Definitions of wire

  1. send cables, wires, or telegrams
  2. a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
  3. equip for use with electricity; " electrify an appliance"
  4. provide with electrical circuits, as of a house or a car
  5. ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
  6. the finishing line on a racetrack
  7. fasten with wire; " The columns were wired to the beams for support"
  8. string on a wire, as of beads
  9. string on a wire; " wire beads"
  10. provide with electrical circuits; " wire the addition to the house"
  11. The string of a musical instrument.
  12. A message transmitted by telegraph.
  13. The system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show;
  14. the network of hidden influences controlling the action of a person or organization; as, to pull the wires for office.
  15. One who picks women's pockets.
  16. A knitting needle.
  17. A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges' stand, to mark the line at which the races end.
  18. To place ( a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.
  19. 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.
  20. A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; as, to send a message by wire.
  21. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.
  22. To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads.
  23. To snare by means of a wire or wires.
  24. To send ( a message) by telegraph.
  25. To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.
  26. To send a telegraphic message.
  27. A thread of metal; a telegraph wire or cable; colloquially, a telegram.
  28. To bind with wire; stiffen with wire; thread on wire; colloquially, to send a message to by telegraph.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. To flow in currents as thin as wire, to communicate by means of the telegraph; to telegraph; as, I wired immediately on arrival.
  32. A thread of metal.
  33. To bind or frame with wire.
  34. To furnish with wire; fasten with wire.
  35. To telegraph.
  36. A slender strand or thread of metal, formed by drawing through dies or holes.
  37. A telegraphic system using wires; a telegram.
  38. A secret means of influence; as, to pull the wires.
  39. A thread of metal; any metallic substance drawn to an even thread; telegraph.
  40. To bind with wire; to apply wire to, as in bottling liquors; to put on a wire; to telegraph.
  41. A piece of metal drawn into twine or thread.
  42. To bind or supply with wire.

Usage examples for wire

  1. Seems that we missed that wire eh, along here? – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  2. With nothing between it and me but some chicken wire and an old gentleman in a dressing gown! – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  3. In due time William Henshaw had his brother Bertram at the other end of the wire – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  4. They had come to the wire – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  5. I sent the wire in the secret hope that it would bring my lord and master on the run. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  6. Wire what train you come by. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  7. Wire me your address in Paris- and bring her back with you, Barry. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  8. Our gun- fire had helped them by breaking down all the wire even round Heroes' Wood and Count's Wood, where it was very thick and strong. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  9. He was put back on the wire and did much better after that. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  10. If they run the Valley, Miss, mind out for wire – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  11. What am I going to do, now that I've come in under the wire – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  12. The cattle probably went against the fence in the storm last night and knocked off a lot of wire – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  13. " How can you cut wire without them? – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  14. You got the wire in good time, then? – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  15. Shall wire you as soon as I arrive, which will be to- morrow night. – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  16. There is no glass, and thee art strong enough to push in the wire – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. Where is the wire – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  18. If you do, wire me, and I'll get busy. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  19. Break that wire and join me out in the hall. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. I'll send him a wire – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt