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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