- noun metal drawn out into the form of a thread or string
- verb to install wiring in something
- A single metallic strand, thread, or rod which is flexible and usually has a circular cross section.
- A wire (1) which serves as an electric conductor. Such a wire may or may not have insulation. Also called electric wire.
- One or more wires (1) bundled together and encased by a protective sheath. The contained conductors are insulated from each other. Also called cable (1).
- To lay cables or connect components, devices, and equipment utilizing wires.
- An open telephone connection.
- To send a message via telegraph. Also, to send a message over a network using wires or cables.
- A message sent via wire (6).
- To connect electrical components and devices directly with wires or cables, as opposed to utilizing intervening switches or radio links. Also called hard-wire (1).
- noun a cord-like material made of metal
- noun a small metal staple, used for binding
- noun a thin metal line or thread
- acronym forWide-Field Infrared Explorer
(written as WIRE)
Origin & History of “wire”
probably goes back
ultimately to the Indo-European base
- ‘plait’. Related forms in other
Germanic languages have
now largely died out. The adjective wireless
recorded in 1894 (in the term wireless telephone
); its use as a noun
dates from around