- containing more than 22.5 percent alcohol by volume, as whiskey and brandy as opposed to beer and wine.
- strong because of fermentation; intoxicating: hard cider.
- having a firm, crisp crust or texture: hard rolls.
- stale or tough.
- a firm or solid beach or foreshore.
- a firm landing, jetty, or road across or adjoining the foreshore.
OTHER WORDS FOR hard
Idioms about hard
- urgently in need of money.
- feeling a lack or need: The country is hard up for technicians and doctors.
Origin of hard
synonym study for hard
OTHER WORDS FROM hard
How to use hard in a sentence
“It is the hardest to play,” one of the buglers says of this seemingly simple tune.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I will say the hardest to play for me—well, one of the easiest to improvise, but also the hardest character is Liz.
The pictures which would melt even the hardest of Republcian hearts were taken at the end of November.
But it is the lasting emotional scars that have been the hardest to deal with.
She has been formidable from start to finish, and is one of the hardest workers in the company.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have fed and slept at inns, living on the worst of fares and sleeping on the hardest, and hardly the cleanest, of beds.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Therefore David sent word to the general to place Uriah in the front of the battle, where the fight was hardest.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
When Fate has first granted just a sip of the wine of success the slip between the cup and lip comes hardest.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Both sides settled down to steady hard pounding, and it remained to be seen which would pound the hardest and the longest.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
Besides, she said to herself, Gee Gee will put the hardest questions on the list to meI just know she will.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for hard
- (of cash, money, etc) in coin and paper rather than cheques
- (of currency) in strong demand, esp as a result of a good balance of payments situation
- (of credit) difficult to obtain; tight
- an older word for fortis
- (not in modern technical usage) denoting the consonants c and g in English when they are pronounced as velar stops (k, g)
- (of consonants in the Slavonic languages) not palatalized
- being heavily fortified and protected
- (of nuclear missiles) located underground in massively reinforced silos
- a person not easily persuaded or won over
- a thing not easily understood
- in need of money; poor
- (foll by for) in great need (of)hard up for suggestions
- with effort or difficultytheir victory was hard won
- (in combination)hard-earned
Word Origin for hard
Other Idioms and Phrases with hard
In addition to the idioms beginning with hard
- hard act to follow
- hard and fast
- hard as nails
- hard bargain
- hard cash
- harden one's heart
- hard feelings
- hard hat
- hard hit, be
- hard line
- hard liquor
- hard luck
- hardly ever
- hard nut to crack
- hard of hearing
- hard on
- hard on someone's heels
- hard pressed
- hard put, be
- hard row to hoe
- hard sell
- hard time
- hard up
- hard way, the
- between a rock and a hard place
- cold (hard) cash
- come down (hard) on
- die hard
- drive a (hard) bargain
- go hard with
- no hard feelings
- play hardball
- play hard to get
- school of hard knocks
- tough (hard) row to hoe