Necklace vs Hard - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between necklace and hard

is that necklace is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached while hard is stove, heater; an enclosed space in which fuel (usually wood) is burned to provide heating, usually for cooking.

As a verb necklace

is (south africa) to informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.

necklace

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.
  • (figuratively) Anything resembling a necklace in shape.
  • a necklace of coral islands
  • (South Africa) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's chest and arms, and set on fire.
  • * (projectlink)
  • * 4 August, 2004' Headline Pretoria News: ' Necklacing: 7 held .
  • Seven people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's "necklace " murder of three men in the Tjokville informal settlement at Jeffrey's Bay.
  • * 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
  • Several of the alledged witches in Apel and GaNkaone were also subjected to a necklace execution
  • * 2004 A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
  • In the fluidly unfolding events of a necklace murder, was there time and space to stop the killing?

    Verb

    (necklac)
  • (South Africa) To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.
  • * May 29 2003 : The Star:
  • Frustrated residents tied the hands of two suspected criminals, put tyres around their necks and then set them alight. In a manifestation of growing disillusionment with the criminal justice system, residents of Bramfischerville, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday abducted and necklaced two suspected burglars.
  • * 2002 Buthelezi: A Biography by Ben Temkin
  • Inkatha members have been hacked to death and necklaced , and their houses have been destroyed
  • * 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
  • The first instance of necklacing occurred in March 1985 in the Eastern Cape township of KwaNobuhle.

    Derived terms

    * necklacing * pearl necklace

    See also

    * (wikipedia "necklace") * collar (necklace for animals)

    hard

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (label) Having a severe property; presenting difficulty.
  • # Resistant to pressure.
  • # (label) Strong.
  • # (label) High in dissolved calcium compounds.
  • # Having the capability of being a permanent magnet by being a material with high magnetic coercivity (compare soft).
  • (label) Having a severe property; presenting difficulty.
  • # Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand.
  • #* 1988 , An Oracle , Edmund White
  • Ray found it hard to imagine having accumulated so many mannerisms before the dawn of sex, of the sexual need to please, of the staginess sex encourages or the tightly capped wells of poisoned sexual desire the disappointed must stand guard over.
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  • # Demanding a lot of effort to endure.
  • # Severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal.
  • # (label) Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
  • #* (w, Roger L'Estrange) (1616-1704)
  • The stag was too hard for the horse.
  • #* (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • a power which will be always too hard for them
  • Unquestionable.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=December 19, author=Kerry Brown, work=The Guardian
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  • (label) Having a comparatively larger or a ninety-degree angle.
  • Sexually aroused.
  • (label) Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.
  • (label)
  • # Plosive.
  • # Unvoiced
  • Hard' ''k'', ''t'', ''s'', ''ch'', as distinguished from '''soft , ''g'', ''d'', ''z'', ''j
  • (label) Having a severe property; presenting a barrier to enjoyment.
  • # Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.
  • # Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in colour or shading.
  • (label) In the form of a hard copy.
  • We need both a digital archive and a hard archive.

    Synonyms

    * (resistant to pressure ): resistant, solid, stony * (requiring a lot of effort to do or understand ): confusing, difficult, puzzling, tough, tricky * (requiring a lot of effort to endure ): difficult, intolerable, tough, unbearable * (severe ): harsh, hostile, severe, strict, tough, unfriendly * (unquestionable ): incontrovertible, indubitable, unambiguous, unequivocal, unquestionable * (of drink ): strong * See also

    Antonyms

    * (resistant to pressure ): soft * (requiring a lot of effort to do or understand ): easy, simple, straightforward, trite * (requiring a lot of effort to endure ): bearable, easy * (severe ): agreeable, amiable, approachable, friendly, nice, pleasant * (unquestionable ): controvertible, doubtful, ambiguous, equivocal, questionable * (of drink ): ** (low in alcohol ): low-alcohol ** (non-alcoholic ): alcohol-free, soft, non-alcoholic * (of roads) soft * ("sexually aroused"): soft, flaccid

    Derived terms

    * between a rock and a hard place * die-hard * hard as nails * hard-ass * hardboard * hard-boiled * hard by * hard candy * hard case * hard cheese * hard-coded * hard copy * hardcore * hard disk/hard disc * hard done by * hard drink * hard-edged * harden * hard feelings * hard grass * hard hat * hard head * hard-hearted * hard-hitting * hard knocks * hard labor * hard light * hard-liner * hard lines * hard luck * hardness * hard news * hard-on * hard-pressed * hard radiation * hard sauce * hard science fiction * hard-shell * hard times * hard to come by * hard to please * hard up * hardware * hard water * hard-wire * hardwood * hard work * have it hard * play hard to get * (hard)

    Adverb

    (er)
  • (manner) 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.
  • * Dryden
  • prayed so hard for mercy from the prince
  • * Shakespeare
  • My father / Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself.
  • *
  • (manner) With difficulty.
  • His degree was hard earned.
    The vehicle moves hard .
  • (obsolete) So as to raise difficulties.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • The question is hard set.
  • (manner) Compactly.
  • The lake had finally frozen hard .
  • Near, close.
  • * Bible, Acts xviii. 7
  • whose house joined hard to the synagogue
  • * 1999 , (George RR Martin), A Clash of Kings , Bantam 2011, p. 418:
  • It was another long day's march before they glimpsed the towers of Harrenhal in the distance, hard beside the blue waters of the lake.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water