verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to cease to fluctuate; firm: When the speculators withdrew from the market, the prices hardened.
- to rise higher.
SYNONYMS FOR harden
Definition for harden (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for harden
Harden and former SNL star Michaela Watkins mine nuanced brilliance out of what could easily be ex-wife clichés.These 5 ‘On the Bubble’ TV Shows Shouldn’t Be Canceled|Kevin Fallon|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, expect attitudes to harden—and the country to remain at impasse.
Fallon: This cast is so stacked with talent—Whitford, Harden, Watkins—that I expected Akerman to drown here.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Elsewhere, outside cash may have served only to harden voters' partisan allegiances.Does Big Money Buy Elections? Sometimes, But Not for Linda McMahon|Matthew DeLuca|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Harden apparently found this lecture so unbearable that he skipped out halfway through.Yale Classmates Say Nathan Harden Gets Yale and Sex All Wrong|Kathryn Olivarius, Claire Gordon|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Pile on glass or other pretty dish, set in cold place to harden.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
The word itself does not mean to "harden," but to put into some intermediate state.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
All spirit must rise victorious over form; and the form must die lest it harden to stone around the growing life.Miracles of Our Lord|George MacDonald
Indeed, the pleadings and arguments for the Constitution seemed only to harden the feeling of those opposed to it.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
How did the Indian civilizations of the New World learn to harden gold into a useable point for a cutting weapon?The Time Traders|Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for harden (1 of 2)
- (of prices, a market, etc) to cease to fluctuate
- (of price) to rise higher