Complete Definition of "hard"

see|härd|hård
English

rank|family|earth|live|403|hard|ask|question|doubt

Etymology
Old English heard

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) AHD|häd, IPA|/hÉËd/, SAMPA|/hA:d/
(General American|US) AHD|häd, IPA|/hÉɹd/, SAMPA|/hArd/
audio|en-us-hard.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ÉË(r)d

Homophones
heart (in some dialects)

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. Resistant to pressure.
  2. Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand

#: a hard problem

  1. Demanding a lot of effort to endure.

#: a hard life

  1. context|of a person , severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal.
  2. Unquestionable.

#: hard evidence

  1. Of drink, strong.
  2. Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds.
  3. context|slang|vulgar Sexually aroused.
  4. bodybuilding Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.

Quotations
(requiring a lot of effort to do or understand) 1988: âRay 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.â — An Oracle, Edmund White

Synonyms
(resistant to pressure): resistant, solid, stony
(requiring a lot of effort to do or understand): confusing, difficult, puzzling, tough, tricky
(requiring a lot of effort to endure): difficult, intolerable, tough, unbearable
(severe): harsh, hostile, severe, strict, tough, unfriendly
(unquestionable): incontrovertible, indubitable, unambiguous, unequivocal, unquestionable
(of drink): strong

Antonyms
(resistant to pressure): soft
(requiring a lot of effort to do or understand): easy, simple, straightforward, trite
(requiring a lot of effort to endure): bearable, easy
(severe): agreeable, amiable, approachable, friendly, nice, pleasant
(unquestionable): controvertible, doubtful, ambiguous, equivocal, questionable
(of drink):

  • (low in alcohol): low-alcohol
  • (non-alcoholic): alcohol-free, soft, non-alcoholic

Translations
trans-top|resistant to pressure
Albanian: fortë
Catalan: dur
Chinese: 硬 (yìng)
Croatian: t-|hr|tvrd
Czech: t-|cs|tvrdý
Dutch: hard#Dutch|hard, harde
Esperanto: t-|eo|malmola|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|kova
French: t+|fr|dur|m
German: t+|de|hart, t+|de|fest
Hungarian: t-|hu|kemény
trans-mid
Ido: harda
Interlingua: dur#Interlingua|dur
Italian: t+|it|duro|m
Kurdish: t+|ku|ÙاÛÙ|sc=KUchar
Latvian: ciets m, cieta f
Portuguese: t+|pt|duro|m
Romanian: t-|ro|tare
Russian: t+|ru|ÑвÑÑдÑй|scCyrl, t-|ru|кÑепкий|scCyrl, t-|ru|пÑоÑнÑй|sc=Cyrl
Sardinian: duru
Scottish Gaelic: cruaidh
Spanish: t+|es|duro|m
Telugu: à°à°à±à°à°¿ (gaTTi)
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trans-top|requiring a lot of effort to do or understand
Catalan: complicat, difícil
Czech: t+|cs|tÄžký|m, t-|cs|obtížný|m
Dutch: moeilijk, moeilijke, zwaar, zware
Esperanto: t-|eo|malfacila|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|vaikea
French: t+|fr|dur|m, t+|fr|difficile|m|f
German: t+|de|schwierig, t+|de|hart
Greek: t-|el|δÏÏκολοÏ|m|trdýskolos|scGrek
Hungarian: t-|hu|nehéz
Ido: desfacila
Interlingua: difficile#Interlingua|difficile
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|duro|m, t+|it|difficile|m|f
Japanese: é£ãã (ããããã, muzukashii)
Latvian: grūts m
Polish: t+|pl|trudny
Portuguese: t+|pt|difícil
Russian: t+|ru|ÑÑжÑлÑй|scCyrl, t-|ru|ÑÑÑднÑй|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: doirbh, duilich
Spanish: t+|es|duro|m, t-|es|difícil|m|f
Telugu: à°à° à±à°° (kaThOra)
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trans-top|demanding a lot of effort to endure
Dutch: moeilijk, moeilijke, zwaar, zware
Esperanto: t+|eo|severa|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t-|fi|rankka
German: t+|de|schwierig
Interlingua: dur, difficile
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|duro, t+|pt|difícil
Russian: t-|ru|ÑÑжелÑй|scCyrl, t-|ru|ÑÑÑднÑй|scCyrl
Telugu: à°à° à°¿à°¨ (kaThina), à°à° à±à°° (kaThOra)
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trans-top|severe, of a person
Catalan: t+|ca|dur|m
Esperanto: t+|eo|severa|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|ankara
German: t+|de|hart
Interlingua: sever#Interlingua|sever
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|difícil, t+|pt|severo
Russian: ÑÑжÑлÑй, ÑÑÑднÑй (slang)
Scottish Gaelic: cruaidh, borb, garg
Spanish: t+|es|duro|m, t-|es|difícil|m|f
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trans-top|unquestionable
Dutch: hard, harde, onweerlegbaar, onweerlegbare
Esperanto: t-|eo|nerefutebla|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|vahva
German: t+|de|fix
Interlingua: inquestionabile
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|inquestionável
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trans-top|of drink: strong
Dutch: straf, straffe, zwaar, zware
Esperanto: t-|eo|forta|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|vahva
German: t+|de|stark
Interlingua: forte#Interlingua|forte
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|forte
Russian: t-|ru|кÑепкий|sc=Cyrl
Spanish: t+|es|fuerte
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trans-top|of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds
Dutch: hard, harde, kalkrijk, kalkrijke
Catalan: dura
Finnish: t+|fi|kova
German: t+|de|hart
Italian: t+|it|cruda
trans-mid
Latvian: ciets m
Spanish: t+|es|duro|m
Telugu: à°à° à°¿à°¨ (kaThina)
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Chinese: 硬ç (1),å°é¾ç (2)
ttbc|Guarani: atã (h-) (1), asy (h-) (2)
ttbc|Indonesian: keras / kaku / tegar (1), sulit / sukar / rumit / susah (2)
ttbc|Japanese: 硬ã (ããã, katai) (1)
ttbc|Korean: ë±ë±í (ttakttakhan) (1), ë¨ë¨í (dandanhan) (1), ì´ë ¤ì´ (eoryeoun) (2)
ttbc|Polish: twardy (1), ciÄżki (3), surowy (4), niepodważalny (5), mocny (6)
ttbc|Portuguese: Dificil,Duro
ttbc|Romanian: tare#Romanian|tare (1,6), greu, dificil (2,3,4) sever (4), neindoielnic (5)
ttbc|Tupinambá: atã (s-) (1), abaíb (2)
ttbc|Welsh: caled (1,2)

Derived terms
top2
hardboard
hard cheese<!-- = hard luck-->
hard copy
harden
hard head
hard-hearted
mid2
hard-liner
hard lines
hard luck
hard times
hardware
hardwood

Adverb
en-adv|harder|hardest

  1. With much strength or energy

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Homophones
hart#Dutch|hart

Adjective
hard (Alternate form: harde, compar: harder, superl: hardst)

  1. hard (resistant to pressure)
  2. hard (unquestionable)

#: harde feiten

  1. hard (Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds)

Derived terms
hardlopen

ang:hard
ar:hard
es:hard
fa:hard
fr:hard
ko:hard
io:hard
id:hard
it:hard
kk:hard
ku:hard
hu:hard
nl:hard
ja:hard
pl:hard
pt:hard
simple:hard
fi:hard
sv:hard
ta:hard
te:hard
vi:hard
tr:hard
zh:hard

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