Results for: harden
harden /hrdn/ v. [I;T] 1 to make hard, firm: To fix a broken vase, first use glue, then hold the vase together until the glue hardens. 2 phrasal v. insep. to harden s.o. to s.t.: to toughen mentally: Difficulties, like having little money, only hardened her desire to succeed. -n. hardener.
Thesaurus: harden 1 to set, solidify. Ant. to soften.
hard hat n. 1 in USA, a helmet worn by con-struction workers to keep them from being hurt 2 fig. a construction worker
adj.n.fig. having conservative val-ues, esp. patriotism: <n.> Hard hats place an American flag atop skyscrapers after they finish building them.