verb (wir, ing)
- (uncountable) Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.
- A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable
- A metal conductor that carries electricity.
- A fence made of usually barbed wire.
- (sports) A finish line of a racetrack.
- (informal) A telecommunication wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; a telegram
- (slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.
- to fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing
Etymology: wirOld English, wÄr < Proto-Germanic
- We need to that hole in the fence.
- to string on a wire
- to equip for use with electricity
- to add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something
- I'll just your camera to the computer screen.
- (informal) To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominately by telegraph.
- Urgent: please me another 100 pounds sterling.
- to make someone tense or psyched-up
- I'm never going to sleep " I'm completely wired from all that coffee.
- (slang) To install eavesdropping equipment.
- We wired the suspects house.
- 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 ('rainbow').
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