WIRE, n. A thread of metal; any metallic substance drawn to an even thread.
WIRE, v.t. To bind with wire; to apply wire to, as in bottling liquors.
WIRE, n. [Sw. vir; Ice. wijr.]
A thread of metal; any metallic substance drawn to an even thread.
To bind with wire; to apply wire to, as in bottling liquors.
- 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.
- To bind with wire] to attach with
wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling
- To pass
like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.
- The system of wires used to operate the puppets in
a puppet show;
place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful
- A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric
telegraph; as, to send a message by wire.
- To put upon a wire; as, to wire
- To send a telegraphic message.
- One who picks women's pockets.
- To snare by means of a wire or wires.
- A knitting needle.
- To send (a message) by telegraph.
- A wire stretching across over a race track
at the judges' stand, to mark the line at which the races end.