live wire


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live wire

 (līv)
n.
1. A wire carrying electric current.
2. Informal A vivacious, alert, or energetic person.

live wire

n
1. informal an energetic or enterprising person
2. (Electrical Engineering) a wire carrying an electric current

live′ wire′

(laɪv)
n.
Informal.
an energetic, alert person.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.live wire - an alert and energetic personlive wire - an alert and energetic person  
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
goffer, gopher - a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)

live wire

noun
Informal. An intensely energetic, enthusiastic person:
Translations
إنْسان مليء بالحَيَوِيَّهسِلْك مُكَهْرَب
člověk plný energiedrát pod proudem
energibundtstrømførende ledning
áram alatt lévõ huzalnyughatatlan ember
dugnaîarforkur; fjörkálfurrafmagnsvír sem spenna er á
človek plný energievodič s napätím
elektrik yüklü telhayat dolu kimse

live wire

n (Elec) → Strom führender Draht; (fig inf: person) → Energiebündel nt (inf)

live wire

[ˈlaɪvwaɪəʳ] n (fam) to be a live wireessere pieno/a di vitalità

live2

(laiv) adjective
1. having life; not dead. a live mouse.
2. (of a radio or television broadcast etc) heard or seen as the event takes place; not recorded. I watched a live performance of my favourite opera on television; Was the performance live or recorded?
3. full of energy, and capable of becoming active. a live bomb
4. burning. a live coal.
adverb
(of a radio or television broadcast etc) as the event takes place. The competition will be broadcast live.
ˈlively adjective
active; full of life, high spirits or movement. She took a lively interest in us; The music is bright and lively.
ˈliveliness noun
ˈlivestock noun
domestic animals, especially horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs.
live wire
1. a wire charged with electricity.
2. a person who is full of energy and enthusiasm. He is very quiet, but his sister is a real live wire.
References in classic literature ?
Again and again I asked Raffles if he was there; the only sound to reach me in reply was the low metallic hum of the live wire between his ear and mine.
Summary: Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 29 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Minister Giriraj Singh Dharmesh on Wednesday likened the BSP leader Mayawati to a 'live wire' saying that whosoever touches her will die.
A 11,000KV live wire fell on two houses in Razabad.
Accidentally they touched a live wire and got severe electric shocks.
Police said Mauricio Racsa, 70, accidentally touched a live wire attached to a water pump.
"We suspect that the clothes line connected with a live wire serving the house.
Pitogo police reported that Bryant Aviles, 26, an employee of Quezon Electric Cooperative 1, was trying to wrap an open live wire with electrical tape at the town municipal hall in Barangay Poctol at around 12:40 p.m.
LODHRAN -- A woman was electrocuted while two others sustained serious injuries when electricity poles and live wire fell on their homes in Rukunpur area.
According to media reports, victim identified as Areej, 22, resident of sizing stop, Adda Achkair, tried to switch on tape recorder when her hand touched live wire. As a result she died on the spot.
Shah said Umar, who had his arms amputated after a live wire fell on him, would undergo treatment abroad.
KARACHI -- Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Thursday sought explanation from the K-Electric (KE) as a child lost both his arms after touching live wire fallen on ground in Karachi, media reported.
The deceased, who was drunk at the time of the incident, stepped on a live wire on his neighbour's fence on Tuesday night.Mr Wangolo had spent the day at a liquor den at Koyonzo market.