- a telegram.
- the telegraphic system: to send a message by wire.
verb (used with object), wired, wir·ing.
verb (used without object), wired, wir·ing.
Words nearby wire
Idioms for wire
Origin of wire
OTHER WORDS FROM wire
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wirewhy're wire
British Dictionary definitions for down to the wire
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of wirewirelike, adjective
Word Origin for wire
Idioms and Phrases with down to the wire (1 of 2)
To the last minute; to the very end. For example, We're just about down to the wire with this project. This term comes from horseracing, where it was long the practice to stretch a wire across and above the track at the finish line. It was extended to figurative use about 1900.
Idioms and Phrases with down to the wire (2 of 2)
see down to the wire; get one's wires crossed; live wire; pull strings (wires); under the wire.