Definition of Wire

1. Noun. Ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.

Specialized synonyms: Baling Wire, Barbed Wire, Barbwire, Haywire, Piano Wire, Trip Wire
Generic synonyms: Ligament
Derivative terms: Wiry



2. Verb. Provide with electrical circuits. "Wire the addition to the house"
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit
Specialized synonyms: Rewire
Derivative terms: Wirer, Wiring

3. Noun. A metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance.

4. Verb. Send cables, wires, or telegrams. "They wire the information to them"
Exact synonyms: Cable, Telegraph
Category relationships: Telegraphy
Generic synonyms: Telecommunicate
Derivative terms: Cable, Telegraph, Telegrapher, Telegraphist, Wirer

5. Noun. The finishing line on a racetrack.
Generic synonyms: Finish Line, Finishing Line

6. Verb. Fasten with wire. ; "The columns were wired to the beams for support"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Antonyms: Unwire

7. Noun. A message transmitted by telegraph.
Exact synonyms: Telegram
Generic synonyms: Message
Specialized synonyms: Cable, Cablegram, Overseas Telegram, Letter Telegram, Night Letter

8. Verb. String on a wire. "Wire beads"
Generic synonyms: Draw, String, Thread

9. Verb. Equip for use with electricity. "Electrify an appliance"
Exact synonyms: Electrify
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Derivative terms: Electricity, Electricity, Electrification, Wirer, Wiring

Definition of Wire

1. n. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.

2. v. t. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.

3. v. i. To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.

4. n. The system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show;

5. v. t. To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.

6. n. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.

7. v. t. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.

8. v. i. To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.

9. n. The system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show;

10. v. t. To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.

Definition of Wire

1. Noun. Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die. ¹

2. Noun. A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable ¹

3. Noun. A metal conductor that carries electricity. ¹

4. Noun. A fence made of usually barbed wire. ¹

5. Noun. (sports) A finish line of a racetrack. ¹

6. Noun. (informal) A telecommunication wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; a telegram ¹

7. Noun. (slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence. ¹

8. Noun. (informal) A deadline or critical endpoint. ¹

9. Noun. (billiards) A wire strung with beads and hung horizontally above or near the table which is used to keep score. ¹

10. Verb. To fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing. ¹

11. Verb. To string on a wire. ¹

12. Verb. To equip with wires for use with electricity. ¹

13. Verb. To add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something. ¹

14. Verb. (informal) To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominately by telegraph. ¹

15. Verb. To make someone tense or psyched-up. ¹

16. Verb. (slang) To install eavesdropping equipment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wire

1. to fasten with wire (a slender rod, strand, or thread of ductile metal) [v WIRED, WIRING, WIRES] : WIRABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Wire

1. 1. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors. 2. To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads. 3. To snare by means of a wire or wires. 4. To send (a message) by telegraph. Origin: Wired; Wiring. 1. To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream. 2. To send a telegraphic message. 1. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel. Wire is made of any desired form, as round, square, triangular, etc, by giving this shape to the hole in the drawplate, or between the rollers. 2. A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; as, to send a message by wire. Wire bed, Wire mattress, an elastic bed bottom or mattress made of wires interwoven or looped together in various ways. Wire bridge, a bridge suspended from wires, or cables made of wire. Wire cartridge, a shot cartridge having the shot inclosed in a wire cage. Wire cloth, a coarse cloth made of woven metallic wire, used for strainers, and for various other purposes. Wire edge, the thin, wirelike thread of metal sometimes formed on the edge of a tool by the stone in sharpening it. Wire fence, a fence consisting of posts with strained horizontal wires, wire netting, or other wirework, between. Wire gauge or gage. A gauge for measuring the diameter of wire, thickness of sheet metal, etc, often consisting of a metal plate with a series of notches of various widths in its edge. A standard series of sizes arbitrarily indicated, as by numbers, to which the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal in usually made, and which is used in describing the size or thickness. There are many different standards for wire gauges, as in different countries, or for different kinds of metal, the Birmingham wire gauges and the American wire gauge being often used and designated by the abbreviations B. W.G. And A. W.G. Respectively. Wire gauze, a texture of finely interwoven wire, resembling gauze. Wire grass, a wireworm. Wire iron, wire rods of iron. Wire lathing, wire cloth or wire netting applied in the place of wooden lathing for holding plastering. Wire mattress. See Wire bed, above. Wire micrometer, a micrometer having spider lines, or fine wires, across the field of the instrument. Wire nail, a nail formed of a piece of wire which is headed and pointed. Wire netting, a texture of woven wire coarser than ordinary wire gauze. Wire rod, a metal rod from which wire is formed by drawing. Wire rope, a rope formed wholly, or in great part, of wires. Origin: OE. Wir, AS. Wir; akin to Icel. Virr, Dan. Vire, LG. Wir, wire; cf. OHG. Wiara fine gold; perhaps akin to E. Withy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wire

wipers
wipes
wipes out
wiphala
wiphalas
wiping
wiping out
wipings
wippen
wippens
wirable
wirble
wirbled
wirbles
wirbling
wire (current term)
wire-haired
wire-haired fox terrier
wire-haired pointing griffon
wire-haired terrier
wire-heel
wire-puller
wire-tailed
wire arch
wire bail
wire bails
wire brush
wire brushes
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