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wire

 (wīr)
n.
1.
a. Metal that has been drawn out into a strand or rod, used chiefly for structural support, as in concrete, and for conducting electricity, when it is usually insulated with a rubber or plastic cladding: bought some wire at the hardware store.
b. A strand or rod of such material, or a cable made of such strands twisted together.
c. Fencing made of wire, especially barbed wire.
d. wires The system of strings employed in manipulating puppets in a show.
2. Slang A hidden microphone, as on a person's body or in a building.
3.
a. A telephone or telegraph connection: Who is on the wire?
b. A telegraph service: sent the message by wire.
c. A telegram or cablegram: "Mac got a wire from Milly that Uncle Tim was dead" (John Dos Passos).
d. A wire service: The news came over the wire.
4. A pin in the print head of a computer printer.
5. The screen on which sheets of paper are formed in a papermaking machine.
6. Sports The finish line of a racetrack.
7. Slang A pickpocket.
v. wired, wir·ing, wires
v.tr.
1.
a. To equip with a system of electrical wires: wire a house.
b. To attach or connect with electrical wire or cable: Is the printer wired to the computer?
c. To attach or fasten with wire: Surgeons wired his shoulder together.
2. Slang To install electronic eavesdropping equipment in (a room, for example).
3.
a. To send by telegraph: wired her congratulations.
b. To send a telegram to (someone).
4. Computers To implement (a capability) through logic circuitry that is permanently connected within a computer or calculator and therefore not subject to change by programming.
5. To determine genetically; hardwire: "It is plausible that the basic organization of grammar is wired into the child's brain" (Steven Pinker).
v.intr.
To send a telegram.
Idioms:
down to the wire Informal
To the very end, as in a race or contest.
under the wire
1. Sports At the finish line.
2. Informal Just in the nick of time; at the last moment.

[Middle English, from Old English wīr; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]

wir′a·ble adj.

wirable

(ˈwaɪərəbəl)
adj
able to be wired
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Fedwire: The electronic network used to transfer funds and wirable securities such as Treasury securities.
Tenders are invited for Re Wirable Type Tinned Copper Fuse Wire Of 35 Swg 0.2M Dia For Rated Current Of 6Amps Conforming To Is 9926/1981 Or Latest, Each Pack Containing Coils Shall Be Clearly Marked With Following Information: 1 Manufacturer S Name Or Trade Mark, 2 The Material Of Fuse Wire I.E.
Tenders are invited for Re Wirable Type Tinned Copper Fuse Wire Of 35 Swg 0.2Mm Dia For Rated Current Of 6 Amps Conforming To Is: 9926/1981 Or Latest, Each Pack Containing Coils Shall Be Clearly Marked With Following Information: 1 Manufacturer S Name Or Trade Mark, Ii The Material Of Fuse Wire Ie., Copper Iii Weight Of Each Spool, The Net Weight Of Fuse Wire Of One Spool Should Be 500 Grms.