Meaning of WIRE in English


Function: verb

Inflected Form: wired ; wir · ing

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

1 : to provide with wire : use wire on for a specific purpose

2 : to send or send word to by telegraph

3 : to connect by or as if by a wire

4 : to predispose, determine, or establish genetically or innately <controversy over the extent to which human violence is wired biologically>

intransitive verb : to send a telegraphic message

– wir · er \ ' w ī (- ə )r- ə r \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.