See also härd, and hård

English[edit | edit source]

Most common English words: family « earth « live « #403: hard » ask » question » doubt

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Old English heard (hard)

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Hard (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Hard

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. Resistant to pressure.
  2. Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand
    a hard problem
  3. Demanding a lot of effort to endure.
    a hard life
  4. (of a person) , severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal.
  5. Unquestionable.
    hard evidence
  6. Of drink, strong.
  7. (of a road intersection) Having a comparatively larger or a ninety-degree angle.
    At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the hard left.
  8. Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds.
  9. (slang, vulgar, of a male) Sexually aroused.
  10. Template:Bodybuilding Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.
  11. Template:Physics Of a ferromagnetic material, having the capability of being a permanent magnet by being a material with high magnetic coercivity (c.f. soft)

Quotations[edit | edit source]

  • (requiring a lot of effort to do or understand) 1988: “Ray found it hard to imagine having accumulated so many mannerisms before the dawn of sex, of the sexual need to please, of the staginess sex encourages or the tightly capped wells of poisoned sexual desire the disappointed must stand guard over.” — An Oracle, Edmund White

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Translations[edit | edit source]

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Adverb[edit | edit source]

Hard (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Hard

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. (manner) With much force or effort.
    He hit the puck hard up the ice.
    They worked hard all week.
    At the intersection, bear hard left.
    The recession hit them especially hard.
    Think hard on your choices.
  2. (manner) With difficulty.
    His degree was hard earned.
  3. (manner) Compactly.
    The lake had finally frozen hard.
  4. (archaic and nautical) Near, close.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Hard

Plural
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Hard ({{{1}}})

  1. Template:Nautical A firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water

Dutch[edit | edit source]

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Adjective[edit | edit source]

Template:Nl-adj

  1. (objects) hard, strong
  1. (currency) strong, not easily devalued
  2. unquestionable, uncontestable
    harde feiten: hard facts
  3. (emotion) heartless, unsympathetic
  4. hard, difficult
    een harde strijd: a difficult fight
  5. (magnitude) harsh, heavy
    harde straffen: harsh punishments
    een harde regen: heavy rain
  6. (water) hard, rich in calcium

Antonyms[edit | edit source]

  • resistant to pressure: zacht

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Adverb[edit | edit source]

Hard

  1. Template:Nl-adv
  2. (speed) fast, swiftly
  3. very
  4. (noise) loudly

Verb[edit | edit source]

Hard

  1. The first-person singular present indicative of harden.
  2. The imperative of harden.

Irish[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: [haːɾˠd̪ˠ]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Hard

  1. Mutated form of ard.

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