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wire

wire

 
 
pronunciation:
waIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rod or strand of usu. flexible metal.
similar words:
mesh
definition 2: any material made of such rods or strands, woven, bundled, or twisted together.
similar words:
mesh
definition 3: anything that resembles such a rod or strand in form or function.
definition 4: the line or cable used in a telephone, telegraph, or electric power system.
similar words:
cable, line
definition 5: a telegram; cable.
similar words:
cable
definition 6: the tape that indicates the finish line in a race.
definition 7: (slang) a hidden microphone, usu. for a tape recorder.
similar words:
tap
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wired, wires, wiring
definition 1: to install an electrical system in.
The electrician wired the house.
similar words:
electrify
definition 2: to fasten or connect with wire.
similar words:
cable
definition 3: to string (something) on wire.
She makes jewelry by wiring beads.
definition 4: to send by telephone or telegraph.
Please wire flowers to your sister.
similar words:
cable
definition 5: to send a telegram or cable to.
We can wire him at his office address.
similar words:
cable
definition 6: (slang) to install hidden microphones in or on.
similar words:
tap
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to send a telegram or cable.
similar words:
cable
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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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