Stranded electrical wire.




  • To fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing.
  • To string on a wire.
  • To equip with wires for use with electricity.
  • To add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something.
  • To fix or predetermine (someone's personality or behaviour) in a particular way.
  • To send a message or monetary funds to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominantly by telegraph.
  • To make someone tense or psyched up. See also adjective wired.
  • To install eavesdropping equipment.
  • To snare by means of a wire or wires.
  • To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.


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  • From Middle English wir, wyr, from Old English wīr ("wire, metal thread, wire-ornament"), from Proto-Germanic *wīraz ("wire"), from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁iros ("a twist, thread, cord, wire"), from *weh₁y-.

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