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Definitions of wire:

part of speech: verb transitive

To flow in currents as thin as wire, to communicate by means of the telegraph; to telegraph; as, I wired immediately on arrival.

part of speech: noun

A threat of metal: any metalic substance drawn to an even thread of slender rod of uniform diameter by being passed between grooved rollers or drawn through holes in a plate of steel, etc. Wire is usually cylindrical, but it is also made of various other forms, as oval, half- round, square, and triangular, and or more complicated shapes for small pinions, for forming the pattern on blocks for calico- printing, and for other purposes. The term wire has also a collective signification, being frequently used to designate a quantity of metallic threads. The metals most commonly drawn into wire are gold, silver, copper, and iron; but the finest wire is made from platina. Used absolutely for telegraph wire; and hence, the telegraph; as, send on order per wire. " In India the wild beasta and monkeys destroy or play upon the wires, which are perhaps recording at the time a minute on Education."- W. H. Russell.

part of speech: verb

To bind or supply with wire.

part of speech: verb transitive

To bind with wire; stiffen with wire; thread on wire; colloquially, to send a message to by telegraph.

part of speech: verb transitive

To bind with wire; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors: to put upon a wire; as, to wire beads: to snare by means of a wire; as, to wire a bird: in teleg. to send by telegraph, as a message; to telegraph; as, wire a reply.

part of speech: noun

A piece of metal drawn into twine or thread.

part of speech: noun

A thread of metal; a telegraph wire or cable; colloquially, a telegram.

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