water that contains magnesium, calcium, or iron salts and therefore forms a soap lather with difficulty.
Water in which dissolved minerals make it difficult to produce a lather with soap.
Note: Hard water is usually associated with well water in regions where the rocks contain a large proportion of iron-bearing minerals.
[hahrd-wair-ing] /ˈhɑrdˈwɛər ɪŋ/ adjective 1. resistant to extensive wear; durable: a pair of hardwearing jeans.
[hahrd-wair-ing] /ˈhɑrdˈwɛər ɪŋ/ adjective 1. resistant to extensive wear; durable: a pair of hardwearing jeans. adjective 1. resilient, durable, and tough
noun 1. a wheat, as durum wheat, characterized by flinty, dark-colored kernels that yield a flour used in making bread, macaroni, etc. noun 1. a type of wheat with hard kernels, yielding a strong flour and used for bread, macaroni, etc
- Hardwick hall
/ˈhɑːdwɪk/ noun 1. an Elizabethan mansion near Chesterfield in Derbyshire: built 1591–97 for Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury (Bess of Hardwick)