- –adj.1. able to bear hard treatment; strong; robust: »
hardy frontier settlers.SYNONYM(S): hale, hearty, vigorous.2. able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air: »
Cold weather does not kill hardy plants.–n.1. a strong or robust person: »
Most of the hardies operating the rides were boys who were adventuring, or sturdy knock-about hoboes (Harper's).2. a plant able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.╂[< Old French hardi, past participle of hardir to harden < a Germanic word]har|dy2 «HAHR dee», noun, plural -dies.a chisel or fuller with a square shank for insertion into a square hole (hardy hole) in a blacksmith's anvil.╂[probably < hard]
Useful english dictionary. 2012.