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rigid, stiff; difficult
strenuously, with great effort; to the full extent; intently; to the extreme limit
Hard Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
durus, edurus, difficilis
ferreus
Hard Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(adv.)
Close or near.
  
(adv.)
So as to raise difficulties.
  
(adv.)
Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.
  
(adv.)
With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.
  
(adv.)
With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.
  
(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.
  
(n.)
A ford or passage across a river or swamp.
  
(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.
  
(superl.)
Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
  
(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.
  
(superl.)
Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.
  
(superl.)
Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
  
(superl.)
Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.
  
(superl.)
Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.
  
(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.
  
(superl.)
Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.
  
(superl.)
Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.
  
(superl.)
Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.
  
(superl.)
Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.
  
(v. t.)
To harden; to make hard.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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hard
\hard\ (?), a. [compar. harder (?); superl. hardest.] [oe. heard, as. heard; akin to os. & d. heard, g. hart, ohg. harti, icel. har&?;r, dan. haard, sw. h?rd, goth. hardus, gr.&?; strong, &?;, &?;, strength, and also to e. -ard, as in coward, drunkard, -crat, -cracy in autocrat, democracy; cf. skr. kratu strength, &?; to do, make. cf. hardy.]
1. 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.
2. difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem. the hard causes they brought unto moses. xviii. 26. in which are some things hard to be understood. ii. 16.
3. difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
4. difficult to resist or control; powerful. the stag was too hard for the horse. a power which will be always too hard for them.
5. 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. i never could drive a hard bargain.
6. difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.
7. not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style. figures harder than even the marble itself.
8. rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.
9. (pron.) 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.
10. wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.
11. (painting) (a) rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition. (b) having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.
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cancer,
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case, etc. see under cancer, case, etc.
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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Play on 'a good man is hard to find'.
Origin
Mae West line.
Meaning
In difficulty, with two unsatisfactory options available.
Origin
US origin, earliest known printed reference is Dialect Notes V, 1921.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
crua(idh), deacair
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Caled = n. hardness, hardship; a. hard, hardy; severe
Crag = n. a hard crust
Cris = n. a scale, a hard crust
Der = a. hard, stubborn
Dur = n. hard matter; steel
Durfin = a. dense, close hard
Dygnu = v. to toil hard
Dygyn = a. severe, painful, hard
Erddygniad = n. a toiling hard
Erddygnu = v. to toil hard
Gogaled = a. somewhat hard
Gorchaled = a. extremely hard
Gronell = n. hard roe of fish
Llwmglwm = n. a hard knot
Talgryf = a. hard fronted, brazen
Twtach = n. a hard breathing
Wnc, Wng = a. close, near, hard by
Ysgrawen = n. a hard crust
Australian Slang
very hard work
1.bad luck; 2. off-hand expression of sympathy; 3. rebuff to an appeal for sympathy
1. bad luck; 2. off-hand expression of sympathy; 3. rebuff to an appeal for sympathy
(older slang) doer that works particularly hard, or has had a particularly hard life
type of dance music
1. difficult question, undertaking, or problem; 2. person who is difficult to convince, understand, or know
1. strong alcoholic liquor; spirits; 2. hard drugs, as heroin, etc.
urgently in need of something, especially money
an immoral suggestion
apply pressure in pursuit of agreement to a proposal (often sex related)
hard manual labour; laborious physical work
hard work, training
erect penis
party enthusiastically and for the duration of the party
go through with difficult and demanding work in order to achieve an end
1. apply pressure in pursuit of agreement to a proposal (often sex related); 2. ask a favour of; 3. ask another for sexual intercourse
sucked in!
erect nipples of a woman's breasts usually resulting from cold temperature, especially when showing through clothing
imaginary basket in which papers coming into an office are placed if the recipient finds them difficult and wishes to delay making a decision
1. one who attempts to be like someone: "a Madonna try-hard"; 2. one who trys, failingly, to gain social acceptance, or to be cool, etc.; 3. of the nature of a try-hard; trying unsuccessfully: "try-hard rock star"; "typical try-hard stuff"
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. tough:"Cause I'm too hard to lift" -- Dr. Dre (Let me ride [??])
2. erected:"Ya dicks on hard" -- Dr. Dre (In your own dogs [??])
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. 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"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
(synonym) difficult
(similar) ambitious, challenging
(see-also) demanding
(attribute) difficulty, difficultness
2. metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"
(antonym) soft
(similar) brutal, cruel, harsh, rigorous, unkind
(see-also) difficult
3. not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"
(antonym) soft
(similar) adamantine
(see-also) solid
(attribute) hardness
4. very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
(synonym) knockout, severe
(similar) strong
5. characterized by toilsome 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"
(synonym) arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome
(similar) effortful
6. of speech sounds
(antonym) soft
(similar) plosive
7. of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker"
(synonym) hard(a), heavy
(similar) intemperate
8. having undergone fermentation; "hard cider"
(synonym) fermented
(similar) soured
9. having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"
(synonym) strong
(similar) alcoholic
10. unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
(synonym) tough
(similar) bad
11. dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
(similar) stale

Adverb
1. 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"
(pertainym) arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome
2. with firmness; "held hard to the railing"
(synonym) firmly
3. earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"
4. causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
(synonym) severely
5. slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard"
(pertainym) difficult
6. indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
(synonym) heavily, intemperately
7. into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
(pertainym) hardened, set
8. 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"
9. with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard"
10. to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"
Hard Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Hard Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
—A general term to indicate strength.
Hard Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
(1) As applied to a photographic emulsion or developer, having a high contrast. (2) As applied to the lighting of a set, specular or harsh, giving sharp dense shadows and glaring highlights.
Hard Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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

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Walker–Warburg syndrome (WWS), also called Warburg syndrome, Chemke syndrome, HARD syndrome (Hydrocephalus, Agyria and Retinal Dysplasia), Pagon syndrome, cerebroocular dysgenesis (COD) or cerebroocular dysplasia-muscular dystrophy syndrome (COD-MD), is a rare form of autosomal recessive congenital muscular dystrophy. It is associated with brain (lissencephaly, hydrocephalus, cerebellar malformations) and eye abnormalities. This condition has a worldwide distribution. The overall incidence is unknown but a survey in North-eastern Italy has reported an incidence rate of 1.2 per 100,000 live births. It is the most severe form of congenital muscular dystrophy with most children dying before the age of three years.

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Hard Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bodybuilding Jargon
adjective to describe a bodybuilder with little subcutaneous fat and water retention.
Hard Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A sound or track which has too much upper midrange (around 3 kHz) combined with a good transient response.
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TUPAC SHAKUR Rap Dictionary V.2.0
1) (adv) Tough. "Cause I'm too hard to lift" -- Dr. Dre (Let me ride [??]). 2) (adv) Erected. "Ya dicks on hard" -- Dr. Dre (In your own dogs [??]).
Rap-music terminology and bios of artists
1) (adv) Tough. "Cause I'm too hard to lift" -- Dr. Dre (Let me ride [??]).
2) (adv) Erected. "Ya dicks on hard" -- Dr. Dre (In your own dogs [??]).
american horse racing dictionary
A condition of a turf course where there is no resiliency to the surface.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
lerash(-)
English - Klingon
v. let - like a rock
Hard Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
hard; difficult; straw; for age
  
hard; sore
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Hard Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The knuckles of the curved index and middle fingers of both hands are rubbed up and down against each other. Instead of the up-down rubbing, they may rub against each other in an alternate clockwise-counterclockwise manner.
The curved index and middle fingers of the right hand, whose palm faces the body, or the left, are brought down sharply against the back of the downturned left 'S' hand.