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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hardy  \Har"dy\,  n. 
  A  blacksmith's  fuller  or  chisel,  having  a  square  shank  for 
  insertion  into  a  square  hole  in  an  anvil,  called  the  hardy 
  hole. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hardy  \Har"dy\,  a.  [Compar.  {Hardier};  superl.  {Hardiest}.]  [F. 
  hardi,  p.  p.  fr  OF  hardir  to  make  bold;  of  German  origin, 
  cf  OHG.  hertan  to  harden,  G.  h["a]rten.  See  {Hard},  a.] 
  1.  Bold;  brave;  stout;  daring;  resolu?e;  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. 
 
  Note:  Plants  which  are  hardy  in  Virginia  may  perish  in  New 
  England.  Half-hardy  plants  are  those  which  are  able  to 
  withstand  mild  winters  or  moderate  frosts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hardy 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {stalwart},  {stout},  {sturdy}] 
  2:  resolute  and  without  fear  [syn:  {doughty},  {fearless}] 
  3:  able  to  survive  under  unfavorable  conditions;  "strawberries 
  are  hardy  and  easy  to  grow";  "camels  are  tough  and  hardy 
  creatures" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hardy,  AR  (city,  FIPS  29920) 
  Location:  36.32149  N,  91.48042  W 
  Population  (1990):  538  (357  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.0  sq  km  (land),  0.5  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  72542 
  Hardy,  IA  (city,  FIPS  34455) 
  Location:  42.81024  N,  94.05148  W 
  Population  (1990):  47  (26  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50545 
  Hardy,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41531 
  Hardy,  NE  (village,  FIPS  20995) 
  Location:  40.01163  N,  97.92331  W 
  Population  (1990):  206  (93  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68943 
  Hardy,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  24101 




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