Definitions of hard:
- adjective: very strong or vigorous
Example: "A hard left to the chin"
- adjective: dried out
Example: "Hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
- adjective: unfortunate or hard to bear
Example: "Had hard luck"
- adjective: not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated
Example: "Hard as rock"
- adjective: metaphorically hard
Example: "A hard fate"
- adjective: of speech sounds
- adjective: having a high alcoholic content
Example: "Hard liquor"
- adjective: having undergone fermentation
Example: "Hard cider"
- adjective: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
Example: "Why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
- adjective: characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
Example: "Hard labor"
- adverb: with effort or force or vigor
Example: "The team played hard"
- adverb: to the full extent possible; all the way
Example: "Hard alee"
- adverb: slowly and with difficulty
Example: "Prejudices die hard"
- adverb: causing great damage or hardship
Example: "Industries hit hard by the depression"
- adverb: with firmness
Example: "Held hard to the railing"
- adverb: earnestly or intently
Example: "Thought hard about it"
- adverb: with pain or distress or bitterness
Example: "He took the rejection very hard"
- adverb: very near or close in space or time
Example: "It stands hard by the railroad tracks"
- adverb: into a solid condition
Example: "Concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
- adverb: indulging excessively
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12415)
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