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:

    Alas, poor shepherd, searching of thy wound,
    I have by hard adventure found mine own.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Before I knew that I was Jewish or a girl I knew that I was a member of the working class. At a time when I had not yet grasped the significance of the fact that in my house English was a second language, or that I wore dresses while my brother wore pants, I knew—and I knew it was important to know—that Papa worked hard all day long.
    Vivian Gornick (b. 1935)

    Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top—or on the bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things.... Life is one crisis after another.
    Richard M. Nixon (1913–1995)