Translation of wire in Spanish:

wire

alambre, n.

Pronunciation /wʌɪə//ˈwaɪ(ə)r/

noun

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    • 1.1(metal strand)

      alambre masculine
      wire fence alambrado masculine Latin America
      • wire netting red de alambre
      • The finished aluminum coil may weigh only half as much as the equivalent copper wire coil.
      • Others were woven with thin copper wire, creating a seductively shiny and semisolid surface.
      • The earliest chronographs used vacuum tubes for timing and a thin copper wire to start and stop.
      • Many acupuncturists will use needles so fine they are like very thin wire, and are usually completely painless when inserted.
      • Wrap flexible but sturdy wire around one stake, up to the top of the post and staple it there.
      • Do not use thin wire, metal or plastic strapping, or other material that could seriously cut you if you fell against it hard enough.
      • Glass beads on Maasai necklaces are strung onto thin commercial wire.
      • As you place the sheet moss against the wire frame, attach it with thin wire, stitching the moss onto the frame with a traditional basting stitch.
      • Joining the disks are thin wire strands, painted yellow and orange, that zigzag across the front.
      • Taylor suggested hanging fine wire nets or fishing line above the ground to confuse the geese but not hurt them.
      • Gates invited local cattlemen to test their wildest longhorns against his new fencing material, crafted of nothing more than thin wire and metal barbs.
      • The twist ties were made of thin metal wire with a paper covering, and they rusted through after a few weeks.
      • Having very thin wire needles pushed into your skin and twiddled is a very bizarre experience.
      • They claimed that vast quantities of gold and silver thread and wire for making lace were being regularly imported into Ireland.
      • But ancient cultures were the first to realize the creative potential of wire as artists turned thin gold threads into jewelry.
      • For a temporary installation, use thin wire or a pretty ribbon to hang the frame from a nail tacked discreetly above the mirror.
      • Most grain elevators have thin wire cables to check the temperature of the grain inside.
      • Outside on the plaza lay piles of granite still to be put in place, pallets stacked up on the grass, and more rolls of copper wire yet to be slotted in to place.
      • He vaulted the thin wire fence and ran along the railway line.
      • He had an unruly mess of light brown hair and dark chocolate brown eyes hidden behind thin golden wire glasses.

    • 1.2(fencing, mesh)

      alambrada feminine
      alambrado masculine Latin America
      • But I was wrong in my assumption, as there was no signs of wires bringing current to the house.
      • Iron creates the magnetic field and copper wires carry away the current generated.
      • As the magnetic storm raged through the night, huge geomagnetically induced currents surged through the wires and cables.
      • Replacement of all old electric wires, poles and transformers to ensure a proper distribution of power to consumers had been ordered.
      • Research is also being carried out in England into the possible use of tasers, which fire darts connected to a wire that carries an electrical current powerful enough to incapacitate the target.
      • To demonstrate the first of these behaviors, hold a magnetic compass near a wire conducting a DC current.
      • Because they are so long and carry so much current, the wires store huge amounts of power in the electric and magnetic fields that surround them.
      • In 1802, Davy showed that artificial light was produced by passing electrical current through a platinum wire.
      • Objecting to unsightly overhead wires to provide electric current, most British systems did not adopt electric traction until after 1900.
      • Do wires degenerate when electric current is passed through them?
      • The very small particles stream through wires and circuits creating currents of electricity.
      • Abnormal cells are cut out using a heated wire with an electrical current running through it.
      • Think of the analogy of an electric wire carrying more electricity than its diameter can safely carry.
      • Also, a wire that has a current flowing through it, may heat-up and cause the temperature to rise sufficiently to ignite materials.
      • In the simplest case, the wires carrying the electrical signals are used to form an electromagnet which attracts and releases a metal diaphragm.
      • Accordingly the current remained in the wires throughout the circuit so long as the main switch was on.
      • Much as current flows through a wire, these impulses, known as action potentials, travel down the axon from its origin near the cell body to its terminal.
      • He showed that a magnet could induce an electrical current in a wire.
      • And, like fuses, they're basically lengths of wire designed to carry a certain number of amps.
      • The barbs are at the end of electrical wires carrying 50,000 volts.

    • 1.3US (finishing line)

      the wire la línea de llegada

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    • 2.1Electricity Telecommunications

      cable masculine
      bare wires cables pelados
      • before noun wire strippers pinzas de corte
      • I frequently went down to the C&O Coloma depot, and spent time there listening in on the wire with agent Baker.
      • Today, of course, we are no longer tethered to telegraph or telephone wires for conversation.

    • 2.2informal (telegram)

      telegrama masculine

    • 2.3US informal (teletype machine)

      teletipo masculine
      hot off the wire de última hora


transitive verb

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    • 1.1

      to be wired to sth estar conectado a algo
      • these homes are wired for cable TV estas viviendas tienen instalación de televisión por cable
      • the plug has been wrongly wired han conectado mal los cables del enchufe
      • Kelvingrove was one of the first public buildings to be wired for electricity, and many of the original cables remain.
      • Although he has been told he would be unlikely to win a patent for wiring a vintage receiver to a handphone, he thinks he can turn it into a design-driven business.
      • Andros is a quiet backwater of the Bahamas which sits on the precipitous edge of the Tongue of the Ocean - a vast chasm of water which is wired up with sensors and monitors to allow trials to be recorded and analysed in detail.
      • A pathway leads to a workshop/utility room which is wired for electricity and plumbed for a washing machine.
      • Thirty years ago, in the midst of a double-barrelled open-heart surgery, I suffered a complete heart block and was wired up to an external pacemaker.
      • All the other rooms were lit by candles and kerosene, seeing as their building had not been wired with electricity yet.
      • The meeting discussed heating arrangements for the winter months and hope to get the prefab wired up for electricity during the next few weeks.
      • Electronic components are then wired on to the device to process information that it senses or to drive the movement of its mechanical parts.
      • The machines at our disposal in the Home Ec room began their existence as treadle models that at some point had been wired for electricity.
      • Outside the house there is a detached garage with electric shutter and electricity wiring, while a cobbled driveway offers parking for six cars.
      • The flash trigger is wired to the shutter mechanism.
      • We wired up the tents to a generator and wired up all the shops to a switch that goes to another generator in case of power loss.
      • A dedicated entertainment room has been wired up for surround-sound speakers and other home-cinema goodies.
      • In a second visit they found cables and a junction box in the loft wired up to bypass the meter.
      • I installed fifteen LEDs with resistors - they are all wired up on an extra USB port in the keyboard.
      • The granite-walled back garden is 29 feet long and 26 feet wide, and is in lawn with flowerbeds, shrubs and a wooden shed that has been wired for electricity.
      • Clays wired up the Christmas tree in the dormitory lounge so that the different frequencies of sound activated its red, green, blue and yellow lights.
      • Wooden decking runs around the back and side of the house and there is a large detached garage which is wired for electricity and includes a shower room.
      • They were wired to remote recorders located in separate rooms.
      • We wired a small electric light in parallel with the circuit to the engine heater.
      • However, far from being asleep, Seamus felt fully awake and annoyed at being wired up like an appliance.
      • If you start wiring your computer equipment up to your video equipment its not long before everything disappears under a mountain of leads and power cables.
      • All the houses in Brampton Bierlow, near Rotherham, will be wired up to the net via the latest TV set-top box, as part of a £10m national campaign.
      • We were told that we would be wired up with a mic and put in front of the camera and hit with a few questions.
      • Electricians then wired the fiber to the company's office suite.
      • An alternative solution is a system that has a beeper / LED lights mounted in the C pillar (alongside the rear windscreen) wired up to the sensors.
      • The patient sat with both feet and arms in saline baths and was wired up to the machine.
      • If wiring the wine cellar for an Internet connection seems like overkill, consider the possibilities for the pampered homeowner.
      • Those taking part in this show will be wired up to a small microphone, including the directors, so that everything will be heard during the filming.
      • The polygraph, where you're - as you're aware, you have to be wired up to and it measures blood pressure, and heart rate and pulse and so on and so forth.
      • There's no point buying several grands' worth of audiophile equipment only to wire it up to cheap speakers.
      • The first time that I realised I wanted to be an electronics engineer was when I rather foolishly wired up more than a few lightbulbs into a single plug with a three amp fuse and nearly blew a wall out of my parents' house.
      • Only after a search revealed watches wired to a circuit board did anyone suspect a bomb.
      • During the operation, the most technical performed on a child of her age, Beth was wired up to a by-pass machine to keep her damaged heart beating, while the artery was widened to allow more oxygen to reach her heart.
      • The informer, who is wired up, is told by one of the News of the World team hidden in a nearby van to move aside so that the paper's photographer can get a clear view of the ‘gang’ to take a picture.
      • There's also a USB 2.0 port to enable the unit to be wired up to a PC, to which it appears as a generic USB Mass Storage device.
      • Matt took off down the corridors again, Mike in pursuit, heading for the balcony that would lead down to where the bombs had been wired up.
      • It is, essentially, an old phone handset wired up to a standard handphone concealed in his pocket.

    • 1.2informal (telegraph)

      wire me when you get there mándame un telegrama cuando llegues
      • they wired me the news, they wired the news to me me comunicaron la noticia por telegrama
      • they wired me some money me mandaron un giro telegráfico
      • As soon as the telegraph lines were back up and running she'd wire the Western Rangers, after all this was what they did for a living.

    • 1.3informal (bug)

      (apartment/room) colocar micrófonos en
      (room/apartment) esconder micrófonos en

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    (fasten)
    the parts are wired in place las piezas van sujetas con alambre
    • she had her jaws wired (together) le inmovilizaron las mandíbulas

intransitive verb

informal

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    (telegraph)
    mandar un telegrama