hard hard  /ˈhɑrd/


  1. (adj) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
  2. (adj) dispassionate
  3. (adj) resisting weight or pressure
  4. (adj) very strong or vigorous
  5. (adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
  6. (adj) produced without vibration of the vocal cords
  7. (adj) (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
  8. (adj) (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
  9. (adj) given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
  10. (adj) being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
  11. (adj) unfortunate or hard to bear
  12. (adj) dried out
  13. (adv) with effort or force or vigor
  14. (adv) with firmness
  15. (adv) earnestly or intently
  16. (adv) causing great damage or hardship
  17. (adv) slowly and with difficulty
  18. (adv) indulging excessively
  19. (adv) into a solid condition
  20. (adv) very near or close in space or time
  21. (adv) with pain or distress or bitterness
  22. (adv) to the full extent possible; all the way


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  1. When you're eight months pregnant, it's hard to find a good interview suit.
  2. Analysis: New growth figures raise fears of inflation, but the consensus remains that China can avoid a hard landing.
  3. In opposing Bush's hard-line policy, the Democratic candidate has challenged a golden rule of Florida politics.


  1. Hard Dollar's Lasso Project Intelligence Leverages Birst to Help Customers Quickly Identify Cost and Schedule Problems ...

    Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Hard Dollar Corporation, the category creator and leader of project cost management software for capital and asset-intensive industries, today announced that Hard ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. 'Hard Knocks' won't cut the cuts

    Some NFL teams wouldn't agree to let 'Hard Knocks' show players getting released. No deal, says the HBO show.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  3. Hard man actor Jason Statham hopes new film shows softer side

    LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Jason Statham, known for playing the hard man in a list of Hollywood blockbusters, said he hoped his latest film "Hummingbird" would show a more emotional side to his acting even though the thriller is packed with violence. Statham, 45, walked the red carpet with his supermodel girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in London's Leicester Square on Monday for the ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The things that the Miami Heat franchise have done to be able to free up (salary) cap space and to be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down," James said. "Those are two great...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: LeBron James Source: ABC Online

  2. "I am sure the Spanish can win any game," Germany coach Joachim Loew said, "because they are dominant and it's hard to contain their attack."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We worked hard to get here and now we have made the final," Villa said. "It's a great thing."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: David Villa Source: MiamiHerald.com

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