Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 10

Harborer (n.) One who, or that which, harbors.

Harborless (a.) Without a harbor; shelterless.

Harbor master () An officer charged with the duty of executing the regulations respecting the use of a harbor.

Harborough () Alt. of Harbrough

Harbrough () A shelter.

Harborous (a.) Hospitable.

Hard (superl.) Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.

Hard (superl.) Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.

Hard (superl.) Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.

Hard (superl.) Difficult to resist or control; powerful.

Hard (superl.) Difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms.

Hard (superl.) Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.

Hard (superl.) Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.

Hard (superl.) Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.

Hard (superl.) Abrupt or explosive in utterance; not aspirated, sibilated, or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another; -- said of certain consonants, as c in came, and g in go, as distinguished from the same letters in center, general, etc.

Hard (superl.) Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.

Hard (superl.) Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.

Hard (superl.) Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.

Hard (adv.) With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.

Hard (adv.) With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.

Hard (adv.) Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.

Hard (adv.) So as to raise difficulties.

Hard (adv.) With tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard.

Hard (adv.) Close or near.

Hard (v. t.) To harden; to make hard.

Hard (n.) A ford or passage across a river or swamp.

Hardbake (n.) A sweetmeat of boiled brown sugar or molasses made with almonds, and flavored with orange or lemon juice, etc.

Hardbeam (n.) A tree of the genus Carpinus, of compact, horny texture; hornbeam.

Hardened (imp. & p. p.) of Harden

Hardening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harden

Harden (v. t.) To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.

Harden (v. t.) To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable.

Harden (v. i.) To become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness; as, mortar hardens by drying.

Harden (v. i.) To become confirmed or strengthened, in either a good or a bad sense.

Hardened (a.) Made hard, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice.

Hardener (n.) One who, or that which, hardens; specif., one who tempers tools.

Hardening (n.) Making hard or harder.

Hardening (n.) That which hardens, as a material used for converting the surface of iron into steel.

Harder (n.) A South African mullet, salted for food.

Harderian (a.) A term applied to a lachrymal gland on the inner side of the orbit of many animals which have a third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under Nictitate.

Hard-favored (a.) Hard-featured; ill-looking; as, Vulcan was hard-favored.

Hardfavoredness (n.) Coarseness of features.

Hard-featured (a.) Having coarse, unattractive or stern features.

Hardfern (n.) A species of fern (Lomaria borealis), growing in Europe and Northwestern America.

Hard-fisted (a.) Having hard or strong hands; as, a hard-fisted laborer.

Hard-fisted (a.) Close-fisted; covetous; niggardly.

Hard-fought (a. Vigorously) contested; as, a hard-fought battle.

Hard grass () A name given to several different grasses, especially to the Roltbollia incurvata, and to the species of Aegilops, from one of which it is contended that wheat has been derived.

Hardhack (n.) A very astringent shrub (Spiraea tomentosa), common in pastures. The Potentilla fruticosa in also called by this name.

Hard-handed (a.) Having hard hands, as a manual laborer.

Hardhead (n.) Clash or collision of heads in contest.

Hardhead (n.) The menhaden. See Menhaden.

Hardhead (n.) Block's gurnard (Trigla gurnardus) of Europe.

Hardhead (n.) A California salmon; the steelhead.

Hardhead (n.) The gray whale.

Hardhead (n.) A coarse American commercial sponge (Spongia dura).

Hard-headed (a.) Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd.

Hard-hearted (a.) Unsympathetic; inexorable; cruel; pitiless.

Harddihead (n.) Hardihood.

Harddihood (n.) Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind; bravery; intrepidity; also, audaciousness; impudence.

Hardily (adv.) Same as Hardly.

Hardily (adv.) Boldly; stoutly; resolutely.

Hardiment (n.) Hardihood; boldness; courage; energetic action.

Hardiness (n.) Capability of endurance.

Hardiness (n.) Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance.

Hardiness (n.) Hardship; fatigue.

Hardish (a.) Somewhat hard.

Hard-labored (a.) Wrought with severe labor; elaborate; studied.

Hardly (adv.) In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.

Hardly (adv.) Unwillingly; grudgingly.

Hardly (adv.) Scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly.

Hardly (adv.) Severely; harshly; roughly.

Hardly (adv.) Confidently; hardily.

Hardly (adv.) Certainly; surely; indeed.

Hard-mouthed (a.) Not sensible to the bit; not easily governed; as, a hard-mouthed horse.

Hardness (n.) The quality or state of being hard, literally or figuratively.

Hardness (n.) The cohesion of the particles on the surface of a body, determined by its capacity to scratch another, or be itself scratched;-measured among minerals on a scale of which diamond and talc form the extremes.

Hardness (n.) The peculiar quality exhibited by water which has mineral salts dissolved in it. Such water forms an insoluble compound with soap, and is hence unfit for washing purposes.

Hardock (n.) See Hordock.

Hardpan (n.) The hard substratum. Same as Hard pan, under Hard, a.

Hards (n. pl.) The refuse or coarse part of fiax; tow.

Hard-shell (a.) Unyielding; insensible to argument; uncompromising; strict.

Hardship (n.) That which is hard to hear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc.

Hardspun (a.) Firmly twisted in spinning.

Hard-tack (n.) A name given by soldiers and sailors to a kind of hard biscuit or sea bread.

Hardtail (n.) See Jurel.

Hard-visaged (a.) Of a harsh or stern countenance; hard-featured.

Hardware (n.) Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.

Hardwaremen (pl. ) of Hardwareman

Hardwareman (n.) One who makes, or deals in, hardware.

Hardy (a.) Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid.

Hardy (a.) Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.

Hardy (a.) Strong; firm; compact.

Hardy (a.) Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.

Hardy (a.) Able to withstand the cold of winter.

Hardy (n.) A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

Hare (v. t.) To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.

Hare (n.) A rodent of the genus Lepus, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its fecundity.

Hare (n.) A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus.

Harebell (n.) A small, slender, branching plant (Campanula rotundifolia), having blue bell-shaped flowers; also, Scilla nutans, which has similar flowers; -- called also bluebell.

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