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Meaning & Definition of Wire in English

English

Wire

/waɪər/

noun

1. Ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

    synonym:
  • wire

2. A metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance

    synonym:
  • wire
  • ,
  • conducting wire

3. The finishing line on a racetrack

    synonym:
  • wire

4. A message transmitted by telegraph

    synonym:
  • telegram
  • ,
  • wire

verb

1. Provide with electrical circuits

  • "Wire the addition to the house"
    synonym:
  • wire

2. Send cables, wires, or telegrams

    synonym:
  • cable
  • ,
  • telegraph
  • ,
  • wire

3. Fasten with wire

  • "The columns were wired to the beams for support"
    synonym:
  • wire

4. String on a wire

  • "Wire beads"
    synonym:
  • wire

5. Equip for use with electricity

  • "Electrify an appliance"
    synonym:
  • electrify
  • ,
  • wire

Examples of using

Tom had to climb the pole to fix the telephone wire.
Maybe I can fix it with this piece of wire.
The building is surrounded by a barbed wire fence.