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English noun: wire

1. wire (artifact) ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc


Broader (hypernym)ligament


Narrower (hyponym)baling wire, barbed wire, barbwire, haywire, piano wire, trip wire

2. wire (artifact) a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance


Synonymsconducting wire


Broader (hypernym)conductor


Narrower (hyponym)booster cable, filament, jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, lead-in, patchcord, telegraph line, telegraph wire, telephone line, telephone wire

3. wire (location) the finishing line on a racetrack


Broader (hypernym)finish line, finishing line

4. wire (communication) a message transmitted by telegraph


Synonymstelegram


Broader (hypernym)message


Narrower (hyponym)cable, cablegram, letter telegram, night letter, overseas telegram


English verb: wire

1. wire (possession) provide with electrical circuits


SamplesWire the addition to the house.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit


Narrower (hyponym)rewire

2. wire (communication) send cables, wires, or telegrams


ExamplesThey wire them the information, They wire the information to them


Synonymscable, telegraph


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)telecommunicate


Domain categorytelegraphy

3. wire (contact) fasten with wire


SamplesThe columns were wired to the beams for support.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Antonymsunwire

4. wire (contact) string on a wire


SamplesWire beads.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, string, thread

5. wire (change) equip for use with electricity


SamplesElectrify an appliance.


Synonymselectrify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt









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