Wire is metal that is in very thin threads or rods, or something made of such a substance, or is slang for a hidden recording device.(noun)
The definition of wire is made of metal in long, thin rods or threads.(adjective)
An example of wire used as an adjective is in the phrase "wire fence," which means a fence made of such material.
See wire in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE wir, akin to LowG wīr < IE *weir- < base *wei-, to bend, turn > withe, Gr iris, rainbow, L vitis, vine
See wire in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English wīr; see wei- in Indo-European roots.
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