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HE'ARTY, adjective Having the heart engaged in any thing; sincere; warm; zealous; as, to be hearty in support of government.

1. Proceeding from the heart; sincere; warm; as a hearty welcome.

2. Being full of health; sound; strong; healthy; as a hearty man.

3. Strong; durable; as hearty timber. [Not used in America.]

4. Having a keen appetite; eating much; as a hearty eater.

5. Strong; nourishing; as hearty food.