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hard

Definitions


[hɑːd], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- solid, firm, and rigid; not easily broken, bent, or pierced
(e.g: the slate broke on the hard floor)

- done with a great deal of force or strength
(e.g: a hard whack)

- requiring a great deal of endurance or effort
(e.g: airship-flying was pretty hard work)

- (of information) reliable, especially because based on something true or substantiated
(e.g: hard facts about the underclass are maddeningly elusive)

- strongly alcoholic; denoting a spirit rather than beer or wine.

- (of water) containing relatively high concentrations of dissolved calcium and magnesium salts, which make lathering difficult
(e.g: hard water requires much more soap, shampoo, or detergent than soft water)

- (of the penis, clitoris, or nipples) erect.

- (of a consonant) pronounced as a velar plosive (as c in cat, g in go).


Phrases:
- be hard on
- be hard put
- give someone a hard time
- go hard with
- hard and fast
- hard at it
- hard by
- hard done by
- hard feelings
- hard going
- hard hit
- hard luck
- hard on
- hard up
- play hard to get
- put the hard word on
- the hard way

Origin:
Old English hard, heard, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hard and German hart


[hɑːd], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- with a great deal of effort
(e.g: they work hard at school)

- so as to be solid or firm
(e.g: the mortar has set hard)

- to the fullest extent possible
(e.g: put the wheel hard over to starboard)


Phrases:
- be hard on
- be hard put
- give someone a hard time
- go hard with
- hard and fast
- hard at it
- hard by
- hard done by
- hard feelings
- hard going
- hard hit
- hard luck
- hard on
- hard up
- play hard to get
- put the hard word on
- the hard way

Origin:


[hɑːd], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a road leading down across a foreshore.


Phrases:
- be hard on
- be hard put
- give someone a hard time
- go hard with
- hard and fast
- hard at it
- hard by
- hard done by
- hard feelings
- hard going
- hard hit
- hard luck
- hard on
- hard up
- play hard to get
- put the hard word on
- the hard way

Origin:




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