What does harden mean?

Definitions for harden
ˈhɑr dnhard·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harden, indurate(verb)

    become hard or harder

    "The wax hardened"

  2. harden, indurate(verb)

    make hard or harder

    "The cold hardened the butter"

  3. temper, harden(verb)

    harden by reheating and cooling in oil

    "temper steel"

  4. season, harden(verb)

    make fit

    "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"

  5. inure, harden, indurate(verb)

    cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

    "He was inured to the cold"


  1. harden(Verb)

    To become hard.

  2. harden(Verb)

    To make something hard(er).

  3. harden(Verb)

    To become or make a person or thing resistant or less sensitive.

    When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. u2014 KJV, Exodus 4:21

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harden(verb)

    to make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron

    Etymology: [OE. hardnen, hardenen.]

  2. Harden(verb)

    to accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable

    Etymology: [OE. hardnen, hardenen.]

  3. Harden(verb)

    to become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness; as, mortar hardens by drying

    Etymology: [OE. hardnen, hardenen.]

  4. Harden(verb)

    to become confirmed or strengthened, in either a good or a bad sense

    Etymology: [OE. hardnen, hardenen.]


  1. Harden

    Harden-Murrumburrah is a township and community in the centre of Harden Shire and is located in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales in Australia and is adjacent to both the Canberra region of the Australian Capital Territory and the Riverina Region in the southwest area of NSW. The town is a twin town between Harden and Murrumburrah. The shire is traversed by the Burley Griffin Way, the major link from and between the extra supportive the Riverina to the Hume Highway near Yass, and ultimately Sydney, Canberra and the coast. Cunningham Creek runs along the edge of the town. The Olympic Highway traverses the western end of the shire and is the major link through the central west to the Blue Mountains and from there to the Sydney region. Harden is 3½ hours away by road from Sydney, and 1½ hours from Canberra and Wagga Wagga. The shire is accessible via the XPT passenger rail service.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harden in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of harden in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    I … think that ISIS may have concluded that the best way to defeat airport defenses is not to go through them, but to go around them with the help of somebody on the inside, and if that's the case, I think there are probably at least a dozen airports in the region and beyond that are vulnerable to the same kind of approach, which is exactly why we have to harden those defenses.

  2. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul:

    What's going to happen is it's going to harden people's resolve on this issue, i think what's going to happen is that state and localities are just going to opt out of the marriage business.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    Afterwards, we decided to go after them. They were then driven out of their sanctuary, physically. We have not had a major attack on that scale from Al Qaeda since. you can harden all of the soft targets you want in America. You can keep all the Muslim immigrants you want away from our shores. It will make no difference.

  4. Antonio Barroso:

    The good result of the extreme-left Left Bloc will force the Socialists to harden their stance towards the government, which does not bode well for political stability over the medium term.

  5. James Harden:

    We came in with the mindset that we had to defend, we had to cut the head off the snake, and that's Harden, and then just try to defend everyone else at the same time, and we did that.

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