Wire - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwaɪər|  American pronunciation of the word wire
Brit.  |ˈwaɪə|  British pronunciation of the word wire

noun

- ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
- a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
- the finishing line on a racetrack
- a message transmitted by telegraph (syn: telegram)

verb

- provide with electrical circuits
- send cables, wires, or telegrams (syn: cable, telegraph)
- fasten with wire
- string on a wire
- equip for use with electricity (syn: electrify)

Examples

The flowers were bound together with thin wire.

There was a wire sticking out of the chair.

A telephone wire had fallen on the road during the storm.

A short black wire connects the computer's monitor to its keyboard.

The undercover officer wore a wire to her meeting with the drug dealer.

The house will be wired next week.

My room is wired for cable.

The microphone is wired to the speaker.

You can wire the generator to a car battery.

Her jaw was wired shut after the accident.

She wired the money home to Canada.

Can you wire me $300?

When you get in to town, wire me.

I ripped out the telephone wire that ran through to his office.

I'll reply by wire.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: wire
he/she/it: wires
present participle: wiring
past tense: wired
past participle: wired
noun
singular: wire
plural: wires
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