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Adjective: hearty (heartier,heartiest)  haa(r)-tee
  1. Showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
    "a hearty welcome"; "gave us a hearty reception"
  2. Providing abundant nourishment
    "a hearty meal";
    - satisfying, solid, square, substantial
  3. Endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
    "a hearty glow of health";
    - full-blooded, lusty, red-blooded
  4. Consuming abundantly and with gusto
    "a hearty (or healthy) appetite"
  5. Deeply felt
    "hearty support"
Noun: hearty  haa(r)-tee
Usage: Brit
  1. A sporty unrefined person
  2. [Brit, archaic] Comrade, companion, good fellow; a supposed term of familiar address between sailors

Derived forms: heartier, hearties, heartiest

See also: complete, healthy, warm, wholesome

Encyclopedia: Hearty, Paul