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Meaning of WIRE

Pronunciation:  wIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
  2. [n]  a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
  3. [n]  a message transmitted by telegraph
  4. [n]  the finishing line on a racetrack
  5. [v]  equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance"
  6. [v]  send cables, wires, or telegrams
  7. [v]  fasten with wire; "The columns were wired to the beams for support"
  8. [v]  string on a wire, as of beads
  9. [v]  provide with electrical circuits, as of a house or a car

WIRE is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: cable, conducting wire, electrify, telegram, telegraph
 Antonyms: unwire
 See Also: accommodate, adapt, baling wire, barbed wire, cable, cablegram, conductor, draw, equip, fasten, filament, finish line, finishing line, fit, fit out, fix, haywire, jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, lead-in, letter telegram, ligament, message, night letter, outfit, overseas telegram, patchcord, piano wire, rewire, secure, string, telecommunicate, telegraph line, telegraph wire, telephone line, telephone wire, thread, trip wire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wire\, n.
    1. Chiefly in pl. The system of wires used to operate the
       puppets in a puppet show; hence (Chiefly Political Slang),
       the network of hidden influences controlling the action of
       a person or organization; as, to pull the wires for
    2. One who picks women's pockets. [Thieves' Slang]
    3. A knitting needle. [Scot.]
    4. A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges'
       stand, to mark the line at which the races end. [Racing
  2. \Wire\, v. t. (Croquet)
    To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a
    successful shot.
  3. \Wire\, n. [OE. wir, AS. wir; akin to Icel. v[=i]rr, Dan.
    vire, LG. wir, wire; cf. OHG. wiara fine gold; perhaps akin
    to E. withy. ????.]
    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.
    Note: 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. [Colloq.]
    {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
    {Wire fence}, a fence consisting of posts with strained
       horizontal wires, wire netting, or other wirework,
    {Wire gauge} or {gage}.
       (a) 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.
       (b) 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
    {Wire grass} (Bot.), either of the two common grasses
       {Eleusine Indica}, valuable for hay and pasture, and {Poa
       compressa}, or blue grass. See {Blue grass}.
    {Wire grub} (Zo["o]l.), 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
  4. \Wire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wired}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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. [Colloq.]
  5. \Wire\, v. i.
    1. To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a
       tenuous stream. [R.] --P. Fletcher.
    2. To send a telegraphic message. [Colloq.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a wire in your dream, symbolizes your short but frequent journeys. Seeing old or rusty wire in your dream means your bad temper.