hardware

Definitions

  • Some nails, spikes, staples, and other iron hardware used at Jamestown over 300 years ago
    Some nails, spikes, staples, and other iron hardware used at Jamestown over 300 years ago
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hardware (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
    • n hardware major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
    • n hardware instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Furniture hardware and accessories found. Much of the furniture used in the Jamestown houses was made in Virginia Furniture hardware and accessories found. Much of the furniture used in the Jamestown houses was made in Virginia

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hardware 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.
    • Hardware (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.
    • Hardware (Military) The weapons, transport, and other physical objects used in conducting a war.
    • Hardware Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.
    • Hardware Weapons, especially handguns, carried on the person; as, check your hardware at the door before entering.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hardware Small metal articles, such as house- or carriage-trimmings, fittings, parts of machines, domestic and kitchen utensils and appliances, and small tools. For more convenient classification, such material is called builders' hardware, domestic hardware, carriage-hardware, etc.
    • n hardware Alcoholic liquors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hardware trade name for all sorts of articles made of the baser metals, such as iron or copper
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Quotations

  • Robert Wieder
    Robert Wieder
    “Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.”
  • Kin Hubbard
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    “The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heard; Dut. hard, Ger. hart, Goth. hardus; allied to Gr. kratys, strong.

Usage

In literature:

Sheet-copper can be purchased at a tinsmith's or at a hardware store.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
On the contrary, she exports much more hardware to us than we buy from her.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
Meantime, he collected from the hardware store various cards with samples of different colors on them.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
Such tubing can be obtained from any hardware store.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Now, Sheffield can turn out the best hardware in the world, no one can deny that.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
In fact, very little hardware was wasted on any part of that cabin.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
Brass handles instead of door knobs lend distinction to the hardware.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
Several kegs of nails, some hardware, and some sacks of cement were scattered in the road.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
Used to be Blands Hardware.
"The Cuckoo Clock" by Wesley Barefoot
Ice cream freezers can be bought at any hardware store.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Was Snyder's Hardware when it burned in 1948.
"A Virginia Village" by Charles A. Stewart
It was not a pleasant grin, either, for the hardware dealer's epithet infuriated him.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Ran a hardware store in the Colony and was partner in the Colony bank.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
It was noon the next day before Bill found him, sitting in the far end of the hardware shop.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
It's a nasty little cheap weapon and, I should judge, quite an unsafe bit of hardware for a lady to handle.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
Even the light hardware those Beldon fancy Dans carry should handle it.
"Lion Loose" by James H. Schmitz
When looking for the Osseous attend a convention of expert accountants, bankers, lumbermen, hardware merchants or pioneers.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
The floors, mantels, much of the trim, some hardware and two chimneys are original.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
This mob is loaded wid hardware.
""And That's How It Was, Officer"" by Ralph Sholto
The principal imports are cotton goods, spirits, building material, firearms, hardware and salt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

Sylvester is a widowed man,
Clerk in a hardware store;
I guess he does the best he can
To feed his kiddies four:
It sure is hard,—don't think it funny,
I've lately loaned him money.
"No Sunday Chicken" by Robert W Service
'T was a scandal and shame to the business-like street,
One terrible blot in a ledger so neat:
The shop full of hardware, but black as a hearse,
And the rest of the mansion a thousand times worse.
"The Dirty Old Man" by William Allingham

In news:

Widest range of hardware choices.
I spoke to two developers that told me that the iPad can't even come close to the hardware horsepower the Xoom offers with Honeycomb 's new 3D rendering technology, allowing them to port 3D and PC games over to the mobile platform.
The small, craft beer brewery officially opens from 3-8 pm today at 1951 Fox Avenue in the railroad/industrial area off Phillips Field Road, near Florcraft and Samson Hardware.
Crown Ace Hardware in San Diego offers GE Energy Smart CFLs, which promise $59 in energy savings per bulb.
WebOS hardware stays with Personal Systems Group.
Avid Technology has announced a partnership with MOG Technologies to deliver a fully integrated end-to-end hardware and software ingest , and recording solutions for live and post-productions environments.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Says Software Sensors Are Just as Good as Hardware Sensors, With Less Maintenance and Fewer Headaches.
In today's highly dynamic information technology (IT) marketplace, businesses and other organizations routinely deploy heterogeneous IT networks consisting of hardware and software from multiple vendors.
The new card eliminates the need for Ethernet switches and their associated hardware and implementation costs.
Either hardware or software solutions (particularly those involving use of distributed smartphones) may be acceptable.
Almost immediately, hardware manufacturers and carriers sought to distance themselves from Carrier IQ.
Hotel Lock Firm's Security Fix Requires Hardware Changes For Millions Of Keycard Locks.
Stunning hardware, but apps are sparse.
Hardware Transactional Memory for GPU Architectures IS - 3 SN - 0272-1732 SP7 EP16 EPD - 7-16 A1.
So many memories I'm the daughter of Wray Stephens, an owner of Stephens Hardware, which closed earlier this month after 78 years in Fuquay-Varina.
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In science:

The simulation does not model all the details of the hardware.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
The two layers are connected via the middle layer which is 100M Ethernet. In order to preserve our investment in the hardware, the existing CAMAC hardware will remain. The CAMAC will be connected to the VME via CAMAC serial highway . The operator interface will be developed with EPICS DM2K.
A Prototype of Upgrading Bepc Control System
Now, hardware limitations make restrictictions on N .
Reply to ``Comment on `Properties of the massive Thirring model from the XYZ spin chain' "
In addition, while some VOs are focused on sharing of hardware resources (e.g., CPUs and storage), for others the primary motivation is to coordinate sharing of application services requiring access to both software and hardware.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
After the hardware, a program has to be developed.
Simple 8085 microprocessor compatible I/O card
With Pspectra, the hardware part is minimal and the boundary between software and hardware is shifted right up to the A/D converter.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Since oblivious routing can usually be implemented by using limited hardware resources on each node, it is important to understand whether it is worth using the more complex hardware required by adaptive routing.
Online Permutation Routing in Partitioned Optical Passive Star Networks
Later, more advanced integrated models can predict science capability with consistent assumptions; assess system performance with measured hardware data; assemble results of several tests on flight hardware to predict in-flight performance; and test hypotheses to understand on-orbit behavior and performance.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
One of the peculiarity of QKD, is that Alice and Bob have different hardware boxes.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
The probable origin is a very slight mismatch between hardware (detector angle, field integral) and the track reconstruction.
Measurement of the LT-asymmetry in \pi^0 electroproduction at the energy of the \Delta (1232) resonance
Combined and individual testbeam studies are planned that will allow us to debug technology/detector concept(s), to perform detector characterisation, to test the “particle flow paradigm” and the interplay between hardware and software, and also to test-validate-improve available simulation codes and shower packages .
CALICE Si/W electromagnetic calorimeter prototype, first testbeam results
The current methods available to realize target tracking and navigation of an AUV used optical, acoustic and laser sensors. These methods have problems mainly in terms of complicated processing requirement and hardware space limitation on AUVs (Yang Fan and Balasuriya, A, 2000).
Robotics Vision-based Heuristic Reasoning for Underwater Target Tracking and Navigation
Hardware verification using co-induction in coq.
CoInduction in Coq
Historically, there are two approaches to random number generation: algorithmic (pseudorandom) and by hardware (nondeterministic).
Quantum random number generator
Checks of the holography hardware indeed suggest that the 2003 holography measurements did experience a small amount of signal saturation.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
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