See also: Hardware

English edit

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Particularly: “first sense (Fixtures, equipment, tools and devices...)”

Etymology edit

From Middle English hardware; equivalent to hard +‎ -ware; attested since the mid-15th century.

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hardware (uncountable)

  1. 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. (informal) Equipment.
    military hardware
    • 2003 June 6, “Mission to Mars”, in CBS_Rather:
      BOWEN: The monster trucks of Mars rovers, joke scientists, equipped with an array of sophisticated hardware to look for signs of water and answer scientists questions.
    • 2009 May, Lee S. Langston, “plowing new ground.”, in Mechanical Engineering, volume 131, number 5, page 40:
      It is one thing to see an intercooler as a simple entry in a textbook, but to witness the actual hardware as it crawled down the road was awe-inspiring.
    • 2011 January, “Swedish Sportster”, in Popular Mechanics, volume 188, number 1, page 27:
      Smaller, turbocharged engines are one way to increase engine efficiency by 8 to 10 percent, but the extra hardware is expensive.
  3. (computing) The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.
    • 1952, R.L. Michaelson, “Binary Arithmetic”, in The Incorporated Statistician, volume 3, number 1 (Feb. 1952), pages 35–40:
      Hardware is the generally accepted colloquism for anything inside a computer other than an engineer.
  4. (technology) Electronic equipment.
  5. Metal implements.
    The designers have put their logo on the hardware of this bag here.
  6. (slang) A firearm.
  7. (slang) Medals or trophies.
  8. (Philippines) Short for hardware store.

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Descendants edit

  • Amharic: ሃርድዌር (hardəwer)

Translations edit

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

English hardware

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑːdweø/, [ˈhɑ̝ːdwe̞ø̞]

Noun edit

hardware

  1. (anglicism, computing, electronics) Synonym of laitteisto (hardware) (physical equipment, as opposed to software)

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Inflection of hardware (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative hardware hardwaret
genitive hardwaren hardwarejen
partitive hardwarea hardwareja
illative hardwareen hardwareihin
singular plural
nominative hardware hardwaret
accusative nom. hardware hardwaret
gen. hardwaren
genitive hardwaren hardwarejen
hardwareinrare
partitive hardwarea hardwareja
inessive hardwaressa hardwareissa
elative hardwaresta hardwareista
illative hardwareen hardwareihin
adessive hardwarella hardwareilla
ablative hardwarelta hardwareilta
allative hardwarelle hardwareille
essive hardwarena hardwareina
translative hardwareksi hardwareiksi
abessive hardwaretta hardwareitta
instructive hardwarein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of hardware (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative hardwareni hardwareni
accusative nom. hardwareni hardwareni
gen. hardwareni
genitive hardwareni hardwarejeni
hardwareinirare
partitive hardwareani hardwarejani
inessive hardwaressani hardwareissani
elative hardwarestani hardwareistani
illative hardwareeni hardwareihini
adessive hardwarellani hardwareillani
ablative hardwareltani hardwareiltani
allative hardwarelleni hardwareilleni
essive hardwarenani hardwareinani
translative hardwarekseni hardwareikseni
abessive hardwarettani hardwareittani
instructive
comitative hardwareineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative hardwaresi hardwaresi
accusative nom. hardwaresi hardwaresi
gen. hardwaresi
genitive hardwaresi hardwarejesi
hardwareisirare
partitive hardwareasi hardwarejasi
inessive hardwaressasi hardwareissasi
elative hardwarestasi hardwareistasi
illative hardwareesi hardwareihisi
adessive hardwarellasi hardwareillasi
ablative hardwareltasi hardwareiltasi
allative hardwarellesi hardwareillesi
essive hardwarenasi hardwareinasi
translative hardwareksesi hardwareiksesi
abessive hardwarettasi hardwareittasi
instructive
comitative hardwareinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative hardwaremme hardwaremme
accusative nom. hardwaremme hardwaremme
gen. hardwaremme
genitive hardwaremme hardwarejemme
hardwareimmerare
partitive hardwareamme hardwarejamme
inessive hardwaressamme hardwareissamme
elative hardwarestamme hardwareistamme
illative hardwareemme hardwareihimme
adessive hardwarellamme hardwareillamme
ablative hardwareltamme hardwareiltamme
allative hardwarellemme hardwareillemme
essive hardwarenamme hardwareinamme
translative hardwareksemme hardwareiksemme
abessive hardwarettamme hardwareittamme
instructive
comitative hardwareinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative hardwarenne hardwarenne
accusative nom. hardwarenne hardwarenne
gen. hardwarenne
genitive hardwarenne hardwarejenne
hardwareinnerare
partitive hardwareanne hardwarejanne
inessive hardwaressanne hardwareissanne
elative hardwarestanne hardwareistanne
illative hardwareenne hardwareihinne
adessive hardwarellanne hardwareillanne
ablative hardwareltanne hardwareiltanne
allative hardwarellenne hardwareillenne
essive hardwarenanne hardwareinanne
translative hardwareksenne hardwareiksenne
abessive hardwarettanne hardwareittanne
instructive
comitative hardwareinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative hardwarensa hardwarensa
accusative nom. hardwarensa hardwarensa
gen. hardwarensa
genitive hardwarensa hardwarejensa
hardwareinsarare
partitive hardwareaan
hardwareansa
hardwarejaan
hardwarejansa
inessive hardwaressaan
hardwaressansa
hardwareissaan
hardwareissansa
elative hardwarestaan
hardwarestansa
hardwareistaan
hardwareistansa
illative hardwareensa hardwareihinsa
adessive hardwarellaan
hardwarellansa
hardwareillaan
hardwareillansa
ablative hardwareltaan
hardwareltansa
hardwareiltaan
hardwareiltansa
allative hardwarelleen
hardwarellensa
hardwareilleen
hardwareillensa
essive hardwarenaan
hardwarenansa
hardwareinaan
hardwareinansa
translative hardwarekseen
hardwareksensa
hardwareikseen
hardwareiksensa
abessive hardwarettaan
hardwarettansa
hardwareittaan
hardwareittansa
instructive
comitative hardwareineen
hardwareinensa

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English.

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hardware m (uncountable)

  1. (computing) hardware
    Synonym: matériel

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Norman edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English hardware.

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hardware m (uncountable)

  1. (Jersey, computing) hardware

Polish edit

 
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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English hardware.

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hardware m inan

  1. (computer hardware) hardware (material part of a computer)
    Synonym: sprzęt komputerowy
    Coordinate term: software

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adjective

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adverb

Further reading edit

  • hardware in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • hardware in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English hardware.

Pronunciation edit

 

  • Hyphenation: hard‧wa‧re

Noun edit

hardware m (plural hardwares)

  1. (computing) hardware (parts of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification)

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English hardware.

Noun edit

hardware n (uncountable)

  1. (computing) hardware

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Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English hardware.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxaɾdweɾ/ [ˈxaɾ.ð̞weɾ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈxarweɾ/ [ˈxa.rweɾ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈxaɾɡweɾ/ [ˈxaɾ.ɣ̞weɾ]

Noun edit

hardware m (plural hardwares)

  1. (computing) hardware

Usage notes edit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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