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Oxford dictionary definition of the word hard:
1solid, firm, and rigid; not easily broken, bent, or pierced:
the slate broke on the hard floor
rub the varnish down when it’s hard
(of a person) not showing any signs of weakness; tough:
only a handful are hard enough to join the SAS
(of prices of shares, commodities, etc.) high and stable; firm.
2done with a great deal of force or strength:
a hard whack
3requiring a great deal of endurance or effort:
airship-flying was pretty hard work
it’s hard for drummers these days
she found it hard to believe that he could be involved
putting a lot of energy into an activity:
he’d been a hard worker all his life
everyone has been hard at work
difficult to bear; causing suffering:
times were hard at the end of the war
he’d had a hard life
difficult to understand or solve:
this is a really hard question
not showing sympathy or affection; strict:
he can be such a hard taskmaster
denoting an extreme or dogmatic faction within a political party:
the hard left
(of a season or the weather) severe:
it’s been a long, hard winter
harsh or unpleasant to the senses:
the hard light of morning
(of wine) harsh or sharp to the taste, especially because of tannin.
4(of information) reliable, especially because based on something true or substantiated:
hard facts about the underclass are maddeningly elusive
(of a subject of study) dealing with precise and verifiable facts:
efforts to turn psychology into hard science
(of science fiction) scientifically accurate rather than purely fantastic or whimsical:
a hard SF novel
5very potent, powerful, or intense, in particular:
strongly alcoholic; denoting a spirit rather than beer or wine.
(of a drug) potent and addictive.
(of radiation) highly penetrating.
(of pornography) highly obscene and explicit.
6(of water) containing mineral salts that make lathering difficult.
7(of a consonant) pronounced as a velar plosive (as c in cat, g in go).
1with a great deal of effort:
they work hard at school
with a great deal of force; violently:
it was raining hard
2so as to be solid or firm:
the mortar has set hard
3to the fullest extent possible:
put the wheel hard over to starboard
a road leading down across a foreshore.