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Wire

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Noun

a slender, stringlike piece or filament of relatively rigid or flexible metal, usually circular in section, manufactured in a great variety of diameters and metals depending on its application.
such pieces as a material.
a length of such material, consisting either of a single filament or of several filaments woven or twisted together and usually insulated with a dielectric material, used as a conductor of electricity.
a cross wire or a cross hair.
a barbed-wire fence.
a long wire or cable used in cable, telegraph, or telephone systems.
Nautical . a wire rope.
Informal .
a telegram.
the telegraphic system
to send a message by wire.
wires, a system of wires by which puppets are moved.
a metallic string of a musical instrument.
Underworld Slang . the member of a pickpocket team who picks the victim's pocket. Compare stall 2 ( def. 5 ) .
Horse Racing . a wire stretched across and above the track at the finish line, under which the horses pass.
Ornithology . one of the extremely long, slender, wirelike filaments or shafts of the plumage of various birds.
a metal device for snaring rabbits and other small game.
Papermaking . the woven wire mesh over which the wet pulp is spread in a papermaking machine.
the wire, the telephone
There's someone on the wire for you.

Adjective

made of wire; consisting of or constructed with wires.
resembling wire; wirelike.

Verb (used with object)

to furnish with wires.
to install an electric system of wiring in, as for lighting.
to fasten or bind with wire
He wired the halves together.
to put on a wire, as beads.
to send by telegraph, as a message
Please wire the money at once.
to send a telegraphic message to
She wired him to come at once.
to snare by means of a wire.
to equip with a hidden electronic device, as an eavesdropping device or an explosive.
to connect (a receiver, area, or building) to a television cable and other equipment so that cable television programs may be received.
Informal . to be closely connected or involved with
a law firm wired into political circles.
Informal . to prepare, equip, fix, or arrange to suit needs or goals
The sales force was wired for an all-out effort.
Croquet . to block (a ball) by placing it behind the wire of an arch.

Verb (used without object)

to send a telegraphic message; telegraph
Don't write; wire.

Idioms

down to the wire, to the very last moment or the very end
as in a race or competition
The candidates campaigned down to the wire.
pull wires
Informal . to use one's position or influence to obtain a desired result
to pull wires to get someone a job.
under the wire
just within the limit or deadline; scarcely; barely
to get an application in under the wire.

Synonyms

noun
cable , coil , line , message , strand , telegram , telegraph , thread

Các từ tiếp theo

  • Wire-brush

    to clean or remove with a wire brush.
  • Wire-haired

    having coarse, stiff, wirelike hair.
  • Wire brush

    a brush with steel bristles for removing rust, flaking paint, etc., to clean or remove with a wire brush.
  • Wire cloth

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