hard meaning

EN[hɑːd] [hɑɹd] [-ɑː(ɹ)d]
  • Hard or hardness may refer to:
  • Hardness, resistance of physical materials to deformation or fracture
  • Hard (surname)
  • Hard (nautical), beach or slope convenient for hauling out vessels
  • Hard (tennis), type of court
  • Hard, Austria, a town
  • Hard (Zürich), a quarter of the city
  • Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
FR hard

    Definition of hard in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhardsSUF-ard
    1. (nautical) A firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water.
      1. (drugs, colloquial) SLA crack cocaine.
      2. AdjectiveCOMharderSUPhardest
        1. (of material or fluid) Having a severe property; presenting difficulty.
          1. This bread is so stale and hard, I can barely cut it. ‎
        2. (personal or social) Having a severe property; presenting difficulty.
          1. a hard problem ‎
          2. a hard life ‎
          3. a hard master;  a hard heart;  hard words;  a hard character ‎
          4. don't be so hard on yourself ‎
          5. The stag was too hard for the horse.
        3. Unquestionable.
          1. hard evidence ‎
        4. (of a road intersection) Having a comparatively larger or a ninety-degree angle.
          1. At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the hard left. ‎
        5. SLA (vulgar, of a male) Sexually aroused.
          1. I got so hard watching two hot girls wrestle each other on the beach. ‎
        6. (bodybuilding) Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.
          1. (phonetics, not comparable).
            1. There is a hard c in "clock" and a soft c in "centre". ‎
            2. Hard k, t, s, ch, as distinguished from soft, g, d, z, j
          2. (art) Having a severe property; presenting a barrier to enjoyment.
            1. (not comparable) In the form of a hard copy.
              1. We need both a digital archive and a hard archive.
          3. AdverbCOMharderSUPhardest
            1. (manner) With much force or effort.
              1. He hit the puck hard up the ice.
              2. They worked hard all week.
              3. At the intersection, bear hard left.
              4. The recession hit them especially hard.
              5. Think hard about your choices.
            2. (manner) With difficulty.
              1. His degree was hard earned.
              2. The vehicle moves hard.
            3. OBS So as to raise difficulties.
              1. (manner) Compactly.
                1. The lake had finally frozen hard.
              2. (now archaic) Near, close.
              3. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • The company came down on him very hard after he was found skipping work.
                  • Alcohol is often a cheap tool to alleviate the stress of a hard day.
                  • "For small shareholders it is very dilutionary and they are in for a hard road ahead," he told BusinessDaily.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • I've got so many split ends – I think I must be working too hard.
                  • Kate enjoyed the postshot celebration, but after an hour of chatting and grazing the sandwich buffet, fatigue hit hard.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Adverbs
                    • Manner adverbs
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
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                    2. en hardly
                    3. en harder
                    4. en hardy
                    5. en hardened
                    Source: Wiktionary

                    Meaning of hard for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "hard" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a manner adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
                    Difficultness: Level 1
                    Easy     ➨     Difficult
                    Definiteness: Level 9
                    Definite    ➨     Versatile