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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.
As the rod touched live wires, the three came in contact with live wires and were electrocuted.
People are in effect handling live wires, which could leave them seriously burned and injured.
They also discovered a burnt white cable with a slight tear in the rubber casing, which left several live wires exposed.
A police spokesman said 22-year-old Waseem of Novelty Bridge Sammundri Road was busy in some work at the rooftop when he received a fatal electric shock after touching live wires.
Separately, a construction worker died when he touched the live wires of power transmission line in Chuharkhel.
It is thought the ants touch live wires by accident on exposed terminals, then send out chemical signals to attract others to the spot.
Each of these live wires, one line or wire carries about 220V (usually provided to a consumer).
The officer added that, according to the initial investigation carried out by the police, live wires in these areas hang as low as two feet above the roofs of houses in the colony.
Hyderabad -- Four minor girls, two of them siblings, were electrocuted after live wires fell on them in accumulated rainwater in a locality of Hyderabad, district of Sindh province, raised death toll in rains-related incidents over 60 across the country.
They had to ask utility service providers to switch off the electricity supply to the street as they dealt with live wires which posed a potential danger.
Continuous rains have wreaked havoc in Karachi, crippling its infrastructure, submerging major traffic arteries and low-lying areas, disrupting power supply and snapping live wires.