wire
  • A single metallic strand, thread, or rod which is flexible and usually has a circular cross section.
  • A wire (1) which serves as an electric conductor. Such a wire may or may not have insulation. Also called electric wire.
  • One or more wires (1) bundled together and encased by a protective sheath. The contained conductors are insulated from each other. Also called cable (1).
  • To lay cables or connect components, devices, and equipment utilizing wires.
  • An open telephone connection.
  • To send a message via telegraph. Also, to send a message over a network using wires or cables.
  • A message sent via wire (6).
  • To connect electrical components and devices directly with wires or cables, as opposed to utilizing intervening switches or radio links. Also called hard-wire (1).

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