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wire

wire

 
 
pronunciation:
waIr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin rod or thread of metal.
The cows were kept in the pasture by a fence made of wire.
definition 2: any material made of such rods or threads woven or twisted together.
The wrecking ball swung from a heavy wire on the crane.
definition 3: the line or cable used in a telephone, telegraph, or electric power system.
similar words:
cable, line
definition 4: a telegram; cable.
The president received a wire from the general overseas.
similar words:
cable
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: wired, wires, wiring
definition 1: to put an electrical system in.
The electrician wired the house.
definition 2: to fasten or join with wire.
He wired the muffler up to his car.
definition 3: to send by telephone or telegraph.
Please wire flowers to your sister.
definition 4: to send a telegram or cable to.
We can wire him at his office address.
similar words:
cable
derivation: wirelike (adj.)
Word Builder: wire +
  • wire snips:
    a tool that you use to snip wire.
  • wire cutter:
    a tool that you use to cut wire.
  • wire stripper:
    a tool for removing the covering from wire.
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