Definition of Live wire

1. Noun. An alert and energetic person.

Exact synonyms: Busy Bee, Eager Beaver, Sharpie, Sharpy
Generic synonyms: Actor, Doer, Worker
Specialized synonyms: Goffer, Gopher

Definition of Live wire

1. Noun. (electricity) An electrical wire through which there is a flow of electrical current. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) An especially energetic, alert, or vivacious person. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Live Wire

live on top of one another
live one
live ones
live oral poliovirus vaccine
live out
live over
live pair
live paycheck to paycheck
live steam
live the dream
live up
live up to
live vaccine
live vaccines
live weight
live wire (current term)
live wires
live with

Literary usage of Live wire

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"the wire, in the absence of any indication that it was a live wire, and had taken hold of it in an attempt to throw it out of the way, It would not be such ..."

2. Special bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1915)
"Was engaged in moving dead wire from pole, accidentally grasped live wire. Killed with live wire. Instant death resulted. Accidental contact with live wire ..."

3. Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon by Oregon Supreme Court (1903)
"INJURY FROM BROKEN live wire—EVIDENCE OF NEGLIGENCE. 3. ... The driver sprang to the ground, and saw a live wire close to the wagon wheel. ..."

4. Current Law (1904)
"Ordinances and rules as to inspection are admissible,' likewise the clothing worn by plaintiff at the time of an injury caused by a burn from a live wire. ..."

5. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1901)
"It was further alleged that the said live wire was by defendants negligently suffered and permitted to hang down from the post aforesaid to the ground so as ..."

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