wire
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wire(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal strand)
a. el alambre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You need 100 yards of wire to fasten the fence.Necesitas 100 yardas de alambre para sujetar la valla.
2. (electricity)
a. el cable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Someone stole several yards of copper wire from the power lines.Alguien robó varias yardas de cable de cobre del tendido eléctrico.
3. (telecommunications)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el telegrama
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ship got an urgent wire with storm warnings.El barco recibió un telegrama urgente con aviso de tormentas.
4. (electronics)
a. el micrófono
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She wore a wire when she met with the mafia boss.Llevaba un micrófono cuando se reunió con el jefe de la mafia.
5. (sports)
a. la línea de llegada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I was there cheering for her when she crossed the wire.Estaba ahí lanzando vítores cuando cruzó la línea de llegada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (electricity)
a. cablear
The installer is coming to wire the house today.El instalador viene hoy a cablear la casa.
b. conectar
I think you wired the lamp the wrong way.Creo que conectaste mal los cables de la lámpara.
7. (telecommunications)
a. enviar
I need to wire some money to my family.Tengo que enviar un giro telegráfico a mi familia.
b. mandar un telegrama
Please wire me as soon as you arrive in the city!¡Mándame un telegrama en cuanto llegues a la ciudad!
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wire
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in general)
a. el alambre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (electrical)
a. el cable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
wire brushcepillo de púas metálicas
wire fencealambrada f
wire meshmalla or tela metálica
wire woolestropajo de aluminio
3. (telegram)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el telegrama
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (idioms)
a. (colloquial)
we got our wires crossedtuvimos un cruce de cables y no nos entendimos
the contest went right down to the wireel desenlace del concurso no se decidió hasta el último momento
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (house)
a. cablear, tender el cableado de
to wire something to somethingconectar algo a algo (con un cable)
6. (send telegram to)
a. mandar un telegrama a
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wire [ˈwaɪəʳ]
noun
1 (metal) alambre (m); (Electricity and Electronics) cable (m)
copper wire hilo (m) de cobre; the telephone wire el cable del teléfono
to get one's wires crossed tener un malentendido
to pull wires (US) tocar resortes
he can pull wires (US) tiene enchufes (informal); tiene buenas agarraderas (informal); (Chile)
2 (US) (Telec) telegrama (m)
to send sb a wire enviar un telegrama a algn
3 (Police) (hidden microphone) micrófono (m) oculto
He wore a wire while interviewing him
transitive verb
1 (also wire up) (Electricity and Electronics) [+house] poner la instalación eléctrica en; [+fence] electrificar
it's wired (up) for sound tiene la instalación eléctrica para el sonido; it's all wired (up) for cable television se ha completado la instalación eléctrica para la televisión por cable; to be wired up (US) (tense) estar tenso
2 (US) (Telec)
to wire sb comunicar con algn (por telegrama); to wire money to sb enviar un giro telegráfico a algn
They arranged to wire the money from the United States I'm wiring you some money Investigators say nearly $100,000 was wired into the suspect's bank accounts
to wire information to sb enviar información a algn por telegrama
3 (connect) conectar;to a
to wire sth to sth
it's wired to the alarm está conectado a la alarma
modifier
wire brush (n) cepillo (m) de alambre
wire cutters (n) cortaalambres (m); cizalla (f)
wire fence (n) alambrado (m)
wire mesh wire netting (n) tela (f) metálica; malla (f) metálica
wire service (n) especially (US) agencia (f) de noticias
wire wool (n) lana (f) de alambre
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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