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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wire  \Wire\,  n.  [OE.  wir,  AS  wir;  akin  to  Icel.  v[=i]rr,  Dan. 
  vire,  LG  wir,  wire;  cf  OHG.  wiara  fine  gold;  perhaps  akin 
  to  E.  withy.  ????.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Note:  Wire  is  made  of  any  desired  form  as  round,  square, 
  triangular,  etc.,  by  giving  this  shape  to  the  hole  in 
  the  drawplate,  or  between  the  rollers. 
 
  2.  A  telegraph  wire  or  cable;  hence  an  electric  telegraph; 
  as  to  send  a  message  by  wire.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Wire  bed},  {Wire  mattress},  an  elastic  bed  bottom  or 
  mattress  made  of  wires  interwoven  or  looped  together  in 
  various  ways. 
 
  {Wire  bridge},  a  bridge  suspended  from  wires,  or  cables  made 
  of  wire. 
 
  {Wire  cartridge},  a  shot  cartridge  having  the  shot  inclosed 
  in  a  wire  cage. 
 
  {Wire  cloth},  a  coarse  cloth  made  of  woven  metallic  wire,  -- 
  used  for  strainers,  and  for  various  other  purposes. 
 
  {Wire  edge},  the  thin,  wirelike  thread  of  metal  sometimes 
  formed  on  the  edge  of  a  tool  by  the  stone  in  sharpening 
  it 
 
  {Wire  fence},  a  fence  consisting  of  posts  with  strained 
  horizontal  wires,  wire  netting,  or  other  wirework, 
  between. 
 
  {Wire  gauge}  or  {gage}. 
  a  A  gauge  for  measuring  the  diameter  of  wire,  thickness 
  of  sheet  metal,  etc.,  often  consisting  of  a  metal 
  plate  with  a  series  of  notches  of  various  widths  in 
  its  edge. 
  b  A  standard  series  of  sizes  arbitrarily  indicated,  as 
  by  numbers,  to  which  the  diameter  of  wire  or  the 
  thickness  of  sheet  metal  in  usually  made  and  which  is 
  used  in  describing  the  size  or  thickness.  There  are 
  many  different  standards  for  wire  gauges,  as  in 
  different  countries,  or  for  different  kinds  of  metal, 
  the  Birmingham  wire  gauges  and  the  American  wire  gauge 
  being  often  used  and  designated  by  the  abbreviations 
  B.  W.  G.  and  A.  W.  G.  respectively. 
 
  {Wire  gauze},  a  texture  of  finely  interwoven  wire,  resembling 
  gauze. 
 
  {Wire  grass}  (Bot.),  either  of  the  two  common  grasses 
  {Eleusine  Indica},  valuable  for  hay  and  pasture,  and  {Poa 
  compressa},  or  blue  grass.  See  {Blue  grass}. 
 
  {Wire  grub}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  wireworm. 
 
  {Wire  iron},  wire  rods  of  iron. 
 
  {Wire  lathing},  wire  cloth  or  wire  netting  applied  in  the 
  place  of  wooden  lathing  for  holding  plastering. 
 
  {Wire  mattress}.  See  {Wire  bed},  above. 
 
  {Wire  micrometer},  a  micrometer  having  spider  lines,  or  fine 
  wires,  across  the  field  of  the  instrument. 
 
  {Wire  nail},  a  nail  formed  of  a  piece  of  wire  which  is  headed 
  and  pointed. 
 
  {Wire  netting},  a  texture  of  woven  wire  coarser  than  ordinary 
  wire  gauze. 
 
  {Wire  rod},  a  metal  rod  from  which  wire  is  formed  by  drawing. 
 
 
  {Wire  rope},  a  rope  formed  wholly,  or  in  great  part  of 
  wires. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wedge  gauge  \Wedge  gauge\  or  gage  \gage\  . 
  A  wedge  with  a  graduated  edge,  to  measure  the  width  of  a 
  space  into  which  it  is  thrust. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gage  \Gage\,  n. 
  A  measure  or  standard.  See  {Gauge},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gage  \Gage\,  v.  t. 
  To  measure.  See  {Gauge},  v.  t. 
 
  You  shall  not  gage  me  By  what  we  do  to-night.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gage  \Gage\,  n.  [F.  gage,  LL  gadium,  wadium;  of  German  origin; 
  cf  Goth.  wadi,  OHG.  wetti,  weti,  akin  to  E.  wed.  See  {Wed}, 
  and  cf  {Wage},  n.] 
  1.  A  pledge  or  pawn;  something  laid  down  or  given  as  a 
  security  for  the  performance  of  some  act  by  the  person 
  depositing  it  and  forfeited  by  nonperformance;  security. 
 
  Nor  without  gages  to  the  needy  lend.  --Sandys. 
 
  2.  A  glove,  cap,  or  the  like  cast  on  the  ground  as  a 
  challenge  to  combat,  and  to  be  taken  up  by  the  accepter  of 
  the  challenge;  a  challenge;  a  defiance.  ``There  I  throw  my 
  gage.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gage  \Gage\,  n.  [So  called  because  an  English  family  named  Gage 
  imported  the  greengage  from  France,  in  the  last  century.] 
  A  variety  of  plum;  as  the  greengage;  also  the  blue  gage, 
  frost  gage,  golden  gage,  etc.,  having  more  or  less  likeness 
  to  the  greengage.  See  {Greengage}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gage  \Gage\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gaged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gaging}.]  [Cf.  F.  gager.  See  {Gage},  n.,  a  pledge.] 
  1.  To  give  or  deposit  as  a  pledge  or  security  for  some  act 
  to  wage  or  wager;  to  pawn  or  pledge.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  moiety  competent  Was  gaged  by  our  king.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  bind  by  pledge,  or  security;  to  engage. 
 
  Great  debts  Wherein  my  time,  sometimes  too  prodigal, 
  Hath  left  me  gaged.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gauge  \Gauge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gauged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gauging}]  [OF.  gaugier,  F.  jauger,  cf  OF  gauge  gauge, 
  measuring  rod,  F.  jauge;  of  uncertain  origin;  perh.  fr  an 
  assumed  L.  qualificare  to  determine  the  qualities  of  a  thing 
  (see  {Qualify});  but  cf  also  F.  jalon  a  measuring  stake  in 
  surveying,  and  E.  gallon.]  [Written  also  {gage}.] 
  1.  To  measure  or  determine  with  a  gauge. 
 
  2.  To  measure  or  to  ascertain  the  contents  or  the  capacity 
  of  as  of  a  pipe,  barrel,  or  keg. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  To  measure  the  dimensions  of  or  to  test  the 
  accuracy  of  the  form  of  as  of  a  part  of  a  gunlock. 
 
  The  vanes  nicely  gauged  on  each  side  --Derham. 
 
  4.  To  draw  into  equidistant  gathers  by  running  a  thread 
  through  it  as  cloth  or  a  garment. 
 
  5.  To  measure  the  capacity,  character,  or  ability  of  to 
  estimate;  to  judge  of 
 
  You  shall  not  gauge  me  By  what  we  do  to-night. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gage 
  n  1:  an  instrument  for  measuring  and  indicating  a  quantity  or  for 
  testing  conformity  with  a  standard  [syn:  {gauge}] 
  2:  the  dried  leaves  of  the  hemp  plant;  smoked  or  chewed  for 
  euphoric  effect  [syn:  {cannabis},  {marijuana},  {ganja},  {pot}, 
  {grass},  {marihuana},  {dope},  {weed},  {sess},  {sens},  {smoke}, 
  {skunk},  {Mary  Jane}] 
  3:  a  strong-smelling  plant  from  whose  dried  leaves  a  number  of 
  euphoriant  and  hallucinogenic  drugs  are  prepared  [syn:  {marijuana}, 
  {marihuana},  {ganja},  {pot},  {grass},  {dope},  {weed},  {sess}, 
  {sens},  {skunk},  {Mary-Jane},  {Cannabis  sativa}] 
  v  :  place  a  bet  on  "Which  horse  are  you  backing?"  "I'm  betting 
  on  the  new  horse"  [syn:  {bet  on},  {back},  {stake},  {game}, 
  {punt}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gage,  OK  (town,  FIPS  28250) 
  Location:  36.31808  N,  99.75665  W 
  Population  (1990):  473  (266  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73843 




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