harden

  • 1 Harden — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Arthur Harden (1865–1940), britischer Chemiker und Nobelpreisträger Cecil M. Harden (1894–1984), US amerikanische Politikerin Ingo Harden (* 1928), deutscher Musikkritiker und Autor James Harden (* 1989),… …

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  • 2 harden — 1 Harden, solidify, indurate, petrify, cake are comparable when they mean to make or to become physically hard or solid. Harden usually expresses an opposition to soften and therefore may be as often used of the process as of the effect. The term …

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  • 3 Harden — Hard en (h[aum]rd n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hardened} ( nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hardening} ( n*[i^]ng).] [OE. hardnen, hardenen.] 1. To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 harden — hard‧en [ˈhɑːdn ǁ ˈhɑːrdn] verb [intransitive] FINANCE if prices on a financial market harden, they go up: • Tesco hardened 4 pence to 225.5 pence. * * * harden UK US /ˈhɑːdən/ verb [I] UK FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► if prices or share prices harden …

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  • 5 harden — [v1] make or become solid amalgamate, anneal, bake, brace, buttress, cake, calcify, callous, cement, close, clot, coagulate, compact, congeal, consolidate, contract, crystallize, curdle, densify, dry, firm, fix, fortify, fossilize, freeze, gird,… …

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  • 6 harden — [härd′ n] vt. [ME hardnen < ON harthna & < ME hard, HARD] 1. to make solid, rigid, or firm 2. to make callous [to harden one s heart] 3. to accustom to varying or adverse conditions or climate vi. to become solid, rigid, callous, etc …

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  • 7 Harden — Hard en, v. i. 1. To become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness; as, mortar hardens by drying. [1913 Webster] The deliberate judgment of those who knew him [A. Lincoln] has hardened into tradition. The Century. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Harden — Harden, so v.w. Gemeine Muräne …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Harden — Harden, Maximilian, Schriftsteller, geb. 20. Okt. 1861 in Berlin, Herausgeber (seit 1892) der Wochenschrift »Zukunft«, schrieb polit. und soziale Essays u. d. T. »Apostata« (2 Bde., 1892) …

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  • 10 Harden — Sir Arthur …

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  • 11 harden — index cement, cohere (adhere), consolidate (strengthen), fix (make firm), inure (accustom) …

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  • 12 Harden — Harden, Arthur …

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  • 13 harden — (n.) c.1200 (replacing O.E. heardian) to make (something) hard, from HARD (Cf. hard) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Meaning to become hard is late 14c. Related: Hardened (figurative sense of unfeeling is from late 14c.); hardening …

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  • 14 hardēn — *hardēn, *hardæ̅n germ.?, schwach. Verb: nhd. hart werden; ne. become hard; Rekontruktionsbasis: ahd.; Hinweis: s. *hardu ; Etymologie: s. ing. *kart , Adjektiv, hart, Pokorny 531; …

    Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • 15 harden — ► VERB ▪ make or become hard or harder. DERIVATIVES hardened adjective hardener noun …

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  • 16 Harden — Not to be confused with Hardin Harden may refer to;as a surname: * Arthur Harden * Duane Harden * Henry Eric Harden * James Harden Hickey * Marcia Gay Harden * Maximilian Harden (1861 1927), German journalist * Rich Harden, a pitcher for the… …

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  • 17 harden — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)d(ə)n[/t]] hardens, hardening, hardened 1) V ERG When something hardens or when you harden it, it becomes stiff or firm. Mould the mixture into shape while hot, before it hardens... [V n] Give the cardboard two or three coats of… …

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  • 18 harden */ — UK [ˈhɑː(r)d(ə)n] / US [ˈhɑrd(ə)n] verb Word forms harden : present tense I/you/we/they harden he/she/it hardens present participle hardening past tense hardened past participle hardened 1) [intransitive/transitive] to become hard or firm, or to… …

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  • 19 Harden — Recorded in several modern spellings including Arderne, Ardron, Arden, Hardan, Harden, Hardern, Hareden and probably others, this is an English surname of medieval origins. It is locational and is either from one of the places called Harden, such …

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  • 20 harden — hard|en [ hardn ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to become hard or firm, or to make something hard or firm: This additive hardens the cement in an hour. The bread will harden if you don t cover it. 2. ) transitive MAINLY LITERARY to… …

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