\wˈa͡ɪ͡ə], \wˈaɪə], \w_ˈaɪə]\
Definitions of WIRE
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
By James Champlin Fernald
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
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.
By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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