An example of hard is the feeling of a rock.
An example of hard is scoring a good grade on a test in a subject that one has never studied.
An example of hard is a winter with a lot of wind and freezing rain.
A hard worker.
Pressed hard on the lever.
A hard detergent.
Worked hard all day; stared hard at the accused criminal.
Industrial cities hit hard by unemployment.
Took the divorce hard.
Held hard to the railing.
Concrete that sets hard within a day.
The factory stands hard by the railroad tracks.
A hard blow.
- Difficult to do.hard work.
- Difficult to understand, explain, or answer.A hard question.
- Difficult to deal with; not easily managed or controlled.A man hard to live with.
- Firmly fastened or tied.A hard knot.
To drive a hard bargain.
- Difficult to endure; trying.A hard life.
- Harsh; severe; stern.A hard master, hard words.
- Characterized by hardship, setbacks, etc.hard luck.
A hard winter.
A hard worker.
A hard base.
Hold on hard.
We live hard by the woods.
To freeze hard.
Hard alee! turn hard right.
This bread is so stale and hard, I can barely cut it.
A hard life.
At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the hard left.
I got so hard watching two hot girls wrestle each other on the beach.
He hit the puck hard up the ice.
They worked hard all week.
At the intersection, bear hard left.
The recession hit them especially hard.
Think hard about your choices.
His degree was hard earned.
The vehicle moves hard.
The lake had finally frozen hard.
- Defined, fixed, and invariable:.Hard and fast rules.
- Having a partial loss of hearing.
- People who have partial loss of hearing, considered as a group.
- Undergoing great difficulty:.Under the circumstances, he was hard put to explain himself.
- In need; poor.
- To treat severely; be harsh toward.
- To be difficult, unpleasant, or painful for.
- To have considerable difficulty or trouble.
- Invariable; strict; definitive.
- Partially deaf.
- In great need of something, esp. money.
- To seem unwilling to accept an offer, romantic advances, etc., as in order to elicit further or stronger appeals.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of hard
- Middle English from Old English heard kar- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition