Origin of wiring
- 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
Examples from the Web for wiring
Contemporary Examples of wiring
You know, troubled and certainly having a different kind of wiring that lends itself to conscience and consequential behavior.OITNB’s New Villain Vee, Played By Lorraine Toussaint, Speaks for the First Time
June 13, 2014
Something in her wiring has taught her that relaxing her defenses is dangerous.When An Adopted Child Won’t Attach
May 2, 2014
We were looking at new traffic all the time or where the wheels or the wiring had been changed, or at other new techniques.Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes
November 17, 2013
The sifter dumped flotsam—bricks, wiring, barbecue grills, bicycle wheels—in piles to be shipped to landfills upstate.Superstorm Who? Sandy’s Hard-Hit Beach Towns Reopen for Business
Eliza Shapiro, Josh Dzieza
May 25, 2013
A website for the project reveals what looks like what looks like a white nightgown with wiring between the breasts.Shocking! Indian Engineers Introduce Electric ‘Anti-Rape’ Underwear
April 3, 2013
Historical Examples of wiring
There was wiring everywhere, and a multitude of lighting fixtures.
First he brought out from the ship coils of wiring and jumbles of instruments.Pirates of the Gorm
While Sutter looked on with apprehensive eyes, he began to tinker with the wiring.Made in Tanganyika
Carl Richard Jacobi
His limbs lost their flexibility, and some of his wiring started to corrode.Beside Still Waters
The fire was quickly extinguished after that and the wiring spliced.The Long Voyage
Carl Richard Jacobi
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for wire
"wires collectively," 1809, later especially "electrical wirework," from present participle of wire (v.).
Old English wir "metal drawn out into a thread," from Proto-Germanic *wiraz (cf. Old Norse viravirka "filigree work," Swedish vira "to twist," Old High German wiara "fine gold work"), from PIE *wei- "to turn, twist, plait" (cf. Old Irish fiar, Welsh gwyr "bent, crooked;" Latin viere "to bend, twist," viriæ "bracelets," of Celtic origin). Wiretapping is recorded from 1904, from earlier wiretapper (1893). Wirepuller in the political sense is 1848, American English.
see down to the wire; get one's wires crossed; live wire; pull strings (wires); under the wire.