Translation of "wire" - English-French dictionary


noun countablewire /waɪər/
a thread of metal
fil masculine de fer

roses held together with a piece of wire
des rosiers maintenus ensemble avec un morceau de fil de fer

wire fencing
un grillage
a cable carrying electricity or telephone signals
fil masculine électrique

the wires leading into the house
les fils électriques menant dans la maison

(Translation of “wire” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /ˈwaiə/

(also adjective) (of) metal drawn out into a long strand, as thick as string or as thin as thread

fil (métallique/électrique); grillage
We need some wire to connect the battery to the rest of the circuit
a wire fence.

a single strand of this

There must be a loose wire in my radio somewhere.

the metal cable used in telegraphy

The message came over the wire this morning.

a telegram

Send me a wire if I’m needed urgently.
wireless noun

an older word for (a) radio.

wiring noun

the (system of) wires used in connecting up a circuit etc.

installation électrique
high wire

a high tightrope

corde raide
acrobats on the high wire.
wire-netting noun

a material with wide mesh woven of wire, used in fencing etc

He covered the strawberry plants with wire-netting to prevent the birds from getting at the fruit.



to send a telegram to

télégraphier (à)
Wire me if anything important happens.

to send (a message) by telegram

You can wire the details to my brother in New York.

(Translation of “wire” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)