wire

Save
1 wire /ˈwajɚ/ noun
plural wires
1 wire
/ˈwajɚ/
noun
plural wires
Learner's definition of WIRE
: a thin, flexible thread of metal
[noncount]
[count]
see also barbed wire, barbwire, chicken wire, high wire, tripwire, underwire
[count] : a thread of metal that is covered with plastic, rubber, etc., and used to send or receive electricity or electrical signals
see also live wire
[singular] US : a small microphone that is worn under clothing in order to secretly record a conversation
chiefly US
[noncount] : a service that sends news stories from one central office to many newspapers, magazines, television stations, etc.
[count] : telegram
the wire US : a thin piece of string that the winner of a race breaks through at the end of the race
often used figuratively

get/have your wires crossed

informal, of two people
: to fail to understand each other : to be confused because each person has a different idea about what is happening or being said

under the wire

chiefly US
: before something ends : at the end of the time when it is still possible to do something

wire to wire

chiefly US, sports
: from the beginning of a race, game, etc., until the end see also wire-to-wire

— wirelike

/ˈwajɚˌlaɪk/ adjective [more wirelike; most wirelike]
2 wire /ˈwajɚ/ verb
wires; wired; wiring
2 wire
/ˈwajɚ/
verb
wires; wired; wiring
Learner's definition of WIRE
[+ object]
: to provide (a building, room, etc.) with wires for a particular service or for electricity
: to connect (a device) to another device by using wires
see also hot-wire
: to use wire to close or hold (something)
: to send (money) by using electronic methods
chiefly US, old-fashioned : to send a telegram to (someone)
Comments & Questions
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up wire? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.