KJV Dictionary Definition: hard
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 Pet.3.
The hard causes they brought to Moses. Ex. 18.
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? Gen.18.
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. Gen.35.
6. Laborious; fatiguing; attended with difficulty or pain, or both; as hard work or labor; hard duty; hard service.
7. Oppressive; rigorous; severe; cruel; as hard bondage; a hard master. Ex.1. Is. 14.
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. Matt.25.
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. Ezek.3.
22. Coarse; unpalatable or scanty; as hard fare.
H`ARD, adv. 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.
H`ARDNESS, n. 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 Tim.2.
H`ARDS, n. The refuse or coarse part of flax; tow.