Wire Wire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiring}.] 1. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors. [1913 Webster]

2. To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads. [1913 Webster]

3. To snare by means of a wire or wires. [1913 Webster]

4. To send (a message) by telegraph. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Croquet) To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. to equip with a system of wiring, especially for supply of electrical power or communication; as, to wire an office for networking the computers; to wire a building with 220-Volt current. [PJC]

7. to equip with an electronic system for eavesdropping; to bug; as, to wire the office of a mob boss; to wire an informant so as to record his conversations. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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