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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

I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; Dear Jack, Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.
John F. Kennedy

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
Ronald Reagan

Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.
Marilyn Monroe

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
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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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