- 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.
Origin of wire
Can be confusedwhy're wire
Examples from the Web for wires
The lines may not seem like much – a punch of poles, wires and equipment.
The panel systems have conduits underneath them, which house the wires that transmit the electricity generated.
Wires hang from its ceiling, its marble floors are chipped and trash is strewn across the dusty corridors.
In 2011, the wires were clogged with stories of a potential Peace Prize gong for Julian Assange.
When news of the smuggled skulls broke over the wires early last November a Tweeter from Mogadishu replied: Shhh keep it quiet!
The rudder is then braced to the main frame and the main frame is braced by the wires N to the wings.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
The wires could go down and the most important trains would keep moving.Letters from an Old Railway Official|Charles DeLano Hine
On commencing operations, I discovered that there were two wires on the line along this railroad.History of Morgan's Cavalry|Basil W. Duke
The ends of the wires shown come from and go to the other pieces of apparatus.How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
And you mean to say he was all that time, till one o'clock in the morning, forcing the wires of a pantry window?Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for wires
verb (mainly tr)
Derived Formswirelike, adjective
Word Origin for wire
Idioms and Phrases with wires
see down to the wire; get one's wires crossed; live wire; pull strings (wires); under the wire.