[hahrd-kawr, -kohr] /ˈhɑrdˈkɔr, -ˈkoʊr/
unswervingly committed; uncompromising; dedicated:
a hard-core segregationist.
relating to or containing sexually arousing depictions that are very graphic or explicit:
being so without apparent change or remedy; chronic:
hard-core inflation; hard-core unemployment.
very intense or extreme:
hard-core workouts at the gym.
Usually, hardcore. noting or relating to the music genre hardcore, or the subculture, clothing style, etc., associated with it:
hardcore t-shirts and jeans.
noting or relating to video games that can only be mastered with advanced skill and are played in longer sessions, or noting a player of such games:
Compare (def 8).
the permanent, dedicated, and completely faithful nucleus of a group or movement, as of a political party.
an unyielding or intransigent element in a social or organizational structure, as that part of a group consisting of longtime adherents or those resistant to change.
those whose condition seems to be without hope of remedy or change.
Usually, hardcore. a form of punk rock or other nonmainstream popular music played in an intense, harsh, and fast style with more emphasis on rhythm than on melody.
the members of a group or movement who form an intransigent nucleus resisting change
material, such as broken bricks, stones, etc, used to form a foundation for a road, paving, building, etc
(of pornography) describing or depicting sexual acts in explicit detail
extremely committed or fanatical: a hard-core Communist
Essential and uncompromising; unmitigated: a hard-core Republican/ hard-core pornography (1951+)
Pornography that openly depicts complete sex acts: He sort of likes dirty stuff, but not real hard core (1970s+)
- Hard corn
hard corn n. A corn located over a toe joint. Also called heloma durum.
noun 1. a tennis court having a concrete or asphalt surface. noun 1. a tennis court made of asphalt, concrete, etc See also grass court
[hahrd-kuhv-er] /ˈhɑrdˈkʌv ər/ noun 1. a book bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: Hardcovers are more durable than paperbacks. adjective 2. bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: a hardcover series. 3. noting or pertaining to hardcover books: hardcover sales.
- Hard crash
programming When a program stops running completely and unexpectedly, often due to external events, e.g. the CPU overheating or an unrecoverable memory error. See also disk crash. (2009-07-01)