Definitions of wire

  1. To furnish with wire; fasten with wire.
  2. To place ( a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.
  3. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.
  4. To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads.
  5. To snare by means of a wire or wires.
  6. To send ( a message) by telegraph.
  7. To bind with wire; stiffen with wire; thread on wire; colloquially, to send a message to by telegraph.
  8. To bind with wire; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors: to put upon a wire; as, to wire beads: to snare by means of a wire; as, to wire a bird: in teleg. to send by telegraph, as a message; to telegraph; as, wire a reply.
  9. To flow in currents as thin as wire, to communicate by means of the telegraph; to telegraph; as, I wired immediately on arrival.
  10. To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.
  11. To send a telegraphic message.
  12. equip for use with electricity; " electrify an appliance"
  13. provide with electrical circuits, as of a house or a car
  14. fasten with wire; " The columns were wired to the beams for support"
  15. string on a wire, as of beads
  16. To bind or supply with wire.
  17. a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
  18. ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
  19. the finishing line on a racetrack
  20. string on a wire; " wire beads"
  21. provide with electrical circuits; " wire the addition to the house"
  22. The string of a musical instrument.
  23. A message transmitted by telegraph.
  24. The system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show;
  25. the network of hidden influences controlling the action of a person or organization; as, to pull the wires for office.
  26. One who picks women's pockets.
  27. A knitting needle.
  28. A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges' stand, to mark the line at which the races end.
  29. 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.
  30. A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; as, to send a message by wire.
  31. A thread of metal; a telegraph wire or cable; colloquially, a telegram.
  32. A threat of metal: any metalic substance drawn to an even thread of slender rod of uniform diameter by being passed between grooved rollers or drawn through holes in a plate of steel, etc. Wire is usually cylindrical, but it is also made of various other forms, as oval, half- round, square, and triangular, and or more complicated shapes for small pinions, for forming the pattern on blocks for calico- printing, and for other purposes. The term wire has also a collective signification, being frequently used to designate a quantity of metallic threads. The metals most commonly drawn into wire are gold, silver, copper, and iron; but the finest wire is made from platina. Used absolutely for telegraph wire; and hence, the telegraph; as, send on order per wire. " In India the wild beasta and monkeys destroy or play upon the wires, which are perhaps recording at the time a minute on Education."- W. H. Russell.
  33. A thread of metal.
  34. A slender strand or thread of metal, formed by drawing through dies or holes.
  35. A telegraphic system using wires; a telegram.
  36. A secret means of influence; as, to pull the wires.
  37. A thread of metal; any metallic substance drawn to an even thread; telegraph.
  38. A piece of metal drawn into twine or thread.