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hard·ware

 (härd′wâr′)
n.
1. Metal goods and utensils such as locks, tools, and cutlery.
2.
a. Computers A computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data-processing or communications functions.
b. Machines and other physical equipment directly involved in performing an industrial, technological, or military function.
3. Informal Weapons, especially military weapons.

hardware

(ˈhɑːdˌwɛə)
n
1. metal tools, implements, etc, esp cutlery or cooking utensils
2. (Computer Science) computing the physical equipment used in a computer system, such as the central processing unit, peripheral devices, and memory. Compare software
3. (Mechanical Engineering) mechanical equipment, components, etc
4. (Military) heavy military equipment, such as tanks and missiles or their parts
5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) informal a gun or guns collectively

hard•ware

(ˈhɑrdˌwɛər)

n.
1. metalware, as tools, locks, hinges, or cutlery.
2. the mechanical equipment necessary for conducting an activity.
3. weapons and combat equipment.
4. the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical devices composing a computer system (disting. from software).
[1505–15]

hard·ware

(härd′wâr′)
A computer, its components, and its related equipment. Hardware includes disk drives, integrated circuits, display screens, cables, modems, speakers, and printers. Compare software.

hardware

1. The generic term dealing with physical items as distinguished from its capability or function such as equipment, tools, implements, instruments, devices, sets, fittings, trimmings, assemblies, subassemblies, components, and parts. The term is often used in regard to the stage of development, as in the passage of a device or component from the design stage into the hardware stage as the finished object.
2. In data automation, the physical equipment or devices forming a computer and peripheral components. See also software.

Hardware

 computer machinery and equipment collectively, excepting the programs. See also software.

hardware

A computer and its internal mechanism, or a piece of related equipment, such as a disk drive or printer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardware - major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
arms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system - weapons considered collectively
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.hardware - instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metalhardware - instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
3.hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer systemhardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
C.P.U., central processing unit, central processor, CPU, mainframe, processor - (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing; "the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached"
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
computer memory, computer storage, memory board, store, memory, storage - an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
scheduler - computer hardware that arranges jobs to be done by the computer in an appropriate order
sequencer - computer hardware that sorts data or programs into a predetermined sequence
upgrade - hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"

hardware

noun
1. equipment, machines, gear, tools, instruments, machinery, apparatus, tackle, paraphernalia The General will tour military camps and inspect military hardware.
2. implements, gadgets, household goods, ironmongery household appliances, furnishings and hardware
Translations
أدوات مَعدَنيَّه، أسْلِحَهعَتادُ الـحاسُوبِ
maquinari
hardwarezbraňželezářské zboží
hardwareisenkramudstyrvåben
laitteistorautatavarattuliase
hardver
hardver
járnvara
ハードウェア
철물하드웨어
technické vybavenie počítača
strojna opremaželeznina
hårdvarajärnvaror
เครื่องใช้ที่ทำด้วยโลหะ
hırdavatmadenî eşyadonanım
phần cứng

hardware

[ˈhɑːdwɛəʳ]
A. N (for domestic use) → ferretería f, quincalla f (Mil) → armas fpl, armamento m (Comput) → hardware m, soporte m físico
B. CPD hardware dealer Nferretero/a m/f
hardware shop, hardware store Nferretería f
hardware specialist N (Comput) → especialista mf en hardware

hardware

[ˈhɑːrdwɛər] n
(COMPUTING)hardware m
(= home and garden equipment) → quincaillerie f
(MILITARY)armement mhardware shop (British) hardware store nquincaillerie fhard-wearing [ˌhɑːrdˈwɛərɪŋ] adjrésistant(e)hard-wired hardwired [ˌhɑːrdˈwaɪərd] adj
(COMPUTING)câblé(e)
(into the brain)programmé(e)hard-won [ˌhɑːrdˈwʌn] adjdurement gagné(e)

hardware

n
Eisenwaren pl; (= household goods)Haushaltswaren pl
(Comput) → Hardware f
(Mil) → (Wehr)material nt
(US inf: = gun) → Schießeisen nt (hum inf), → Kanone f (sl)
attr
hardware dealerEisenwarenhändler(in) m(f); (including household goods) → Haushalts- und Eisenwarenhändler(in) m(f); hardware shop or storeEisenwarenhandlung f; (including household goods) → Haushalts- und Eisenwarengeschäft nt
(Comput) → Hardware-; hardware detectionHardwareerkennung f; hardware manufacturerHardwarehersteller m

hardware

[ˈhɑːdˌwɛəʳ] n (for domestic use) → ferramenta fpl (Mil) → armamenti mpl (Comput) → hardware m

hard

(haːd) adjective
1. firm; solid; not easy to break, scratch etc. The ground is too hard to dig.
2. not easy to do, learn, solve etc. Is English a hard language to learn?; He is a hard man to please.
3. not feeling or showing kindness. a hard master.
4. (of weather) severe. a hard winter.
5. having or causing suffering. a hard life; hard times.
6. (of water) containing many chemical salts and so not easily forming bubbles when soap is added. The water is hard in this part of the country.
adverb
1. with great effort. He works very hard; Think hard.
2. with great force; heavily. Don't hit him too hard; It was raining hard.
3. with great attention. He stared hard at the man.
4. to the full extent; completely. The car turned hard right.
ˈharden verb
to make or become hard. Don't touch the toffee till it hardens; Try not to harden your heart against him.
ˈhardness noun
ˈhardship noun
(something which causes) pain, suffering etc. a life full of hardship.
ˈhard-and-fast adjective
(of rules) that can never be changed or ignored.
ˈhard-back noun
a book with a hard cover. Hard-backs are more expensive than paperbacks.
ˌhard-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) boiled until the white and the yolk are solid.
hardˈdisk noun
a device that is fixed inside a computer and is used for storing information.
ˈhard-earned adjective
earned by hard work or with difficulty. I deserve every penny of my hard-earned wages.
ˌhard-ˈheaded adjective
practical; shrewd; not influenced by emotion. a hard-headed businessman.
ˌhard-ˈhearted adjective
not feeling or showing pity or kindness. a hard-hearted employer.
ˈhardware noun
1. metal goods such as pots, tools etc. This shop sells hardware.
2. the mechanical parts of a computer.
ˌhard-ˈwearing adjective
that will not wear out easily. a hard-wearing fabric.
be hard on
1. to punish or criticize severely. Don't be too hard on the boy – he's too young to know that he was doing wrong.
2. to be unfair to. If you punish all the children for the broken window it's a bit hard on those who had nothing to do with it.
hard at it
busy doing (something). I've been hard at it all day, trying to get this report finished.
hard done by
unfairly treated. You should complain to the headmaster if you feel hard done by.
hard lines/luck
bad luck. Hard lines/luck! I'm afraid you haven't won this time; It's hard luck that he broke his leg.
hard of hearing
rather deaf. He is a bit hard of hearing now.
a hard time (of it)
trouble, difficulty, worry etc. The audience gave the speaker a hard time of it at the meeting; The speaker had a hard time (of it) trying to make himself heard.
hard up
not having much especially money. I'm a bit hard up at the moment; I'm hard up for envelopes.

hardware

عَتادُ الـحاسُوبِ hardware hardware Haushaltswaren υλικό υπολογιστή ferretería, hardware rautatavarat matériel hardver hardware ハードウェア 철물 hardware maskinvare osprzęt ferramenta, hardware аппаратная часть järnvaror เครื่องใช้ที่ทำด้วยโลหะ hırdavat phần cứng 硬件
References in classic literature ?
In those days the Standard Oil Company did not deliver oil to the consumer in big wagons and motor trucks as it does now, but delivered instead to retail grocers, hardware stores, and the like.
One morning, two years ago, Cutter went into the hardware store and bought a pistol, saying he was going to shoot a dog, and adding that he `thought he would take a shot at an old cat while he was about it.
Cutter went out behind the hardware store, put up a target, practised for an hour or so, and then went home.
Most knights would have thought of nothing but getting his armor; but so I got his bandanna, he could keep his hardware, for all of me.
Lindsey, it is important to say, was an excellent but exceedingly matter-of-fact sort of man, a dealer in hardware, and was sturdily accustomed to take what is called the common-sense view of all matters that came under his consideration.
In biography the truth is every thing, and in autobiography it is especially so -- yet I scarcely hope to be believed when I state, however solemnly, that my poor father put me, when I was about fifteen years of age, into the counting-house of what be termed "a respectable hardware and commission merchant doing a capital bit of business
He knew, in the first place, what he should pay, and the business men, especially the hardware and implement dealers, were afraid of his knowledge, and still more of his influence.
By that day you will be the business manager of the Franco-Midland Hardware Company, Limited, with a hundred and thirty-four branches in the towns and villages of France, not counting one in Brussels and one in San Remo.
For example, the largest, and I think at that time the only hardware store in the town was owned and operated jointly by a coloured man and a white man.
In the doorway of a darkened hardware store a man leaned, with an unlighted cigar in his mouth.
Privily she conferred with a clerk she knew in Pierce's hardware store and made the purchase.
He had virtually retired from the wholesale hardware trade before he built Stone Lodge, and was now looking about for a suitable opportunity of making an arithmetical figure in Parliament.