Definition of wir
1. wire [ n ] ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etcUsed in print:
(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
A high-speed shutter has been developed in_order to permit photographic observation of any portion of the electrical wire explosion .
Using Edgerton 's method , the fast closing action is obtained from the blackening of a window by exploding a series of parallel lead wires .
(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
He sucked_in his breath and kept quiet while Killpath laid down the sheet again , wound the gold wire stems of his glasses around his ears and_then , eying the report as it lay before him on the desk , intoned , `` Acting_Lieutenant_Gunnar_Matson one failed to see that the station_keeper was properly relieved two absented himself throughout the entire watch without checking on the station 's activities or the whereabouts of his section sergeants three permitted members of the Homicide_Detail of the Inspector's_Bureau to arrogate for their own convenience a patrolman who was thereby prevented from carrying_on his proper assignment four failed to notify the station commander Acting_Captain_O._T._Killpath of a homicide occurring in the district five frequented extralegal establishments known_as after-hours spots for purposes of an unofficial and purportedly social nature and six '' - he leaned_back and peeled_off his glasses `` - failed to co-operate with the Acting_Captain by returning promptly when so ordered .
(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)
A match flared , and he reached above his head to light a lantern which hung from a wire loop .
(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
As if drawn by a wire the enemy flew into them .Synonyms wire Related Terms ligament barbed_wire piano_wire haywire trip_wire baling_wire
2. wire [ n ] a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distanceUsed in print:
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Used in several sets of high reps once or twice each_week it will not be long before your entire upper leg takes_on a razor-sharp definition in which the muscles look_like wire cables writhing and twisting under the skin !Synonyms wire conducting_wire Related Terms conductor telephone_wire lead-in patchcord jumper_cable filament
3. wire [ v ] provide with electrical circuits, as of a house or a carUsed in print:
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
All sizes : big ones , some wired to set_off a whole field , little ones , hand_grenade size .Synonyms wire Related Terms equip rewire
4. wire [ v ] send cables, wires, or telegramsUsed in print:
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Thus he wired J._P._Lower_and_Sons of Denver : `` Have you any percussion hand_grenades for throwing in a house or across a well loaded with balls or shrapnel shot ?
(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
They put Kate to bed and wired Jonathan and sent_for the young Presbyterian minister .Synonyms telegraph wire cable Related Terms telecommunicate telegraphy telegrapher telegraph
5. wire [ n ] a message transmitted by telegraphUsed in print:
(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
Years ago this was true , but with the replacement of wires or runners by radio and radar ( and perhaps television ) , these restrictions have disappeared and now again too_much is heard .Synonyms telegram wire Related Terms message cable letter_telegram night_letter cable
6. wire [ n ] the finishing line on a racetrackUsed in print:
(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Richard_M._Forbes 's Paget , which had what seemed to be a substantial lead in the early stages , tired rapidly nearing the wire and was able to save place money only a head in_front of Glen_T._Hallowell 's Milties_Miss .Synonyms wire Related Terms finishing_line
7. wire [ v ] fasten with wire
Examples: "The columns were wired to the beams for support"
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
The debris of his other careers was piled everywhere ; a pile of wire cages for mice from his time as a geneticist and a microscope lying on its side on the window_sill , vertical steel columns wired for support to the open ceiling beams with spidery steel cantilevers jutting_out into the air , masonry constructions on the floor from the time he was inventing his disastrous fireplace whose smoke would pass_through a whole house , visible all_the_way up through wire gratings on each floor .Synonyms wire Related Terms unwire fasten
8. Wire [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17919Synonyms Wire
9. wire [ v ] string on a wire, as of beadsSynonyms wire Related Terms string
10. wire [ v ] equip for use with electricity
Examples: "electrify an appliance"
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