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I feel like it's hard to get into historical novels where you know what the story is far too well.
Matthew Tobin Anderson

Meaning of "hard" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HARD

Old English heard; related to Old Norse harthr, Old Frisian herd, Old High German herti, Gothic hardus hard, Greek kratus strong.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HARD

hard  [hɑːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hard can act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES HARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hard

Hard or hardness may refer to: ▪ Hardness, resistance of physical materials to change under force ▪ Hard water, water with a high mineral content ▪ NP-hard, a term used in Computational complexity theory ▪ Hard, Austria, a town in Austria ▪ Hard, a quarter in Zürich ▪ Hard, a type of tennis court ▪ Hard, concerts and live events ▪ Hard, a slang term for the state of having an erection ▪ Hard, a firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water ▪ Hard ▪ Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, abbreviated H.A.R.D.

Definition of hard in the English dictionary

The first definition of hard in the dictionary is firm or rigid; not easily dented, crushed, or pierced. Other definition of hard is toughened by or as if by physical labour; not soft or smooth. Hard is also difficult to do or accomplish; arduous.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HARD


Ahmedabad
ˈɑːmədəˌbɑːd
backyard
ˌbæˈkjɑːd
card
kɑːd
courtyard
ˈkɔːtˌjɑːd
discard
dɪsˈkɑːd
facade
fəˈsɑːd
guard
ɡɑːd
Hyderabad
ˈhaɪdərəˌbɑːd
Islamabad
ɪzˈlɑːməˌbɑːd
Jacquard
ˈdʒækɑːd
MasterCard
ˈmɑːstəˌkɑːd
notecard
ˈnəʊtˌkɑːd
postcard
ˈpəʊstˌkɑːd
promenade
ˌprɒməˈnɑːd
regard
rɪˈɡɑːd
retard
rɪˈtɑːd
Riyadh
rɪˈjɑːd
starred
stɑːd
vanguard
ˈvænˌɡɑːd
yard
jɑːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HARD

harbourless
hard and fast
hard as nails
hard at it
hard bop
hard by
hard card
hard case
hard cash
hard cheese
hard cider
hard coal
hard copy
hard core
hard court
hard currency
hard disk
hard disk drive
hard doer
hard done by

WORDS THAT END LIKE HARD

award
awkward
Bernard
billboard
board
boulevard
bulletin board
credit card
dashboard
debit card
Edward
forward
heard
Howard
in this regard
keyboard
Richard
standard
toward
ward

Synonyms and antonyms of hard in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HARD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hard» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hard
acrimonious · actual · affectless · angry · antagonistic · arduous · assiduously · backbreaking · baffling · bare · bitter · burdensome · calamitous · callous · carefully · closely · cold · compact · complex · complicated · compressed · cruel · dark · definite · dense · determinedly · difficult · diligently · disagreeable · disastrous · distressing · doggedly · driving · earnestly · embittered · energetically · exacting · exhausting · fatiguing · fierce · fiercely · firm · flatstick · forceful · forcefully · forcibly · formidable · grievous · grim · gruelling · hardhearted · harsh · heavily · heavy · hefty · hostile · impenetrable · implacable · indisputable · industriously · inflexible · intensely · intently · intolerable · intricate · involved · keenly · knotty · laborious · laboriously · obdurate · painful · painfully · perplexing · persistently · pitiless · plain · powerful · powerfully · puzzling · rancorous · reliable · resentful · resistant · rigid · rigorous · rocklike · ruthless · severe · severely · sharp · sharply · smart · solid · steadily · stern · stiff · stony · strenuous · strenuously · strict · strong · strongly · stubborn · tangled · thorny · ticklish · toilsome · tough · tremendous · undeniable · unfathomable · unfeeling · unjust · unkind · unpleasant · unquestionable · unrelenting · unsparing · unsympathetic · untiringly · unvarnished · unyielding · uphill · verifiable · verified · vigorous · vigorously · violent · violently · wearying · with might and main

Translation of «hard» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HARD

Find out the translation of hard to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hard from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hard» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

困难的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

difícil
570 millions of speakers

English

hard
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुश्किल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَعْب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сложный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

difícil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কঠিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

keras
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwierig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

困難な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어려운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hard
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khó khăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடின
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कठीण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

difficile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

trudny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

складний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dificil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δυσχερής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hard
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svår
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vanskelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hard

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HARD»

The term «hard» is very widely used and occupies the 980 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HARD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hard» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hard» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hard

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10 QUOTES WITH «HARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hard.
1
Trace Adkins
New York City is a notoriously hard market to perform country music in.
2
Suzy Amis
When 'Avatar' came out, we were out non-stop for a year and a half doing red carpet events. I had a stylist who helped me, but it was really hard, and we couldn't find many sustainable dresses.
3
Matthew Tobin Anderson
I feel like it's hard to get into historical novels where you know what the story is far too well.
4
Rick Astley
Don't expect fame to come overnight. That filtered through to me in my own career. Look at Madonna: she's not the best singer in the world, but she's got where she has through hard work.
5
Brian Baumgartner
For me, it was a lot of hard work doing theater eight nights a week around the country, going from job to job.
6
John Cho
With acting, you are a small part of the creative process, and sometimes it is hard to feel like you are making an impact.
7
Glenn Close
Good roles are hard to find no matter what age.
8
Jessica Collins
We women are way too hard on ourselves. I don't know who some women are dressing for, but we should be celebrating our bodies.
9
John Conyers
Some of the ideas that come from the fringe of the far right are just so implausible that it is hard to take those ideas seriously.
10
Wendy Davis
I'm not an overnight sensation. I'm a Texan. And I'm a Texas success story. I am the epitome of hard work and optimism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HARD»

Discover the use of hard in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hard and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era
Through her illuminating and detailed analyses of both the Reagan presidency and many blockbuster movies, Susan Jeffords provides a scenario within which the successes of the New Right and the Reagan presidency can begin to be understood ...
Susan Jeffords, 1994
2
Hard Love
Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.
Ellen Wittlinger, 2012
3
Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955-1965
To a great many listeners--from African American aficionados of the period to a whole new group of fans today--this is the very embodiment of jazz. It is also quintessential hard bop.
David Rosenthal, 1993
4
Hard Sell: Now a Major Motion Picture LOVE and OTHER DRUGS
Jamie Reidy is the guy who's been there, done that, and walked away with the insider stories.
Reidy, Jamie, 2010
5
Hard Disk Drive: Mechatronics and Control
By comparing various design approaches for both single- and dual-stage servomechanisms, the book shows the relative pros and cons of each approach. Numerous examples and figures clarify and illustrate the discussion.
Abdullah Al Mamun, GuoXiao Guo, Chao Bi, 2006
6
Hard Sayings of the Bible
Are you grappling with a difficult verse in the Bible? And are you looking for a short, easy-to-read answer that really makes sense without explaining away the verse? Hard Sayings of the Bible is the handy reference book you need.
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Peter H. Davids, F. F. Bruce, 2009
7
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived ...
This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.
Timothy Egan, 2006
8
It's Hard to Fight Naked
Niecy Nash is already known as a relationship expert thanks to her popular weekly web series on Yahoo!, “Let’s Talk About Love.” Her relatable charm and signature sense of humor shine on topics, ranging from “Why Women Date Bad ...
Niecy Nash, 2013
9
The Men's Health Hard Body Plan: The Ultimate 12-Week ...
A program designed to help men obtain health and fitness contains twelve-week exercise and weight-lifting plans, menus and recipes to implement into a diet plan, and information on energy bars and vitamins.
Larry Keller, The Editors of Men's Health, 2000
10
Hard Times
This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.
Charles Dickens, 1854

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hard is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Iran Celebrates Nuclear Deal, Tempered by Cynicism and Hard
But their excitement was tempered by an accumulated cynicism over false hope and by warnings from hard-liners that public celebrations ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Inside the World of Brutally Hard Mario ROM Hacks - IGN
By Justin DavisAt E3 2015 the world got its first real taste of how hilarious it can be to watch players struggle through tricky, brutally hard, and ... «IGN, Jul 15»
3
Hacking Team spyware rootkit: Even a new HARD DRIVE wouldn't …
Hacking Team RCS spyware came pre-loaded with an UEFI ( Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS rootkit to hide itself on infected ... «The Register, Jul 15»
4
Victor Valdes 'working hard for this season' at Manchester United …
Victor Valdes is considering options away from Old Trafford despite tweeting that he is working hard to get ready for the forthcoming season. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
50 Cent Laughs Off Bankruptcy Troubles: Times Are Hard Out Here …
50 Cent isn't sweating bankruptcy; he's actually laughing about it! The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, Instagrammed a picture of ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
6
China's Economy Can Avoid A 'Hard' Landing But Lessons To Be …
We can all learn a few lessons – even the Chinese authorities over their handling of the recent 'A'-shares market rout in Shanghai and ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
7
Austerity is a feminist issue – women will be hit twice as hard as men …
Buried amid coverage of last week's Budget was a telling statistic: women will be hit twice as hard as men by Osborne's chosen measures. «New Statesman, Jul 15»
8
BBC Sport - Open 2015: St Andrews hard to beat, says Danny Willett
European Tour star Danny Willett says that the St Andrews atmosphere is hard to match anywhere in the world of golf. Willett's experience of ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
9
Repeat winners are hard to come by at New Hampshire Motor …
For the second time in four races, the Sprint Cup Series visits a track that's stingy when it comes to who gets into victory lane. The first was ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
10
Laker Kids Randle, Russell Pushing Too Hard in Eagerness to Be …
The nature of these games, with thrown-together rosters and minimal practice time, makes spacing and teamwork hard to find. As a result ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»

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