Meaning of “hearty” in the English Dictionary

"hearty" in American English

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heartyadjective

us /ˈhɑrt̬·i/

hearty adjective (ENTHUSIASTIC)

enthusiastic and strong:

a hearty handshake
a hearty laugh

hearty adjective (LARGE)

[ -er/-est only ] generous or large:

We ate a hearty breakfast before we set off on our hike.

[ -er/-est only ] Hearty is also used to mean satisfying to the taste:

a hearty vegetable soup

(Definition of “hearty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)