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Meaning of hard

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  hard
      adv 1: with effort or force or vigor; "the team played hard";
             "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit
             the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard"
      2: with firmness; "held hard to the railing" [syn: {hard},
         {firmly}]
      3: earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard
         at the accused"
      4: causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the
         depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's
         failure" [syn: {hard}, {severely}]
      5: slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard"
      6: indulging excessively; "he drank heavily" [syn: {heavily},
         {intemperately}, {hard}] [ant: {lightly}]
      7: into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few
         hours"
      8: very near or close in space or time; "it stands hard by the
         railroad tracks"; "they were hard on his heels"; "a strike
         followed hard upon the plant's opening"
      9: with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection
         very hard"
      10: to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the
          ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"
      adj 1: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to
             accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task";
             "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access";
             "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a
             secret?" [syn: {difficult}, {hard}] [ant: {easy}]
      2: dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; [ant:
         {soft}]
      3: resisting weight or pressure [ant: {soft}]
      4: very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the
         chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow" [syn: {hard},
         {knockout}, {severe}]
      5: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion;
         especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the
         mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy
         work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the
         project"; "set a punishing pace" [syn: {arduous},
         {backbreaking}, {grueling}, {gruelling}, {hard}, {heavy},
         {laborious}, {operose}, {punishing}, {toilsome}]
      6: produced without vibration of the vocal cords; "unvoiced
         consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'" [syn: {unvoiced},
         {voiceless}, {surd}, {hard}] [ant: {soft}, {sonant},
         {voiced}]
      7: (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
         [syn: {hard}, {concentrated}] [ant: {diffuse}, {diffused},
         {soft}]
      8: (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue
         raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished
         between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
         [ant: {soft}]
      9: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially
         for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker" [syn:
         {intemperate}, {hard}, {heavy}]
      10: being distilled rather than fermented; having a high
          alcoholic content; "hard liquor" [syn: {hard}, {strong}]
      11: unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough
          break" [syn: {hard}, {tough}]
      12: dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"


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