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hard sauce a sweet, creamy mixture of butter, confectioner's sugar, and rum or brandy that is often served over plum puddings, steamed cakes, and the like.
hard sell an aggressive method or instance of selling or advertising; high-pressure salesmanship.
hard-shell having a hard shell, as clams and crabs of certain kinds or in certain phases. [3 definitions]
hardship a condition of severe want, poverty, or suffering. [2 definitions]
hardtack a hard biscuit made with flour and water only, formerly used esp. aboard ship.
hardtop an automobile with a hard, immovable top, esp. when made to look like a convertible.
hardware tools and equipment made chiefly of metal. [3 definitions]
hard wheat wheat that has hard kernels containing a high amount of protein, used to make semolina and pasta; durum. (Cf. soft wheat.)
hardwood any of several types of tree, such as the oak, cherry, or mahogany, that have broad leaves, bear seeds enclosed in an ovary, and yield dense, compact wood. [2 definitions]
hard-working tending to work hard.
hardy able to endure hardship; rugged; courageous. [2 definitions]
hare any of various plant-eating mammals that resemble and are related to the rabbit, but that usu. are larger and have longer ears and hind legs.
hare and hounds an outdoor game of pursuit in which one group sets off first, leaving a trail of paper scraps for the second group to follow.
harebell a slender perennial bearing clusters of bell-shaped blue flowers.
harebrained reckless or flighty.
Hare Krishna a religious sect, founded in 1966 in the United States, whose followers worship Krishna and honor certain scriptures of the Veda. [2 definitions]
harelip a congenital split in the lip, usu. the upper one.
harem a house or section of a house or palace set aside for the female members of a Muslim household, or the occupants themselves.
harem pants lightweight pants for women which are fitted at the waist and ankles and have loose, billowy legs.
haricot the plant that produces kidney beans, or the bean itself. [2 definitions]
hari-kari see hara-kiri.