Complete Definition of "wire"

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English

Etymology
OE. wir#Old English|wÄ«r < Proto-Germanic *wiraz < Proto-Indo-European *wei- ('to turn,' 'to twist,' 'to plait'). Cognate with Swedish vira ('to twist'), Latin vieo, viere ('to weave together'), Welsh gwyr ('bent'), and Greek ίÏÎ¹Ï ('rainbow').

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA|/waɪÉ/
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Noun
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  1. uncountable Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.
  2. A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable
  3. A metal conductor that carries electricity.
  4. A fence made of usually barbed wire.
  5. sports A finish line of a racetrack.
  6. informal A telecommunication wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; a telegram
  7. slang A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.

Synonyms
(thin thread of metal): cable, steel wire, thread
(metal conductor that carries electricity): conducting wire
(fencing made of usually barbed wire): barbed wire
(informal: telegraph): See telegraph
(informal: message transmitted by telegraph: See telegram

Translations
trans-top|thin thread of metal
Afrikaans: draad
Albanian: t-|sq|tel|m|xs=Albanian
Arabic: ARchar|سÙÙ (silk) m
Bulgarian: жиÑа (žitsa) f
Catalan: filferro m
Croatian: žica f
Czech: drát m
Dutch: t+|nl|draad|m
Esperanto: drato
French: t+|fr|fil|m
German: t+|de|Draht|m
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Italian: t+|it|filo|m
Hungarian: t-|hu|huzal, t+|hu|drót
Japanese: éé (ã¯ããã­, harigane)
Korean: ì² ì¬ (éµçµ², chulsa)
Kurdish:

Norwegian ledning m
Polish: drut m
Portuguese: t+|pt|arame|m
Romanian: t-|ro|fir|n, t-|ro|sirmÄ|f
Russian: пÑоволока (próvoloka) f
Slovene: žica f
Spanish: alambre m, hilo m (1)
Swedish: tråd c
Turkish: t+|tr|tel
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trans-top|metal conductor that carries electricity
Korean: ì ì  (é»ç·, jeonseon)
Russian: пÑовод (próvod) m
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Slovene: žica f
Swedish: t-|sv|ledning|c
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trans-top|fence made of usually barbed wire
Afrikaans draadheining
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Korean: ì² ì¡°ë§ (éµæ¢ç¶², cheoljomang)
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trans-top|sports: finish line of a racetrack
Swedish: målsnöre n
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trans-top|informal: telegraph

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trans-top|informal: message transmitted by telegraph

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trans-top|slang: hidden listening device on the person
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Chinese: éä¸ (tiÄsÄ«)
ttbc|Telugu: à°¤à±à° (teega) (1), à°¤à°à°¤à±à°°à°¿ (taMtri) (2)
ttbc|German: Kabel m

Derived terms
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baling wire
barbed wire, barbed-wire
be on the wire
by wire
chicken wire
down to the wire
earthing wire
get one's wires crossed|get oneâs wires crossed, have one's wires crossed|have oneâs wires crossed
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guy wire/guy-wire
haywire
live wire
piano wire
pull wires
pull the wires
razor wire
trip wire
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under the wire
wireless
wire broadcasting
wire clippers
wire entanglement
wire rope
wiretap
woven wire

Related terms
filament
hawser
cable

Verb
en-verb|wir|ing

  1. to fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing

#: We need to wire that hole in the fence.

  1. to string on a wire

#: wire beads

  1. to equip for use with electricity
  2. to add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something

#: I'll just wire your camera to the computer screen.

  1. informal To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominately by telegraph.

#: Urgent: please wire me another 100 pounds sterling.

  1. to make someone tense or psyched-up

#: I'm never going to sleep â I'm completely wired from all that coffee.

  1. slang To install eavesdropping equipment.

#: We wired the suspects house.

Synonyms
(to equip for use with electricity): electrify
(informal: to send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system): cable, telegraph

Antonyms
(to fasten with wire): unwire

Troponyms
(to fasten with wire): rewire
(to equip for use with electricity): rewire

Translations
trans-top|to fasten with wire
Dutch: vastbinden
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Swedish: fästa med ståltråd
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trans-top|to add something into an electrical system by means of wiring
Dutch: t+|nl|aansluiten
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trans-top|to equip for use with electricity
Dutch: electrificeren
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trans-top|informal: to send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system
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trans-top|to make someone tense or psyched-up
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trans-top|slang: to install eavesdropping equipment
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Derived terms
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wire away
wire in
mid2
wire into

Anagrams
weir

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