What does hardware mean?

Definitions for hardware
ˈhɑrdˌwɛərhard·ware

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hardware.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hardware(noun)

    major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)

  2. hardware, ironware(noun)

    instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal

  3. hardware, computer hardware(noun)

    (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system

GCIDE

  1. Hardware(n.)

    Any of the physical objects used in carrying out an activity, in contrast to the knowledge, skill, or theory required to perform the activity; mostly used collectively.

  2. Hardware(n.)

    Specifically: (Computers) The sum of all the physical objects, such as the electrical, mechanical, and electronic devices which comprise a computer system; as, the typical PC hardware suite consists of a mainboard and a number of peripherals such as hard drives and speakers, connected by adapter cards, but the input and output from users occurs mostly through the keyboard and monitor; contrasted with software, the programs executed by the computer.

  3. Hardware(n.)

    Specifically: (Military) The weapons, transport, and other physical objects used in conducting a war.

  4. Hardware(n.)

    (Slang) Weapons, especially handguns, carried on the person; as, check your hardware at the door before entering.

Wiktionary

  1. hardware(Noun)

    Fixtures, equipment, tools and devices used for general-purpose construction and repair of a structure or object. Also such equipment as sold as stock by a store of the same name, e.g. hardware store.

    He needed a hammer, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and other assorted hardware, so he went to the hardware store.

  2. hardware(Noun)

    Equipment.

    military hardware

  3. hardware(Noun)

    The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.

  4. hardware(Noun)

    Electronic equipment.

  5. hardware(Noun)

    Metal implements.

  6. hardware(Noun)

    A firearm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardware(noun)

    ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery

Editors Contribution

  1. hardware

    A computer and connected devices, equipment, technology and all elements of computer structures and systems.

    The hardware was simple to identify it had its own serial number.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hardware' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4441

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hardware' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4252

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hardware' in Nouns Frequency: #1790

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How to say hardware in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardware in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hardware in a Sentence

  1. Ben Thompson:

    The writing has long been on the wall for any premium Android maker: as soon as low end hardware became 'good enough,' there would be no reason to buy a premium brand.

  2. Ken Okuyama:

    Self-driving cars will eventually become commonplace ... as a result, carmakers will have to sell not only the hardware, but also the overall system to run the cars, companies like Mercedes (DAIGn.DE) and Toyota are looking at this, but Google is ahead in this game.

  3. Jim Chirico:

    We're more of a software as a services company now and less of a hardware firm.

  4. Ulrich Kelber:

    Therefore we should have some technological autonomy - from hardware right up to software solutions.

  5. Bill Russo:

    They managed to stop the bleeding and increase average selling price, good sign, but they need to do more to localize their business model to address the growth in non-hardware related mobility and digital services if they are to recapture growth.

Images & Illustrations of hardware

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Translations for hardware

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  • হার্ডওয়্যারBengali
  • maquinariCatalan, Valencian
  • hardware, zbraňCzech
  • våben, hardware, isenkram, maskinel, udstyr, maskineDanish
  • Hardware, EisenwarenGerman
  • σιδηρικά, είδη κιγκαλερίας, βαρύς στρατιωτικός εξοπλισμός, ηλεκτρονικός εξοπλισμός, δομικά υλικά, υλισμικό, υλικούGreek
  • aparataroEsperanto
  • fierros, hardware, arma de fuegoSpanish
  • rautatavara, tuliase, rauta, laitteistoFinnish
  • arme à feu, quincaillerie, matérielFrench
  • crua-earraíIrish
  • bathar-cruaidhScottish Gaelic
  • yiarnreyManx
  • hardwareItalian
  • ハード, ハードウェアJapanese
  • 굳은모, 하드웨어Korean
  • hardwareLatin
  • perkakasanMalay
  • ħardwerMaltese
  • hardwareDutch
  • maskinvareNorwegian
  • sprzętPolish
  • hardware, ferragensPortuguese
  • hardware, dotare tehnică, aparatură, echipament, aparatajRomanian
  • оборудование, хардвер, аппаратураRussian
  • ڳڻپيوگري, سامگريSindhi
  • željezarija, tvrdovlje, sklopovlje, tvrdotvorina, hardver, strojna oprema, čvrstovlje, strojevina, računalna sklopovska podrškaSerbo-Croatian
  • hårdvara, maskinvaraSwedish
  • donanımTurkish

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