Definition Hardware

English vocabulary and translations (See all our English vocabulary translation)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.


Definition

hardware: a computer, mouse, etc.; tools, equipment (for example hammers, nails)
noun
Hardware store a shop which sells tools, materials, equipment (for example, hammers, nails)

Hardware is the electronic parts of a computer, and software is the instructions which control what a computer does, the computer programs used on it, etc.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Wow, nice computer! That's a serious piece of hardware!
US: I had to special order it - you wouldn't find it in your local hardware store!

Examples


Still having difficulties with 'Hardware'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.


Do you have smart way of remembering 'Hardware'? Share it with us!