harden Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "harden" - English Dictionary

See all translations

hardenverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈhɑː.dən/  us   /ˈhɑːr-/

harden verb [I or T] (SOLID)

to become or make hard: The mixture hardens as it cools. It is thought that high cholesterol levels in the blood can harden the arteries (= make them thicker and stiffer, causing disease).

harden verb [I or T] (SEVERE)

to become more severe, determined, or unpleasant: Living in the desert hardened the recruits (= made them more strong and determined). As the war progressed, attitudes on both sides hardened (= became more severe and determined).
hardening
noun [U or S] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
There has been a hardening of government policy since the invasion.
(Definition of harden from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of harden?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “harden” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
avatar

an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc. and that you can move around the screen

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More