake in pieces his hardy fabric.
- South.
4.Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.
5.Able to withstand the cold of winter.
n.1.A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

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