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Main Entry: 1hard
Function: adjective 1: not easily penetrated, cut, or divided into parts : not soft 2 a: high in alcoholic content <hard cider> b: containing substances that prevent lathering with soap <hard water> 3: stable and high in value and often convertible into gold <hard currency> 4 a: physically fit b: resistant to stress or disease c: free of weakness or defects 5 a: 1FIRM 2a, definite <a hard agreement> b: based on clear fact <hard evidence> c: being thorough, intense, and searching <a hard look> d: lacking sympathy or tender feelings : UNFEELING <a hard heart> 6 a: difficult to endure : HARSH, SEVERE <hard words> <a hard winter> <hard times> b: RESENTFUL 2 <hard feelings> c: STRICT 1, unrelenting <drives a hard bargain> d: physically or mentally difficult <a hard problem> <hard work> 7: DILIGENT, ENERGETIC <a hard worker> 8 a: sharply or harshly defined or outlined <hard shadows> b: sounding as in cold and geese respectively -- used of c and g synonymsHARD, FIRM, SOLID mean having a structure that can stand up against pressure. HARD is used of something that does not easily bend, stretch, or dent <steel is hard>. FIRM is used of something that is flexible but also tough or compact <firm muscles> <a firm mattress>. SOLID is used of something that has a fixed structure and is heavy and compact all the way through <a solid wall of bricks>.