Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.
Not easy or agreeable to the taste; harsh; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.
Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.
Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.
a term for pungent tea, often associated with Assam teas.
Used to describe a black-tea liquor with great pungency and bitterness; a raw, rasping, or harsh quality related to greenness.
metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"
(1) As applied to a photographic emulsion or developer, having a high contrast. (2) As applied to the lighting of a set, specular or harsh, giving sharp dense shadows and glaring highlights.
Trade term for low-quality coffee.
Acrid, sharp tasting infusion.
a halftone dot characterized by a sharp, clean cut edge.
any hand that hasn't got an ace being counted as 11 in it.
a hand not containing an ace being counted for eleven points
Any total of cards in the game of blackjack which either do not include an ace or where the ace is counted as a one rather than an eleven.
Any hand without an Ace, or any hand with an Ace counted as 1.
Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.
not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"
with firmness; "held hard to the railing"
Tissue having a firm intercellular substance.
Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.
Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
Difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms.
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.
With tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; nimbly; as, to run hard.
very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
with effort or force or vigor; "the team played hard"; "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard"
With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.
Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.
So as to raise difficulties.
Way a bet on 4, 6, 8, or 10 that wins only if the dice show the same face; e.g., "hard 8" occurs when each die shows a four.
Aggressive and uncompromising, said of one's play. Jim played me hard all night; I could never get a break. Chips, as opposed to paper money. I gave the floorman $100 for $50 hard and $50 soft.
A term used to denote anything of a permanent nature or that exists physically. In contrast, soft is used to describe that which is intangible or changeable, including concepts and symbols. See also HARD COPY SOFT COPY
Flavor, not to be confused with hard bean. In terms of flavor, hard signifies a brew lacking sweetness and softness.
Texture and structure that hinders flavor
(adj) fine, good Ex. "That's a hard tie you're wearing".
adj. Cool, hip, tough. A flattering term.
(adj). Employeed. In the employ of. Usage: "Bubba's ain't here no more ... Burger King hard him away from us."
Tending toward steeliness, but not quite shrill. Often the result of a moderate frequency-response hump centered around 6kHz, sometimes also caused by small amounts of distortion.
Too much upper midrange, usually around 3 kHz. Also as with good transient response, as if the sound is hitting you hard.
causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"