Wire vs Wirelike - What's the difference?

wire | wirelike |


As a noun wire

is (label) metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.

As a verb wire

is to fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing.

As an adjective wirelike is

resembling wire or a wire.

wire

English

Noun

  • (label) Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.
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  • A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable.
  • A metal conductor that carries electricity.
  • A fence made of usually barbed wire.
  • (label) A finish line of a racetrack.
  • (label) A telecommunication wire or cable
  • (label) An electric telegraph; a telegram.
  • (label) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.
  • (label) A deadline or critical endpoint.
  • (label) A wire strung with beads and hung horizontally above or near the table which is used to keep score.
  • Synonyms

    * (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 * (object used to keep the score in billiards) score string

    Derived terms

    * baling wire * barbed wire, barbed-wire * be on the wire * by wire * chicken wire * down to the wire * earthing wire * get one’s wires crossed]], [[have one's wires crossed, have one’s wires crossed * guy wire/guy-wire * haywire * live wire * piano wire * pull wires * pull the wires * razor wire * trawlwire * trip wire * under the wire * wire broadcasting * wire clippers * wire cutter * wire entanglement * wireform * wireless * wire recorder * wire rope * wire transfer * wiretap * wire wool * woven wire * wiry

    See also

    * filament * hawser * cable

    Verb

    (wir)
  • To fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing.
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  • I could see him in his plane flying low over the river or a reservoir, dropping the club out with a chunk of lead wired to the shaft.
  • To string on a wire.
  • To equip with wires for use with electricity.
  • To add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something.
  • I'll just wire your camera to the computer screen.
  • (label) To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominately by telegraph.
  • To make someone tense or psyched up.
  • (label) To install eavesdropping equipment.
  • To snare by means of a wire or wires.
  • Synonyms

    * (to equip for use with electricity ): electrify * (informal: to send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system ): cable, telegraph

    Antonyms

    * (to fasten with wire ): unwire

    Troponyms

    * (to fasten with wire ): rewire * (to equip for use with electricity ): rewire

    Derived terms

    * wire away * wire in * wire into

    Anagrams

    * weir 1000 English basic words

    wirelike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling wire or a wire.
  • Synonyms

    * wiry

    Anagrams

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