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Definitions of hard

  1. To harden; to make hard. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Difficult to resist or control; powerful. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; - applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A ford or passage across a river or swamp. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. with firmness; "held hard to the railing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. with effort or force or vigor; "the team played hard"; "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. very near or close in space or time; "it stands hard by the railroad tracks"; "they were hard on his heels"; "a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. indulging excessively; "he drank heavily" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. So as to raise difficulties. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. With tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Close or near. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Forcibly; laborlously; diligently; tempestuously; closely; near; roughly; to the utmost extent; so as to become firm and unyielding; with vexation, trouble, or sorrow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. With urgency: with difficulty: close, near, as in HARD BY; HARD-A-LEE, i.e. close to the lee-side, etc.: earnestly: forcibly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. In a hard manner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Close; near; diligently; laboriously; earnestly. Hard up, in want of money or means. To die hard, to die with a strnggle or impenitent. Hard water, that which contains some mineral substance that decomposes soap, and thus renders it unfit for washing. Hard-a-lee, an order to put the helm close to the lee-side of the ship. Hard-a-port, to the larboard or port side. Hard-a-starboard, to the starboard side. Hard-a-weather, to the windward side. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Close; near; earnestly; diligently, as to read hard, to work hard; importunately; nimbly; with great force. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. Abrupt or explosive in utterance; not aspirated, sibilated, or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another; -- said of certain consonants, as c in came, and g in go, as distinguished from the same letters in center, general, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Compact and solid; firm; not easy to be pierced or broken; as, hard wood; unyielding; difficult of accomplishment; as, hard to understand; laborious; fatiguing; cruel; oppressive; severe; keen; austere; inflexible; unfeeling; exacting; not easily complied with; rough; coarse; not prosperous; uttered gutturally; stiff or formal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. Not easily penetrated: firm: solid: difficult to understand or accomplish: difficult to bear: painful: unjust: difficult to please: unfeeling: severe: stiff: constrained. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. Firm; solid; difficult; painful; severe; laborious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  44. With difficulty; urgently; laboriously; near; close. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. Solid; firm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Difficult; rigorous; severe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Unfeeling; unsparing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Thoroughgoing and energetic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Coarse; poor; scanty; offensive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Containing mineral salts: said of water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Firm; solid; not easily pressed, penetrated, or broken; difficult to understand, or solve, or do, or get over, or bear; painful; laborious; oppressive; exacting; unfeeling; unkind; severe; unjust; stiff; distressing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. Not easily penetrated; firm; solid; not soft; not easy to be done or executed; laborious; fatiguing; severe; oppressive; unkind; rough; sour, as applied to beer, &c.; unprosperous, as hard times; avaricious and exacting; in the fine arts, applied to a style which rejects the graces and too rigidly adheres to the mere mechanism of art. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for hard

  1. " Oh, it's not hard when you come right to it," said Harry, laughing. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  2. That was hard work too." – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
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