- 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for wire
This 300 LED light set works for up to 15,000 hours and the wire won’t overheat over time.
Three years later, Jaka Tušek of the University of Ljubljana and others observed a change of 25 degrees in similar wires.
Having applied for financial aid only days before, she wired the money to the number the caller gave her.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In that dispute, the city says it actually costs much less to bury a mile of wire than SDG&E charged.The City Is Walking a Fine Line in Demanding Millions From Its Next Power Provider|MacKenzie Elmer|August 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He’d carefully make the rounds, maneuvering around ventilators and webs of wires and hoses, doing anything he could in the minutes he had to lighten the load, if only briefly, for suffering families.For Aspiring Performers, The NBA Is The Best Place To Be A Mascot|Josh Planos|July 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
And extortion makes a lot more sense before a story hits the news wire, not after.
As zealots poured in from Arkansas and Mississippi, a wire service reporter got punched in the ribs.
At that point, a tall, brown-haired man with wire-rimmed glasses came over to me, sat down, and peppered me with questions.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To Hitchcock, this is not a sweet wire from an old colleague but a condolence letter on the occasion of his own death.
On the day of the AFI dinner, Hitchcock receives a wire from Frank Capra, who is in Palm Springs.
That the weather being calm, he rowed round me several times, observed my windows and wire-lattices that defenced them.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
They require frequent cleaning with a long wire and a bit of tow, and in some large towns there are professional pipe-cleaners.
Wire Nails, Staples, &c., are made at Nettlefold's by machinery much in advance of what can ba seen elsewhere.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
I need fourteen wire ropes, all pulling in different directions, to hold me steady.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The Post Office arrangements were also of a very primitive character, nor was there any wire nearer than Thetford.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for wire
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of wirewirelike, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with wire
see down to the wire; get one's wires crossed; live wire; pull strings (wires); under the wire.