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Wire meaning

wire - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. string on a wire; " wire beads"
  2. 2. provide with electrical circuits; " wire the addition to the house"
  3. 3. The system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show;
  4. 4. the network of hidden influences controlling the action of a person or organization; as, to pull the wires for office.
  5. 5. One who picks women's pockets.
  6. 6. A knitting needle.
  7. 7. A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges' stand, to mark the line at which the races end.
  8. 8. To place ( a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.
  9. 9. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.
  10. 10. A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; as, to send a message by wire.
  11. 11. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.
  12. 12. To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads.
  13. 13. To snare by means of a wire or wires.
  14. 14. To send ( a message) by telegraph.
  15. 15. To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.
  16. 16. To send a telegraphic message.
  17. 17. A thread of metal.
  18. 18. To bind or frame with wire.

wire - examples of usage

  1. He was sure nothing had come down the wire. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Have you heard anything on the wire?" - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. At Booneville he stepped off the train before it had stopped and hurried to the operator's window to ask if any news had gone down the wire of a fire in the hills. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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