1.Definition: (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
2.Definition: (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
"Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
3.Definition: being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
4.Definition: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
"Took a hard look", "A hard bargainer"
6.Definition: dried out
"Hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
7.Definition: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
"A hard drinker"
8.Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
"Why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
9.Definition: produced without vibration of the vocal cords
10.Definition: resisting weight or pressure
11.Definition: unfortunate or hard to bear
"Had hard luck"
12.Definition: very strong or vigorous
"A hard left to the chin"