hard-set
adjective Date: 1813 rigid, fixed

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  • hard-set — [härd′set′] adj. 1. in trouble or difficulty 2. rigid; fixed; firm 3. stubborn …   English World dictionary

  • hard-set — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: Middle English harde sette, from harde hard (adverb) + sette, set, past participle of setten to set more at set 1. : hard pressed : hard put it s hard set I am to walk J.M.Synge …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-set — /hahrd set /, adj. 1. firmly or rigidly set; fixed: a hard set smile. 2. in a difficult position: The troops were hard set before their supplies came. 3. determined; obstinate. [1400 50; late ME harde set] * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-set — /ˈhad sɛt/ (say hahd set) adjective 1. in a difficult position. 2. firmly or rigidly set. 3. determined; obstinate …   Australian English dictionary

  • hard-set — [[t]ˈhɑrdˈsɛt[/t]] adj. 1) firmly or rigidly set; fixed 2) in a difficult position 3) determined; obstinate • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Hard — Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard by — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard pushed — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard run — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard up — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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