1. major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
2. instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
Similar word(s): ironware
3. (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
Sentences with hardware as a noun:
- He needed a hammer, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and other assorted hardware, so he went to the hardware store.
- military hardware