- n. 电线；金属丝；电报
- vt. 拍电报；给…装电线
- vi. 打电报
- n. (Wire)人名；(英)怀尔
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- wire: [OE] Wire probably goes back ultimately to the Indo-European base *wi- ‘plait’. Related forms in other Germanic languages have now largely died out. The adjective wireless is first recorded in 1894 (in the term wireless telephone); its use as a noun dates from around 1903.
- wire (n.)
- Old English wir "metal drawn out into a fine thread," from Proto-Germanic *wira- (cognates: Old Norse viravirka "filigree work," Swedish vira "to twist," Old High German wiara "fine gold work"), from PIE *wei- (1) "to turn, twist, plait" (cognates: Old Irish fiar, Welsh gwyr "bent, crooked;" Latin viere "to bend, twist," viriæ "bracelets," of Celtic origin). A wire as marking the finish line of a racecourse is attested from 1883; hence the figurative down to the wire. Wire-puller in the political sense is 1848, American English, on the image of pulling the wires that work a puppet.
- wire (v.)
- c. 1300, "adorn with (gold) wire," from wire (n.). From 1859 as "communicate by means of a telegraphic wire;" 1891 as "furnish with electrical wires and connections." Related: Wired; wiring.
- 1. The one thousand pound bomb was triggered by a wire.
- 2. I ripped out the telephone wire that ran through to his office.
- 3. A youth was inside the car, attempting to hot-wire it.
- 4. She learned to wire and plumb the house herself.
- 5. They arranged to wire the money from the United States.
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