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Definition of Wire


  1. The system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show;
  2. the network of hidden influences controlling the action of a person or organization; as, to pull the wires for office.
  3. One who picks women's pockets.
  4. A knitting needle.
  5. A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges' stand, to mark the line at which the races end.
  6. To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.
  7. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.
  8. A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; as, to send a message by wire.
  9. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.
  10. To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads.
  11. To snare by means of a wire or wires.
  12. To send (a message) by telegraph.
  13. To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.
  14. To send a telegraphic message.

Wire Quotations

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
Oprah Winfrey

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.
Hunter S. Thompson

This is a universal, unique movie, it has potential to cross barriers. But we never thought about that on set, when we were doing the film. We knew that in making a silent movie, we were doing something a little bit under the wire, a bit interdit. It's a pastiche, but for the French taste, you would have thought.
Jean Dujardin

Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle you with my microphone wire!
Adam Sandler

I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn't even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on.
Ethan Hawke
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Wire Translations

wire in Dutch is metaaldraad, draad
wire in French is fil
wire in German is Draht, Draht, Kabel
wire in Italian is cavo, fil di ferro
wire in Portuguese is arame, fio
wire in Spanish is alambre
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