- a telegram.
- the telegraphic system: to send a message by wire.
Idioms about wire
Origin of wire
OTHER WORDS FROM wire
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wirewhy're, wire
How to use wire in a sentence
The lines may not seem like much – a punch of poles, wires and equipment.Electricity Superhighway||October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The panel systems have conduits underneath them, which house the wires that transmit the electricity generated.Pave the Roads With Solar Panels?|The Daily Beast|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On shorter routes, overhead electrical wires began to provide the juice.Diesel Trains May Soon Use Natural Gas Instead|The Daily Beast|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wires hang from its ceiling, its marble floors are chipped and trash is strewn across the dusty corridors.Egypt To Newspapers: Support The Army Or Else|Jamie Dettmer|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2011, the wires were clogged with stories of a potential Peace Prize gong for Julian Assange.Nobel Nomination Nonsense|Michael Moynihan|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Little thrills of excitement running from Rosemary's fingers to her toes felt like vibrating wires.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Flocks of birds seemed to sing through the air, striking against the telegraph wires.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
"Warn the men, and arrange tanks and chutes accordingly; for Harvey Cheyne is in a hurry, a hurry—hurry," sang the wires.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
For the antenna and lead-in and ground wires, Jessie purchased three hundred feet of copper wire, number fourteen.
They laid out the work for the next morning, but did nothing practical toward erecting the wires and attendant parts that day.
British Dictionary definitions for wire
Derived forms of wirewirelike, adjective
Word Origin for wire
Other Idioms and Phrases with wire
see down to the wire; get one's wires crossed; live wire; pull strings (wires); under the wire.