- wiring harness,
- wirsung's canal
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
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|Kevin Fallon|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Something in her wiring has taught her that relaxing her defenses is dangerous.
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|The Telegraph|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
But instead of handing over a check—or the Treasury wiring one over—he unveils a single coin to be deposited.How a Platinum Coin Could Solve the Debt-Ceiling Problem|Matthew Zeitlin|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He took some tubes and wiring out and assembled them together on the ground, at the peak of the ridge.The Crystal Crypt|Philip Kindred Dick
Making and covering buckles and buttons; wiring ribbons and laces; making hat linings and wiring hats.The Making of a Trade School|Mary Schenck Woolman
The "series" wiring gives the entire set the combined voltage of all with the average amperage of one.The Gasoline Motor|Harold Whiting Slauson
Fig. 75 shows an incorrect method of wiring in series multiple connection.Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One|Nehemiah Hawkins
The most common fault found in an old lamp is in the cord, but sometimes the switch or the wiring in the lamp is bad.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist|Eric B. Wilson
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.