Meaning of HARD in English

HARD

adv close or near.

2. hard ·adv so as to raise difficulties.

3. hard ·adv uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.

4. hard ·noun a ford or passage across a river or swamp.

5. hard ·adv with difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.

6. hard ·superl difficult to resist or control; powerful.

7. hard ·vt to harden; to make hard.

8. hard ·superl rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.

9. hard ·adv with pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.

10. hard ·superl wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.

11. hard ·superl having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.

12. hard ·superl rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.

13. hard ·superl not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.

14. hard ·superl difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.

15. hard ·superl difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.

xvi. hard ·superl difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.

xvii. hard ·adv with tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard.

xviii. hard ·superl not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact;

— applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.

xix. hard ·superl difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms.

xx. hard ·superl abrupt or explosive in utterance; not aspirated, sibilated, or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another;

— said of certain consonants, as c in came, and g in go, as distinguished from the same letters in center, general, ·etc.

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