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Definition 1: ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc - [noun denoting artifact]

(wire is a kind of ...) any connection or unifying bond

(... is a kind of wire ) wire used to make bales

(... is a kind of wire ) strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage

(... is a kind of wire ) wire for tying up bales of hay

(... is a kind of wire ) thin steel wire of high tensile strength

(... is a kind of wire ) a wire stretched close to the ground that activates something (a trap or camera or weapon) when tripped over

Definition 2: a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wire in the sense of this definition

(wire is a kind of ...) a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.

(... is a kind of wire ) a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current

(... is a kind of wire ) a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

"it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"

(... is a kind of wire ) wire connecting an antenna to a receiver or a transmitter to a transmission line

(... is a kind of wire ) a length of wire that has a plug at each end; used to make connections at a patchboard

(... is a kind of wire ) the wire that carries telegraph and telephone signals

Definition 3: a message transmitted by telegraph - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for wire in the sense of this definition

(wire is a kind of ...) a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled

"he sent a three-word message"

(... is a kind of wire ) a telegram sent abroad

(... is a kind of wire ) a cheaper form of telegram that is sent abroad for delivery the next day

(... is a kind of wire ) a cheaper form of telegram sent for delivery the next day

Definition 4: the finishing line on a racetrack - [noun denoting location]

(wire is a kind of ...) a line indicating the location of the finish of a race

Definition 5: equip for use with electricity - [verb of change]

Samples where wire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • electrify an appliance

Synonyms for wire in the sense of this definition

(wire is a kind of ...) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

Definition 6: send cables, wires, or telegrams - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for wire in the sense of this definition

(wire is a kind of ...) communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail

(wire belongs to category ...) communicating at a distance by electric transmission over wire

Definition 7: fasten with wire - [verb of contact]

Samples where wire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The columns were wired to the beams for support

(wire is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 8: string on a wire - [verb of contact]

Samples where wire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wire beads

(wire is a kind of ...) thread on or as if on a string

"string pearls on a string" "the child drew glass beads on a string" "thread dried cranberries"

Definition 9: provide with electrical circuits - [verb of possession]

Samples where wire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wire the addition to the house

(wire is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

(... is a kind of wire ) provide with new wiring

"the university rewired the dormitories when most students brought computers and television sets"

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