The definition of sturdy is something that will not break, a strong person or something that is well-constructed.(adjective)
An example of something sturdy is a balance beam that can hold up to 400 pounds.
See sturdy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, defiant, refractory, hardy < OFr estourdi, stunned, reckless (basic sense “hard to influence or control”) < VL *exturdire, to be dizzy (? from too much chattering) < L ex-, intens. + turdus, a thrush
Origin: OFr estourdi, giddiness: see sturdy
See sturdy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective stur·di·er, stur·di·est
Origin: Middle English, reckless, sturdy
Origin: , from Old French estourdi
Origin: , past participle of estourdir, to stun
Origin: , perhaps from Vulgar Latin *exturdīre, to be giddy as a thrush
Origin: : Latin ex-, intensive pref.; see ex-
Origin: + Latin turdus, thrush.
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