Definitions for hard

Definitions for (adj) hard

Main entry: difficult, hard

Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

Usage: a difficult task; nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access; difficult times; why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?

Main entry: heavy, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, backbreaking, arduous, toilsome, operose, punishing

Definition: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

Usage: worked their arduous way up the mining valley; a grueling campaign; hard labor; heavy work; heavy going; spent many laborious hours on the project; set a punishing pace

Main entry: hard

Definition: dried out

Usage: hard dry rolls left over from the day before

Main entry: hard, tough

Definition: unfortunate or hard to bear

Usage: had hard luck; a tough break

Main entry: hard

Definition: resisting weight or pressure

Main entry: hard

Definition: dispassionate

Usage: took a hard look; a hard bargainer;

Main entry: hard

Definition: (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum

Usage: Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants

Main entry: hard, concentrated

Definition: (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

Main entry: hard, strong

Definition: being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

Usage: hard liquor

Main entry: heavy, intemperate, hard

Definition: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

Usage: a hard drinker

Main entry: voiceless, unvoiced, hard, surd

Definition: produced without vibration of the vocal cords

Usage: unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'

Main entry: knockout, hard, severe

Definition: very strong or vigorous

Usage: strong winds; a hard left to the chin; a knockout punch; a severe blow

Definitions for (adv) hard

Main entry: hard

Definition: with effort or force or vigor

Usage: the team played hard; worked hard all day; pressed hard on the lever; hit the ball hard; slammed the door hard

Main entry: hard

Definition: to the full extent possible; all the way

Usage: hard alee; the ship went hard astern; swung the wheel hard left

Main entry: hard

Definition: slowly and with difficulty

Usage: prejudices die hard

Main entry: hard, severely

Definition: causing great damage or hardship

Usage: industries hit hard by the depression; she was severely affected by the bank's failure

Main entry: firmly, hard

Definition: with firmness

Usage: held hard to the railing

Main entry: hard

Definition: earnestly or intently

Usage: thought hard about it; stared hard at the accused

Main entry: hard

Definition: with pain or distress or bitterness

Usage: he took the rejection very hard

Main entry: hard

Definition: very near or close in space or time

Usage: it stands hard by the railroad tracks; they were hard on his heels; a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening

Main entry: hard

Definition: into a solid condition

Usage: concrete that sets hard within a few hours

Main entry: heavily, hard, intemperately

Definition: indulging excessively

Usage: he drank heavily

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