• Hardy Catalpa
    Hardy Catalpa
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hardy invulnerable to fear or intimidation "audacious explorers","fearless reporters and photographers","intrepid pioneers"
    • adj hardy 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"
    • adj hardy able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow","camels are tough and hardy creatures"
    • n Hardy English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    • n Hardy United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: This is what the red, white, and blue on the US flag represent: The Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these same colors for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as follows: white to mean purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. According to legend, George Washington interpreted the elements of the flag this way: the stars were taken from the sky, the red from the British colors, and the white stripes signified the secession from the home country. However, there is no official designation or meaning for the colors of the flag.
    • n Hardy A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.
    • Hardy Able to withstand the cold of winter.
    • Hardy Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolute; intrepid. "Hap helpeth hardy man alway."
    • Hardy Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.
    • Hardy Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.
    • Hardy Strong; firm; compact. "A] blast may shake in pieces his hardy fabric."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hardy Bold; intrepid; daring; confident; audacious.
    • hardy Requiring or imparting courage, vigor, and endurance; that must be done boldly or energetically: as, a hardy exploit; hardy occupations.
    • hardy Strong; enduring; capable of resisting fatigue, hardship, or exposure: as, a hardy peasant; a hardy plant.
    • hardy Synonyms Stout-hearted, courageous, valiant, daring. See note under hardihood.
    • hardy Hale, robust, sturdy, tough.
    • hardy To become hardy, daring, or audacious.
    • n hardy In blacksmithing, a chisel or fuller having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hardy härd′i daring, brave, resolute: confident: impudent: able to bear cold, exposure, or fatigue
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  • Washington Irving
    “There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.”
  • Welsh Proverb
    Welsh Proverb
    “Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. hardi, p. p. fr. OF. hardir, to make bold; of German origin, cf. OHG. hertan, to harden, G. härten,. See Hard (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. hardi—Old High Ger. hartjan, to make hard.


In literature:

Hardy, who was a few steps from him, turning round, saw three men raising him up.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
It was here that Charles Hardy waited the return of his friend.
"The Boat Club" by Oliver Optic
The pecan is a hickory and the northern trees are very hardy and thrifty.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
MR. MORRIS: That is so thrifty and so hardy that it might have some species of hickory in it.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
We hurried down to the little harbour, where a dozen hardy Cornishmen were preparing to launch a boat on the angry sea.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
A hardy race of sailors was trained in the fisheries of the North Sea.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
The first, Hardy, a shoemaker, was brilliantly defended by Erskine, and was acquitted.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
And, like the Cut-Leaved Birch, it is ironclad in its hardiness.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Lay out half in making good soil, and spend the rest on a limited range of hardy plants.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
I let him have it hot and hardy, I can tell ye.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown

In poetry:

Perchance more late some hardy crew,
Charged with the northern hunter's spoils,
Freight to far cities yearly due,
Closed in thy breast their earthly toils.
"Le Lac Des Morts" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
He comes of a hardy old immigrant race,
And he feels not the rain nor the drouth.
His sinews are tougher than wire; and his face
Has been tanned by the sun of the south.
"The Mountain Splitter" by Henry Lawson
The wind is a mighty roamer;
He bids me keep me free,
Clean from the taint of the gold-lust,
Hardy and pure as he;
Cling with my love to nature,
As a child to the mother-knee.
"The Three Voices" by Robert W Service
Each following each they hasten them away,
And leave us to our winter and our rue,
Sad and uncomforted; you, only you,
Dear, hardy lover, keep your faith and stay
Long as you may.
"My White Chrysanthemum" by Susan Coolidge
"To conquer fair Milan I threw
My shot against the Swiss array
On Marignano's dreadful day:
On sledges hardy soldiers drew
My weight through snows, where eagles knew
Alone the Alpine way.
"The Armada Gun" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
At call of the Empire they spring from the heath,
And Caledon's sabre is drawn from its sheath,
By Ronalds and Donalds and Grants of Strathspey,
And th' hardy Clan Murray, the first in the fray.
"Hail to Lochiel And Lovat" by Angus Cameron Robertson

In news:

Hardy plays key role in Mir's preparations.
James Franco, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Jesse Eisenberg, and Michael Fassbender.
The hardy weed can grow up to 8 feet tall.
Around 9am Tuesday, a Warner's Gas Service truck flipped over on Hardie Road.
The 24th annual Oliver Hardy Festival was held Saturday in downtown Harlem.
The family-friendly festival included look-a-like contests, Laurel and Hardy skits and children's rides and games.
A parade in Harlem kicked off the 24th annual Oliver Hardy Festival.
Guests inside the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem take pictures of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy impersonators Dennis Moriarty (left) and Dale Walter Sr.
It's almost October and that means one thing, it's time for the 21st annual Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem.
Trifoliate hardy orange ( Poncirus trifoliata ): Grow this fully hardy citrus in sun or partial shade.
While I knew I would keep Doc Leo alive in my thoughts, I am delighted to report that a number of hardy Kitsap folk are preparing to pant and sweat to honor Doc Leo.
Tom Hardy played a moonshiner in 'Lawless.'.
As the broken fence along Hardy Avenue comes down at Rockwood Golf Club, 'no trespassing' signs also are being placed along the property.
( Courtesy of Frank Hardy Inc / October 10, 2012 ).
Divers search for a missing 4-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp near Hardy, Ark.

In science:

Let us recall the definition of several noncommutative Hardy spaces.
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
Bell Inequality (or the corresponding logical contradiction arrived at in the context of Hardy’s Theorem) if one rules out any assumption of hidden-variables or counterfactual-definiteness and thus restricts the discussion to actual measurement results.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
We are heartened by Hardy’s recent ‘causaloid’ work , which suggests that such a combination of such philosophies may indeed be possible (although it is still a long way off ).
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
Hardy’s work is quasi-operational (he invokes operationalism for practical reasons rather than necessarily accepting it as a philosophy) and invokes an operational notion of space-time that involves regions and actions upon these regions.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
This is something that is explicitly acknowledged in Hardy’s framework too .
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism