UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɑːrti/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhɑrti/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(härtē)

Inflections of 'hearty' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
adj comparative
adj superlative
Inflections of 'hearty' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": hearties

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
heart•y /ˈhɑrti/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 
  1. warmhearted;
    cordial:[before a noun]a hearty welcome.
  2. genuine;
    heartfelt:[before a noun]had a hearty dislike for the in-laws.
  3. wholehearted:[before a noun]hearty support.
  4. exuberant;
    unrestrained:hearty laughter.
  5. forceful;
    violent:a hearty push.
  6. strong and well;
    healthy:You look hale and hearty.
  7. large;
    substantial:[before a noun]a hearty meal.
heart•i•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
heart•y  (härtē),USA pronunciation adj.,  heart•i•er, heart•i•est, n., pl.  heart•ies. 
  1. warm-hearted;
    jovial:a hearty welcome.
  2. genuine;
    heartfelt:hearty approval; hearty dislike.
  3. completely devoted;
    wholehearted:hearty support.
  4. exuberant;
    unrestrained:hearty laughter.
  5. violent;
    forceful:a hearty push; a hearty kick.
  6. physically vigorous;
    strong and well:hale and hearty.
  7. substantial;
    nourishing:a hearty meal.
  8. enjoying or requiring abundant food:a hearty appetite.
  9. Agriculture(of soil) fertile.

n. Archaic. 
  1. a brave or good fellow, esp. with reference to a shipmate.
  2. Naval Termsa sailor.
hearti•ness, n. 
  • Middle English herti. See heart, -y1 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hearty /ˈhɑːtɪ/ adj (heartier, heartiest)
  1. warm and unreserved in manner or behaviour
  2. sincere and heartfelt: hearty dislike
  3. healthy and strong (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
  4. substantial and nourishing
n informal
  1. a comrade, esp a sailor
  2. a vigorous sporting man: a rugby hearty

ˈheartiness n
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