[ US /ˈhɑɹd/ ]
[ UK /hˈɑːd/ ]
[ UK /hˈɑːd/ ]
(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants
hard dry rolls left over from the day before
being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
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
why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
produced without vibration of the vocal cords
unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'
given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
a hard drinker
took a hard look
a hard bargainer
very strong or vigorous
a knockout punch
a hard left to the chin
a severe blow
unfortunate or hard to bear
had hard luck
a tough break
- (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
- resisting weight or pressure
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
worked their arduous way up the mining valley
set a punishing pace
a grueling campaign
spent many laborious hours on the project
he drank heavily
earnestly or intently
stared hard at the accused
thought hard about it
with effort or force or vigor
hit the ball hard
slammed the door hard
the team played hard
pressed hard on the lever
worked hard all day
very near or close in space or time
they were hard on his heels
a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening
it stands hard by the railroad tracks
with pain or distress or bitterness
he took the rejection very hard
to the full extent possible; all the way
swung the wheel hard left
the ship went hard astern
slowly and with difficulty
prejudices die hard
he was so dizzy he could hardly stand up straight
held hard to the railing
causing great damage or hardship
she was severely affected by the bank's failure
industries hit hard by the depression
into a solid condition
concrete that sets hard within a few hours
How To Use hard In A Sentence
- Richardson, are proprietors of shows, and the berouged, bedraggled creatures who exhibit on the platform outside for their living. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843
- You would be hard pressed to find a young captain or major who hadn't flown combat sorties in the area of operations.
- A lot of human nature can be traced to instinctive behaviors evolved in harder times. ProWomanProLife » Why am I so skeptical?
- Either the recession is biting harder than I had realised or a lot of people are confused about the boundaries between fact and fiction.
- We've got a lot of hard work ahead.
- There is probably room for a touch more earthiness, a little more hardness in her approach to a Don José who is always going to be putty in her hands.
- I find it hard to get my tongue round these Polish names.
- The "lawmen" in the Justice Department, etc, who are doing the hard work to bring these Wall Street criminals to the courthouse will be compromised. Stephen Gyllenhaal: Goldman and Sachs and Lipstick and Rouge
- The tranquility of Birch's daytime views hardly characterized the disputative climate surrounding the building, then and later.
- Small businesses have been hit hard / hard hit by the recession.