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Rewire vs. Wire

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Rewireverb

To replace or reconnect the wires of a device or installation.

‘I had to rewire the circuit where the old wires had shorted out.’; ‘The electrician said that we couldn't add a new outlet without rewiring.’;

Wirenoun

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

Rewireverb

To change the functionality of something by altering the parameters or logic.

‘When our companies merged, I rewired our payment processing system to handle their invoices as well.’;

Wirenoun

A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable.

Rewirenoun

The act of replacing the wires of something

Wirenoun

A metal conductor that carries electricity.

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Rewireverb

provide with new wiring;

‘the university rewired the dormitories when most students brought computers and television sets’;

Wirenoun

A fence made of usually barbed wire.

Wirenoun

(sports) A finish line of a racetrack.

Wirenoun

(informal) A telecommunication wire or cable

Wirenoun

(by extension) An electric telegraph; a telegram.

Wirenoun

(slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.

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Wirenoun

(informal) A deadline or critical endpoint.

‘This election is going to go right to the wire’;

Wirenoun

(billiards) A wire strung with beads and hung horizontally above or near the table which is used to keep score.

Wirenoun

Any of the system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show; hence, the network of hidden influences controlling the action of a person or organization; strings.

‘to pull the wires for office’;

Wirenoun

A pickpocket who targets women.

Wirenoun

(slang) A covert signal sent between people cheating in a card game.

Wirenoun

(Scotland) A knitting needle.

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Wireverb

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

‘We need to wire that hole in the fence.’;

Wireverb

To string on a wire.

‘wire beads’;

Wireverb

To equip with wires for use with electricity.

Wireverb

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.’;

Wireverb

To send a message or monetary funds to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominantly by telegraph.

‘Urgent: please wire me another 100 pounds sterling.’; ‘The detective wired ahead, hoping that the fugitive would be caught at the railway station.’;

Wireverb

To make someone tense or psyched up.

‘I'm never going to sleep: I'm completely wired from all that coffee.’;

Wireverb

(slang) To install eavesdropping equipment.

‘We wired the suspect's house.’;

Wireverb

To snare by means of a wire or wires.

Wireverb

To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.

Wirenoun

A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.

Wirenoun

A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; as, to send a message by wire.

Wirenoun

The system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show;

Wirenoun

One who picks women's pockets.

Wirenoun

A knitting needle.

Wirenoun

A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges' stand, to mark the line at which the races end.

Wireverb

To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.

Wireverb

To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads.

Wireverb

To snare by means of a wire or wires.

Wireverb

To send (a message) by telegraph.

Wireverb

To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.

Wireverb

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.

Wireverb

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.

Wireverb

To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.

Wireverb

To send a telegraphic message.

Wirenoun

ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

Wirenoun

a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance

Wirenoun

the finishing line on a racetrack

Wirenoun

a message transmitted by telegraph

Wireverb

provide with electrical circuits;

‘wire the addition to the house’;

Wireverb

send cables, wires, or telegrams

Wireverb

fasten with wire;

‘The columns were wired to the beams for support’;

Wireverb

string on a wire;

‘wire beads’;

Wireverb

equip for use with electricity;

‘electrify an appliance’;

Wire

A wire is a single usually cylindrical, flexible strand or rod of metal. Wires are used to bear mechanical loads or electricity and telecommunications signals.

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