Hard

Hard or Hardness may refer to:

  • Hardness, resistance of physical materials to change under force
  • Hard water, water with a high mineral content
  • NP-hard, a term used in Computational complexity theory
  • Hard, Austria, a town in Austria
  • Hard (Zurich), a quarter in Z├╝rich
  • Hard (tennis), a type of tennis court
  • Hard (music festival), concerts and live events
  • Hard, or hard-on, a slang term for an erection
  • Hard (nautical), a firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water
  • Hard (surname)
  • Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, abbreviated H.A.R.D.

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Famous quotes containing the word hard:

    The A B C of being,
    The ruddy temper, the hammer
    Of red and blue, the hard sound
    Steel against intimation the sharp flash,
    The vital, arrogant, fatal, dominant X.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    After all the field of battle possesses many advantages over the drawing-room. There at least is no room for pretension or excessive ceremony, no shaking of hands or rubbing of noses, which make one doubt your sincerity, but hearty as well as hard hand-play. It at least exhibits one of the faces of humanity, the former only a mask.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Although I mean it, and project the meaning
    As hard as I can into its brushed-metal surface,
    It cannot, in this deteriorating climate, pick up
    Where I leave off.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)