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(adj., adverb, adj.sat, noun)


There are 26 meanings of the word Hard.

How to pronounce hard:


Hard - as an adjective

Not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

Example: "A difficult task"

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Example: "Took a hard look"

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Resisting weight or pressure

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Produced without vibration of the vocal cords

Example: "Unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"

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(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

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(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum

Example: "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"

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Hard - as an adverb

With effort or force or vigor

Example: "The team played hard"

With firmness

Example: "Held hard to the railing"

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Earnestly or intently

Example: "Thought hard about it"

Causing great damage or hardship

Example: "Industries hit hard by the depression"

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Slowly and with difficulty

Example: "Prejudices die hard"

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Indulging excessively

Example: "He drank heavily"

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Into a solid condition

Example: "Concrete that sets hard within a few hours"

Very near or close in space or time

Example: "It stands hard by the railroad tracks"

With pain or distress or bitterness

Example: "He took the rejection very hard"

To the full extent possible; all the way

Example: "Hard alee"

Hard - as an adjective satellite

Very strong or vigorous

Example: "A hard left to the chin"

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Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

Example: "Worked their arduous way up the mining valley"

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Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

Example: "A hard drinker"

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Being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

Example: "Hard liquor"

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Unfortunate or hard to bear

Example: "Had hard luck"

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Dried out

Example: "Hard dry rolls left over from the day before"

Hard - as a noun

A firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water.

A tyre whose compound is softer than superhards, and harder than mediums.

Crack cocaine.

Hard labor.

Example: "The prisoners were sentenced to three years' hard."

Example Sentences

"He hit the tree with a hard blow."
"She has a hard time understanding complex math problems."
"The diamond is incredibly hard and can't be scratched."
"He worked hard to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor."
"The hard chair was uncomfortable to sit on for long periods of time."
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Word Game Points

Is HARD a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, hard is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

HARD has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is HARD a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, hard is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
HARD has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 7.

Is HARD a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, hard is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
HARD has a WORDFEUD points total of 8.

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