Meaning of HARDWARE in English


hard ‧ ware /ˈhɑːdweə $ ˈhɑːrdwer/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

1 . computer machinery and equipment, as opposed to the programs that make computers work ⇨ ↑ software

2 . equipment and tools for your home and garden

3 . the machinery and equipment that is needed to do something:

tanks and other military hardware

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.