Pronunciation: (här'dē),[key] —adj.,-di•er, -di•est. 1. capable of enduring fatigue, hardship, exposure, etc.; sturdy; strong: hardy explorers of northern Canada. 2. (of plants) able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.
3. requiring great physical courage, vigor, or endurance: the hardiest sports. 4. bold or daring; courageous: hardy soldiers. 5. unduly bold; presumptuous; foolhardy.
Pronunciation: (här'dē),[key] —n., —pl.-dies. a chisel or fuller with a square shank for insertion into a square hole (har'dy hole") in a blacksmith's anvil.
Pronunciation: (här'dē),[key] —n. 1. Godfrey Harold, 1877–1947, English mathematician.
2. Oliver, 1892–1957, U.S. motion-picture comedian.
3. Thomas, 1840–1928, English novelist and poet.