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wire (countable and uncountable; plural wires)

  1. (uncountable) Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.
  2. A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable
  3. A metal conductor that carries electricity.
  4. A fence made of usually barbed wire.
  5. (sports) A finish line of a racetrack.
  6. (informal) A telecommunication wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; a telegram
  7. (slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.


  • (thin thread of metal): cable, steel wire, thread
  • (metal conductor that carries electricity): conducting wire
  • (fencing made of usually barbed wire): barbed wire
  • (informal: telegraph): See telegraph
  • (informal: message transmitted by telegraph: See telegram


  • (to fasten with wire): [[unwire]]

4 letters in word "wire": E I R W.

Anagrams of wire:

Words found within wire:

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