Definition of Hard in English :
Define Hard in English
Hard meaning in English
Meaning of Hard in English
Pronunciation of Hard in English
Hard pronunciation in English
Pronounce Hard in Englishsee synonyms of hard
1. difficult, hard
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
Example Sentences:'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?'
Example Sentences:'took a hard look''a hard bargainer'
resisting weight or pressure
very strong or vigorous
Example Sentences:'strong winds''a hard left to the chin''a knockout punch''a severe blow'
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
Example Sentences:'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'
produced without vibration of the vocal cords
Example Sentences:'unvoiced consonants such as p' and k' and s''
(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
Example Sentences:'Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants'
given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
Example Sentences:'a hard drinker'
10. hard, strong
being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
Example Sentences:'hard liquor'
Example Sentences:'hard dry rolls left over from the day before'
with effort or force or vigor
Example Sentences:'the team played hard''worked hard all day''pressed hard on the lever''hit the ball hard''slammed the door hard'
earnestly or intently
Example Sentences:'thought hard about it''stared hard at the accused'
16. hard, severely
causing great damage or hardship
Example Sentences:'industries hit hard by the depression''she was severely affected by the bank's failure'
slowly and with difficulty
Example Sentences:'prejudices die hard'
Example Sentences:'he drank heavily'
into a solid condition
Example Sentences:'concrete that sets hard within a few hours'
very near or close in space or time
Example Sentences:'it stands hard by the railroad tracks''they were hard on his heels''a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening'
with pain or distress or bitterness
Example Sentences:'he took the rejection very hard'
to the full extent possible; all the way
Example Sentences:'hard alee''the ship went hard astern''swung the wheel hard left'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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