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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 har·dy /ˈhɑrdi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Har·dy a. [Compar. Hardier superl. Hardiest.]
 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.
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
      n 1: United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and
           overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made
           many films (1892-1957) [syn: Oliver Hardy]
      2: English novelist and poet (1840-1928) [syn: Thomas Hardy]
      [also: hardiest, hardier]