an Elizabethan mansion near Chesterfield in Derbyshire: built 1591–97 for Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury (Bess of Hardwick)
[hahrd-wahyuh rd] /ˈhɑrdˈwaɪərd/ adjective 1. Computers. 2. (of electrical or electronic components) connected by hardwiring. 3. pertaining to or being an intrinsic and relatively unmodifiable behavior pattern: Every cricket has a hard-wired pattern of chirps. adjective 1. (of a circuit or instruction) permanently wired into a computer, replacing separate software 2. (of human behaviour) innate; […]
[hahrd-wahyuh r-ing] /ˈhɑrdˈwaɪər ɪŋ/ noun 1. a fixed connection between electrical and electronic components and devices by means of wires (as distinguished from a wireless connection). 2. Computers. a hard-wired connection between electronic components within a computer system.
noun 1. Aeronautics. an uncontrolled or rough landing by an aircraft or spacecraft, usually resulting in damage. 2. Economics. an economic downturn or recession after a period of strong demand and expansion. noun 1. a landing by a rocket or spacecraft in which the vehicle is destroyed on impact 2. a sharp fall into recession […]
[hahrd-leyd] /ˈhɑrdˈleɪd/ adjective 1. describing a rope the lay of which is at a relatively great angle to its axis; short-laid.