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:

    Once you get into this great stream of history you can’t get out. You can drown. Or you can be pulled ashore by the tide. But it is awfully hard to get out when you are in the middle of the stream—if it is intended that you stay there.
    Richard M. Nixon (1913–1995)

    Many older wealthy families have learned to instill a sense of public service in their offspring. But newly affluent middle-class parents have not acquired this skill. We are using our children as symbols of leisure-class standing without building in safeguards against an overweening sense of entitlement—a sense of entitlement that may incline some young people more toward the good life than toward the hard work that, for most of us, makes the good life possible.
    David Elkind (20th century)

    More than illness or death, the American journalist fears standing alone against the whim of his owners or the prejudices of his audience. Deprive William Safire of the insignia of the New York Times, and he would have a hard time selling his truths to a weekly broadsheet in suburban Duluth.
    Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)