Associations to the word «Wire»


WIRE, noun. (uncountable) Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.
WIRE, noun. A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable.
WIRE, noun. A metal conductor that carries electricity.
WIRE, noun. A fence made of usually barbed wire.
WIRE, noun. (sports) A finish line of a racetrack.
WIRE, noun. (informal) A telecommunication wire or cable
WIRE, noun. (by extension) An electric telegraph; a telegram.
WIRE, noun. (slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.
WIRE, noun. (informal) A deadline or critical endpoint.
WIRE, noun. (billiards) A wire strung with beads and hung horizontally above or near the table which is used to keep score.
WIRE, noun. (mostly plural) Any of the system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show; hence, the network of hidden influences controlling the action of a person or organization; strings.
WIRE, noun. (archaic) (thieves' slang) A pickpocket who targets women.
WIRE, noun. (Scotland) A knitting needle.
WIRE, verb. To fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing.
WIRE, verb. To string on a wire.
WIRE, verb. To equip with wires for use with electricity.
WIRE, verb. To add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something.
WIRE, verb. (informal) To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominately by telegraph.
WIRE, verb. To make someone tense or psyched up.
WIRE, verb. (slang) To install eavesdropping equipment.
WIRE, verb. To snare by means of a wire or wires.
WIRE, verb. (transitive) (croquet) To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.
WIRE BAIL, noun. A wire clamp traditionally used to seal glass jars.
WIRE BAILS, noun. Plural of wire bail
WIRE BRUSH, noun. A brush whose bristles are made of wire; used as an abrasive and on masonry etc.
WIRE BRUSHES, noun. Plural of wire brush
WIRE CLOTH, noun. A fabric of woven metallic wire.
WIRE COPY, noun. (journalism) news item published by a wire service
WIRE CUTTERS, noun. A hand tool resembling pliers, intended for cutting wires.
WIRE EDGE, noun. The thin, wire-like thread of metal sometimes formed on the edge of a tool by the stone in sharpening it.
WIRE FOX TERRIER, noun. A breed of fox terrier having a coarse coat with a dense, wiry texture.
WIRE FOX TERRIERS, noun. Plural of wire fox terrier
WIRE FRAME, noun. A frame made of wire
WIRE FRAME, noun. (computing) Alternative form of wireframe
WIRE FRAMES, noun. Plural of wire frame
WIRE FRAUD, noun. (US) (legal) A class of felonies, providing for a separate and additional federal penalty for any crime of fraud involving the use of electronic communications methods.
WIRE FU, noun. (slang) The special effects-enhanced martial arts seen in movies, especially those where wires are used to suspend the actors in physically impossible positions.
WIRE GAUZE, noun. Finely interwoven wire, resembling gauze
WIRE GAUZES, noun. Plural of wire gauze
WIRE NETTING, noun. A hexagonal network of interwoven wire used in fencing; chicken wire
WIRE NETTINGS, noun. Plural of wire netting
WIRE RECORDER, noun. (historical) A device for analogue audio storage made magnetically onto fine steel or stainless steel wire, introduced commercially after World War II primarily for office dictation.
WIRE RECORDERS, noun. Plural of wire recorder
WIRE ROPE, noun. A strong cable consisting of twisted strands of wire, generally intended for supporting heavy loads.
WIRE SERVICE, noun. A service provided by a news agency that transmits news reports to subscribers electronically, e.g. by telegraph or the Internet. The subscribers are usually media outlets such as newspapers. Examples include the Associated Press and United Press International.
WIRE SERVICES, noun. Plural of wire service
WIRE SPEED, noun. The speed at which a wire moves through a machine
WIRE SPEED, noun. (computing) The (maximum) rate at which data can flow through a cable
WIRE SPEEDS, noun. Plural of wire speed
WIRE TRANSFER, noun. (banking) A transfer of funds between banks by electronic means.
WIRE TRANSFERS, noun. Plural of wire transfer
WIRE WOOL, noun. (UK) another term for steel wool.
WIRE WRAP, noun. A method for constructing circuit boards with turns of wire, without having to make a printed circuit board, now mainly used to assemble prototypes that can then be modified by hand.

Dictionary definition

WIRE, noun. Ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.
WIRE, noun. A metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance.
WIRE, noun. The finishing line on a racetrack.
WIRE, noun. A message transmitted by telegraph.
WIRE, verb. Provide with electrical circuits; "wire the addition to the house".
WIRE, verb. Send cables, wires, or telegrams.
WIRE, verb. Fasten with wire; "The columns were wired to the beams for support".
WIRE, verb. String on a wire; "wire beads".
WIRE, verb. Equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance".

Wise words

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