Definition of Hard


  • dried out
    "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
  • unfortunate or hard to bear
    "had hard luck"
    "a tough break"
  • being distilled rather than fermented
    having a high alcoholic content
    "hard liquor"
  • given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
    "a hard drinker"
  • (of speech sounds)
    produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
    "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
  • (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
  • produced without vibration of the vocal cords
    "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"
  • characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    especially physical effort
    "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"
  • very strong or vigorous
    "strong winds"
    "a hard left to the chin"
    "a knockout punch"
    "a severe blow"
  • resisting weight or pressure
  • dispassionate
    "took a hard look"
    "a hard bargainer"

  • not easy
    requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    "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?"


  • to the full extent possible
    all the way
    "hard alee"
    "the ship went hard astern"
    "swung the wheel hard left"
  • with pain or distress or bitterness
    "he took the rejection very hard"
  • 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"
  • into a solid condition
    "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
  • indulging excessively
    "he drank heavily"
  • slowly and with difficulty
    "prejudices die hard"
  • causing great damage or hardship
    "industries hit hard by the depression"
    "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
  • earnestly or intently
    "thought hard about it"
    "stared hard at the accused"
  • with firmness
    "held hard to the railing"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble hard

11 unscramble word found using the letters hard.

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