HyperDic: wire

English > 9 senses of the word wire:
NOUNartifactwireligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
artifactwire, conducting wirea metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
locationwirethe finishing line on a racetrack
communicationwire, telegrama message transmitted by telegraph
VERBpossessionwireprovide with electrical circuits
communicationwire, cable, telegraphsend cables, wires, or telegrams
contactwirefasten with wire
contactwirestring on a wire
changewire, electrifyequip for use with electricity
wire > pronunciation
Soundsway'er; way'r
Rhymesacquire ... wildfire: 63 rhymes with ayer...
admire ... vampire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > wire: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.
Narrowerbaling wirewire used to make bales
barbed wire, barbwireStrong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
haywirewire for tying up bales of hay
piano wireThin steel wire of high tensile strength
trip wireA wire stretched close to the ground that activates something (a trap or camera or weapon) when tripped over
BroaderligamentAny connection or unifying bond
Spanishalambre
Catalanfilferro
Adjectiveswiryof or relating to wire
Verbswirefasten with wire
wirestring on a wire
English > wire: 9 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance.
Synonymconducting wire
NarrowerfilamentA thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, booster cableA jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
lead-inwire connecting an antenna to a receiver or a transmitter to a transmission line
patchcordA length of wire that has a plug at each end
telephone wire, telephone line, telegraph wire, telegraph lineThe wire that carries telegraph and telephone signals
BroaderconductorA device designed to transmit electricity, heat / heat, etc.
Spanishcable
Catalancable, filferro
Verbswireequip for use with electricity
wireprovide with electrical circuits
English > wire: 9 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningThe finishing line on a racetrack.
Broaderfinishing line, finish lineA line indicating the location of the finish of a race
Spanishcable
English > wire: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA message transmitted by telegraph.
Synonymtelegram
Narrowercable, cablegram, overseas telegramA telegram sent abroad
letter telegramA cheaper form of telegram that is sent abroad for delivery the next day
night letterA cheaper form of telegram sent for delivery the next day
BroadermessageA communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
Spanishcable, telegrama
Catalantelegrama
Verbswiresend cables, wires, or telegrams
English > wire: 9 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningProvide with electrical circuits.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"wire the addition to the house"
NarrowerrewireProvide with new wiring
Broaderequip, fit, fit out, outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
Spanishalambrar, cablear
Nounswirea metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
wirera worker who installs and repairs electric wiring
wiringa circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity
English > wire: 9 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningSend cables, wires, or telegrams.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey wire them the information; They wire the information to them
Synonymscable, telegraph
CategorytelegraphyCommunicating at a distance by electric transmission over wire
BroadertelecommunicateCommunicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
Spanishtelegrafiar
Catalantelegrafiar
Nounswirea message transmitted by telegraph
wirersomeone who sends a telegram
English > wire: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningFasten with wire.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"The columns were wired to the beams for support"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Oppositeunwireundo the wiring of
Spanishalambrar
Catalanconnectar, lligar amb filferro, posar filats, tancar amb un filat
Nounswireligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
English > wire: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningstring on a wire.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"wire beads"
Broaderstring, thread, drawthread on or as if on a string
Spanishalambrar
Nounswireligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
English > wire: 9 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningequip for use with electricity.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymelectrify
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Spanishelectrificar, electrizar
Catalanelectrificar, electritzar
Nounswirea metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
wirera worker who installs and repairs electric wiring
wiringthe work of installing the wires for an electrical system or device

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