to cause trouble or unhappiness (to)
near; close by
an erection of the penis
If you are hard up, you have very little money.
If you say that habits or attitudes die hard, you mean that they take a very long time to disappear or change, so that it may not be possible to get rid of them completely.
someone who is tough and uncompromising
a form of jazz originating in the late 1950s that is rhythmically less complex than bop
a card or device which fits into a computer's expansion slot, with the purpose of increasing memory, graphics capacity, etc
a tough person not swayed by sentiment
Hard cash is money in the form of notes and coins as opposed to a cheque or a credit card .
A hard copy of a document is a printed version of it, rather than a version that is stored on a computer.
Hard core consists of pieces of broken stone that are used as a base on which to build roads.
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a tough worker at anything
a strong, usually illegal, drug which is likely to cause addiction
of, relating to, or denoting a style of painting in which vividly coloured subjects are clearly delineated
a common tufted erect fern of the polypody family, Blechnum spicant, having dark-green lanceolate leaves: it prefers acid soils, and in the US is sometimes grown as deer feed
A hard hat is a hat made from a hard material, which people wear to protect their heads on building sites or in factories, or when riding a horse .
seriously affected or hurt
You use hard left to describe those members of a left wing political group or party who have the most extreme political beliefs .
a rigid plastic lens which floats on the layer of tears in front of the cornea, worn to correct defects of vision
an uncompromising course or policy
a foreign loan which is to be paid back in an agreed currency which has stability and economic strength
If you say that someone had some hard luck, or that a situation was hard luck on them, you mean that something bad happened to them and you are implying that it was not their fault .
serious news of widespread import, concerning politics, foreign affairs, or the like, as distinguished from routine news items, feature stories, or human-interest stories
(in dogs ) an abnormal increase in the thickness of the foot pads : one of the clinical signs of canine distemper
Hard porn is pornography that shows sex in a detailed way, often violent or extreme sex.
scarcely having the capacity (to do something)
A race is a competition to see who is the fastest, for example in running, swimming, or driving.
The road to a particular result is the means of achieving it or the process of achieving it.
a rhythmically simple and usually highly amplified style of rock and roll
the ovary of a female fish filled with mature eggs
A hard sell is a method of selling in which the salesperson puts a lot of pressure on someone to make them buy something.
plagued by difficulties
(of yarn ) spun with a firm close twist
any of various small parasitic arachnids of the family Ixodidae, typically living on the skin of warm-blooded animals and feeding on the blood and tissues of their hosts : order Acarina ( mites and ticks )
You use time or times to talk about a particular period in history or in your life.
A hard top is a vehicle that has a permanent rigid roof .
If you refer to a way of doing something, you are referring to how you can do it, for example the action you can take or the method you can use to achieve it.
If you describe something that someone has gained or achieved as hard-won, you mean that they worked hard to gain or achieve it.
Something that is rock-hard is very hard indeed.
tough and uncompromising
If you describe someone as hard-bitten, you are critical of them because they do not show much emotion or have much sympathy for other people, usually because they have experienced many unpleasant things.
A hard-boiled egg has been boiled in its shell until the whole of the inside is solid.
a border between countries that is strictly controlled by officials, police, or the military
candy, often fruit flavored, made by boiling together sugar and corn syrup