1. (superl.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.

2. (superl.) Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber.

3. (superl.) Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.

4. (n.) Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors.

AB Ancient Mariner Argonaut Dylan Flying Dutchman Neptune OD Poseidon Varuna abandoned ablaze able seaman able-bodied seaman abundant active acute affable affectionate afire aggressive amiable amicable ample animated antic ardent authentic beefy bluejacket boiling over bon vivant boon boon companion bouncing breathless brisk buccaneer burning capersome coltish committed convivial cordial dedicated deep deep-sea man delirious devoted devout doughty drunk dynamic eager earnest energetic enterprising enthusiastic excited exuberant fair-weather sailor faithful febrile fervent fervid festive fevered feverish fiery fisherman flaming flush flushed forceful forcible forcy free and easy friendly frisky frolicsome full of beans full of pep full-blooded full-strength gamesome gay generous genial genuine glowing go-go good fellow gracious gutsy gutty hail-fellow-well-met hale hale and hearty hard hard as nails hardy healthy heartfelt heated hefty honest hospitable hot hot-blooded husky impassioned impetuous in earnest incisive intense intent intent on intoxicated invigorating iron-hard jack jack afloat jack-tar jacky jolly jolly fellow jovial keen kinetic liberal limey lively living lobsterman loyal lusty mariner matelot mettlesome mighty navigator neighborly nervy nourishing obstinate on fire open openhearted passionate peppy perfervid pirate playful pot companion potent powerful privateer profound profuse puissant receptive red-blooded red-hot resolute responsive robust robustious robustuous rollicking rollicksome rompish rude rugged sailor salt satisfying sea dog sea rover seafarer seafaring man seaman serious shipman sincere sizeable skittish smacking snappy solid sound spanking spirited sportive sprightly square stalwart steaming steamy steely stout strapping strengthening strenuous strong strong as brandy strong as strong strong-willed sturdy substantial take-charge take-over tar trenchant unfeigned unrestrained vehement vibrant vigorous viking vital vivacious vivid warm warmhearted water dog welcoming whaler white-hot wholehearted windjammer windsailor zealous zestful zesty zippy


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