[ hahrdz ]
/ hɑrdz /
the refuse or coarser parts of flax or hemp, separated in hackling.
TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!
Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Also hurds [hurdz] /hɜrdz/ .
Origin of hards
First recorded before 900; Middle English herdes, Old English heordan
Words nearby hards
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for hards
British Dictionary definitions for hards
/ (hɑːdz) /
coarse fibres and other refuse from flax and hemp
Word Origin for hards
Old English heordan (plural); related to Middle Dutch hēde, Greek keskeon tow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012