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Definition of Hardy

Hardy

  1. Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid.
  2. Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.
  3. Strong; firm; compact.
  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.
  6. A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

Hardy Quotations

So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training.
Josephus Daniels

We're dabbling in eugenics all the time, breeding ideal crops to replace less aesthetic or nutritious or hardy varieties; leveling forests to graze cattle or erect shopping malls and condos; planting groves of a few familiar trees that homeowners and industries prefer.
Diane Ackerman

When I was a kid, I loved all the silent comedians - Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Chaplin. And I used to imitate them. I'd go to see a Buster Keaton movie and come home and try things out I'd seen. I learned to do pratfalls when I was very young.
Dick Van Dyke

I think when I was young, let's call it high school, and even before that, I just loved comedy, and I loved comedians. I grew up watching Laurel and Hardy. That's really a long time ago. I loved Jerry Lewis. I just loved comedians.
Steve Martin

I suppose you could say my father's world was Thomas Hardy and my mother's D.H. Lawrence.
Seamus Heaney
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Hardy Translations

hardy in Italian is sempreverde, ardito, accanito
hardy in Spanish is persistente, audaz