Definition of "hard" [hard]

  • Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated. (adjective)
  • Physically toughened; rugged. (adjective)
  • Mentally toughened; strong-minded. (adjective)
  • Requiring great effort or endurance: a hard assignment. (adjective)
  • Performed with or marked by great diligence or energy: a project that required years of hard work. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hard" in a sentence
  • "The pressure squeezes and pulls at my chest so hard, so hardÂ… so very hard, it is like you can feel the muscle fibers tearing and popping as my heart races and slows erratically."
  • "'Well, as it is your graduation from kindergarten, and next year you will be in hard school ... '~-hard school was what Shana and Sylvia called it because they had homework - "you will probably not want to hear my little story ever again.""
  • "The fact is, _I work hard and I play hard_, and I believe each is equally necessary for good health and real happiness."