"Hard" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fourth studio album, Rated R . The song was written by Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart, Rihanna, and Jeezy, with vocals performed by the latter two. Nash and Stewart produced it under their stage names, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. "Hard" was sent to radio by Def Jam Recordings on November 10, 2009, as the second United States single from Rated R. It is a hip hop song and features military horns, hissing synthesizers, sharp beats and piano chords. Upon its release, it received critical acclaim, with critics praising Rihanna's vocal performance and Jeezy's collaboration.

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  1. A firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water


  1. Resistant to pressure.
    This bread is so stale and hard, I can barely cut it.
  2. Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand
    a hard problem
  3. Demanding a lot of effort to endure.
    a hard life
  4. severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal
    a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character
  5. Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
  6. Unquestionable.
    hard evidence
  7. Of drink, strong.
  8. Having a comparatively larger or a ninety-degree angle.
    At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the hard left.
  9. Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds.
  10. Sexually aroused.
    I got so hard watching two hot girls wrestle each other on the beach.
  11. Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.
  12. Of a ferromagnetic material, having the capability of being a permanent magnet by being a material with high magnetic coercivity (compare soft)
  13. plosive
    There is a hard c in "clock" and a soft c in "centre".
  14. Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.
  15. Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in colour or shading.


  1. With much force or effort.
    He hit the puck hard up the ice.
    They worked hard all week.
    At the intersection, bear hard left.
    The recession hit them especially hard.
    Think hard about your choices.
  2. With difficulty.
    His degree was hard earned.
    The vehicle moves hard.
  3. So as to raise difficulties.
  4. Compactly.
    The lake had finally frozen hard.
  5. Near, close.

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