- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
1. Firm; solid; compact; not easily penetrated, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.
2. Difficult; not easy to the intellect.
In which are some things hard to be understood. 2 Peter 3:16.
The hard causes they brought to Moses. Exodus 18:26.
3. Difficult of accomplishment; not easy to be done or executed. A hard task; a disease hard to cure.
Is any thing too hard for the Lord? Genesis 18:14.
4. Full of difficulties or obstacles; not easy to be traveled; as a hard way.
5. Painful; difficult; distressing.
Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor. Genesis 35:16.
6. Laborious; fatiguing; attended with difficulty or pain, or both; as hard work or labor; hard duty; hard service.
8. Unfeeling; insensible; not easily moved by pity; not susceptible of kindness, mercy or other tender affections; as a hard heart.
9. Severe; harsh; rough; abusive.
Have you given him any hard words of late?
10. Unfavorable; unkind; implying blame of another; as hard thoughts.
11. Severe; rigorous; oppressive. The enemy was compelled to submit to hard terms. So we say, a hard bargain; hard conditions.
12. Unreasonable; unjust. It is hard to punish a man for speculative opinions. It is a hard case.
13. Severe; pinching with cold; rigorous; tempestuous; as a hard winter; hard weather.
14. Powerful; forcible; urging; pressing close on.
The stag was too hard for the horse.
The disputant was too hard for his antagonist.
15. Austere; rough; acid; sour; as liquors.
The cider is hard
16. Harsh; stiff; forced; constrained; unnatural.
Others--make the figures harder than the marble itself.
His diction is hard his figures too bold.
17. Not plentiful; not prosperous; pressing; distressing; as hard times, when markets are bad, and money of course scarce.
18. Avaricious; difficult in making bargains; close. Matthew 25:24.
19. Rough; of coarse features; as a hard face or countenance.
20. Austere; severe; rigorous.
21. Rude; unpolished or unintelligible.
A people of hard language. Ezekiel 3:5.
22. Coarse; unpalatable or scanty; as hard fare.
H'ARD, adverb Close; near; as in the phrase, hard by. In this phrase, the word retains its original sense of pressed, or pressing.
1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; laboriously; earnestly; vehemently; importunately; as, to work hard for a living.
And pray'd so hard for mercy from the prince.
2. With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard
3. Uneasily; vexatiously.
4. Closely; so as to raise difficulties.
The question is hard set.
5. Fast; nimbly; rapidly; vehemently; as, to run hard that is, with pressure or urgency.
6. Violently; with great force; tempestuously; as, the wind blows hard or it blows hard
7. With violence; with a copious descent of water; as, it rains hard
8. With force; as, to press hard
Hard-a-lee, in seamen's language, an order to put the helm close to the lee side of the ship, to tack or keep her head to the wind; also, that situation of the helm.
Hard-a-weather, an order to put the helm close to the weather or windward side of the ship; also, that position of the helm.
Hard-a-port, an order to put the helm close to the larboard side of a ship.
Hard-a-starboard, an order to put the helm close to the starboard side of a ship.
HARD-BESET'TING, adjective Closely besetting or besieging.
H'ARDBOUND, adjective Costive; fast or tight; as hardbound brains.
H'ARDEARNED, adjective Earned with toil and difficulty.
H'ARDEN, verb transitive h'ardn. To make hard or more hard; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden iron or steel; to harden clay.
1. To confirm in effrontery; to make impudent; as, to harden the face.
2. To make obstinate, unyielding or refractory; as, to harden the neck. Jeremiah 19:15.
3. To confirm in wickedness, opposition or enmity; to make obdurate.
Why then do ye harden your hearts, as Pharaoh and the Egyptians hardened their hearts? 1 Samuel 6:6.
So God is said to harden the heart, when he withdraws the influences of his spirit from men, and leaves them to pursue their own corrupt inclinations.
4. To make insensible or unfeeling; as, to harden one against impressions of pity or tenderness.
5. To make firm; to endure with constancy.
I would harden myself in sorrow. Job 6:10.
6. To inure; to render firm or less liable to injury, by exposure or use; as, to harden to a climate or to labor.
H'ARDEN, verb intransitive h'ardn. To become hard or more hard; to acquire solidity or more compactness. Mortar hardens by drying.
1. To become unfeeling.
2. To become inured.
3. To indurate, as flesh.
H'ARDENED, participle passive Made hard, or more hard or compact; made unfeeling; made obstinate; confirmed in error or vice.
H'ARDENER, noun He or that which makes hard, or more firm and compact.
H'ARDENING, participle present tense Making hard or more compact; making obdurate or unfeeling; confirming; becoming more hard.
H'ARDENING, noun The giving a greater degree of hardness to bodies than they had before.
HARDFA'VORED, adjective Having coarse features; harsh of countenance.
HARDFA'VOREDNESS, noun Coarseness of features.
H'ARDFEATURED, adjective Having coarse features.
H'ARDFISTED, adjective Close fisted; covetous.
H'ARDFOUGHT, adjective Vigorously contested; as a hard-fought battle.
H'ARDGOTTEN, adjective Obtained with difficulty.
H'ARDHANDED, adjective Having hard hands, as a laborer.
H'ARDHEAD, noun Clash or collision of heads in contest.
HARDHE'ARTED, adjective Cruel; pitiless; merciless; unfeeling; inhuman; inexorable.
HARDHE'ARTEDNESS, noun Want of feeling or tenderness; cruelty; inhumanity.
H'ARDIHOOD, noun [See Hardy and Hood.] Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind; dauntless bravery; intrepidity.
It is the society of numbers which gives hardihood to
Hardihead and hardiment, in the sense of hardihood are obsolete.
H'ARDILY, adverb With great boldness; stoutly.
1. With hardship; not tenderly.
1. Boldness; firm courage; intrepidity; stoutness; bravery; applied to the mind, it is synonymous with hardihood.
2. Firmness of body derived from laborious exercises.
3. Hardship; fatigue.
4. Excess of confidence; assurance; effrontery.
HARD-LA'BORED, adjective Wrought with severe labor; elaborate; studies; as a hard-labored poem.
H'ARDLY, adverb [See Hard.] With difficulty; with great labor.
Recovering hardly what he lost before.
1. Scarcely; barely; almost not.
Hardly shall you find any one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.
2. Not quite or wholly. The object is so distant we can hardly see it. The veal is hardly done. The writing is hardly completed.
3. Grudgingly, as an injury.
4. Severely; unfavorably; as, to think hardly of public measures.
5. Rigorously; oppressively. The prisoners were hardly used or treated.
6. Unwelcomely; harshly.
Such information comes very hardly and harshly to a grown man.
7. Coarsely; roughly; not softly.
Heaven was her canopy, bare earth her bed;
So hardly lodged.
H'ARD-MOUTHED, adjective Not sensible to the bit; not easily governed; as a hard-mouthed horse.
H'ARDNESS, noun [See Hard.] Firmness; close union of the component parts; compactness; solidity; the quality of bodies which resists impression; opposed to softness and fluidity.
1. Difficulty to be understood.
2. Difficulty to be executed or accomplished; as the hardness of an enterprise.
3. Scarcity; penury; difficulty of obtaining money; as the hardness of the times.
4. Obduracy; impenitence; confirmed state of wickedness; as hardness of heart.
5. Coarseness of features; harshness of look; as hardness of favor.
6. Severity of cold; rigor; as the hardness of winter.
7. Cruelty of temper; savageness; harshness.
May hang upon your hardness
8. Stiffness; harshness; roughness; as the hardnesses of sculpture.
9. Closeness; niggardliness; stinginess.
10. Hardship; severe labor, trials or sufferings.
Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3.
H'ARDNIBBED, adjective Having a hard nib or point.
H'ARDOCK, noun Probably hoardock, dock with whitish leaves.
H'ARDS, noun The refuse or coarse part of flax; tow.
H'ARDSHIP, noun Toil; fatigue; severe labor or want; whatever oppresses the body.
1. Injury; oppression; injustice.
H'ARDVISAGED, adjective Having coarse features; of a harsh countenance.
H'ARDWARE, noun Wares made of iron or other metal, as pots, kettles, saws, knives, etc.
H'ARDWAREMAN, noun A maker or seller of hardwares.
1. Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolute; intrepid.
Who is hardy enough to encounter contempt?
2. Strong; firm; compact.
An unwholesome blast may shake in pieces his hardy fabric.
3. Confident; full of assurance; impudent; stubborn to excess.
4. Inured to fatigue; rendered firm by exercise, as a veteran soldier.