- a distilled alcoholic liquor made from fermented grain, usually aged by storing in Oak barrels.
- a drink of whiskey.
- The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
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
- 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.
- (dated) radio
- not having any wires
- of or relating to wireless telegraphy
verb to wiretap
- a concealed device connected to a telephone or other communications system that allows a third party to listen or record conversations
- the act of installing such a device
- To install or to use such a device