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  6  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 
  {Wire  fence},  a  fence  consisting  of  posts  with  strained 
  horizontal  wires,  wire  netting,  or  other  wirework, 
  {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 
  {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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wire  \Wire\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  pass  like  a  wire;  to  flow  in  a  wirelike  form  or  in  a 
  tenuous  stream.  [R.]  --P.  Fletcher. 
  2.  To  send  a  telegraphic  message.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wire  \Wire\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wired};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  bind  with  wire;  to  attach  with  wires;  to  apply  wire  to 
  as  to  wire  corks  in  bottling  liquors. 
  2.  To  put  upon  a  wire;  as  to  wire  beads. 
  3.  To  snare  by  means  of  a  wire  or  wires. 
  4.  To  send  (a  message)  by  telegraph.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wire  \Wire\,  n. 
  1.  Chiefly  in  pl  The  system  of  wires  used  to  operate  the 
  puppets  in  a  puppet  show  hence  (Chiefly  Political  Slang), 
  the  network  of  hidden  influences  controlling  the  action  of 
  a  person  or  organization;  as  to  pull  the  wires  for 
  2.  One  who  picks  women's  pockets.  [Thieves'  Slang] 
  3.  A  knitting  needle.  [Scot.] 
  4.  A  wire  stretching  across  over  a  race  track  at  the  judges' 
  stand  to  mark  the  line  at  which  the  races  end  [Racing 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wire  \Wire\,  v.  t.  (Croquet) 
  To  place  (a  ball)  so  that  the  wire  of  a  wicket  prevents  a 
  successful  shot. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  made  of  metal  and  used  to  fasten  things  or  make  cages  or 
  fences  etc 
  2:  a  metal  conductor  that  carries  electricity  over  a  distance 
  [syn:  {conducting  wire}] 
  3:  the  finishing  line  on  a  racetrack 
  4:  a  message  transmitted  by  telegraph  [syn:  {telegram}] 
  v  1:  provide  with  electrical  circuits,  as  of  a  house  or  a  car 
  2:  send  cables,  wires,  or  telegrams  [syn:  {cable},  {telegraph}] 
  3:  fasten  with  wire;  "The  columns  were  wired  to  the  beams  for 
  support"  [ant:  {unwire}] 
  4:  string  on  a  wire,  as  of  beads 
  5:  equip  for  use  with  electricity;  "electrify  an  appliance" 
  [syn:  {electrify}] 

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