hard

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hard is part of the Basic English 850.
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hard is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
hard

Pronunciation[change]

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  • heart (in some dialects)

Adjective[change]

Positive
hard

Comparative
harder

Superlative
hardest

  1. If something is hard, it is not soft.
    I kicked the wall and hurt my foot. The wall is hard.
  2. If something is hard, it takes a lot of work to do or understand.
    Only two people passed the test because it was so hard.
  3. If something is hard, it is sudden and sharp.
    He took a hard hit to his arm.
  4. If a drink is hard, it is strong.
    Hard liquor
  5. If something is hard, it cannot be questioned; it is not questionable.
    Hard evidence
  6. If someone is hard, they are severe; they are unfriendly.

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Adverb[change]

Positive
hard

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something is done hard, it is done with a lot of effort.
    He works hard, all day and all night.

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Noun[change]

Singular
hard

Plural
hards

  1. (countable) (nautical) A hard is a beach or slope that is firm that is a good place to take a boat out of the water.

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