wiring

[ wahyuh r-ing ]
/ ˈwaɪər ɪŋ /

noun

an act of a person who wires.
Electricity. the aggregate of wires in a lighting system, switchboard, radio, etc.

Origin of wiring

First recorded in 1800–10; wire + -ing1

Definition for wiring (2 of 2)

Origin of wire

before 900; Middle English wir(e) (noun), Old English wīr; cognate with Low German wīr, Old Norse vīra- wire, Old High German wiara fine goldwork

Related forms

Can be confused

why're wire
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British Dictionary definitions for wiring (1 of 2)

wiring

/ (ˈwaɪərɪŋ) /

noun

the network of wires used in an electrical system, device, or circuit
the quality or condition of such a network

adjective

used in wiring

British Dictionary definitions for wiring (2 of 2)

wire

/ (waɪə) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

wirelike, adjective

Word Origin for wire

Old English wīr; related to Old High German wiara, Old Norse vīra, Latin viriae bracelet
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Medicine definitions for wiring

wiring

[ wīrĭng ]

n.

The fastening together of the ends of a broken bone with wire sutures.
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Idioms and Phrases with wiring

wire


see down to the wire; get one's wires crossed; live wire; pull strings (wires); under the wire.

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