wire

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wire is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
wire

Plural
wires

Stainless steel wire
  1. (countable & uncountable) A wire is a long, thin metal thing, mostly for the purpose of making a connection from electric power to a machine.
    A person cut the electric wire and all the machines in the building stopped.


Verb[change]

Plain form
wire

Third-person singular
wires

Past tense
wired

Past participle
wired

Present participle
wiring

  1. (transitive) To join a wire to something.
    They wired up all the machines in the building.