from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Metal goods and utensils such as locks, tools, and cutlery.
- n. Computer Science A computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data-processing or communications functions.
- n. Machines and other physical equipment directly involved in performing an industrial, technological, or military function.
- n. Informal Weapons, especially military weapons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. Equipment.
- n. The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.
- n. Electronic equipment.
- n. Metal implements.
- n. A firearm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.
- 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.
- n. The sum of all the physical objects, such as the electrical, mechanical, and electronic devices which comprise a computer system; ; contrasted with
software, the programs executed by the computer.
- n. The weapons, transport, and other physical objects used in conducting a war.
- n. Weapons, especially handguns, carried on the person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Small metal articles, such as house- or carriage-trimmings, fittings, parts of machines, domestic and kitchen utensils and appliances, and small tools.
- n. Alcoholic liquors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
- n. major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
- n. instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
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