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1. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.

Synonyms

  • barbwire
  • barbed wire
  • piano wire
  • trip wire
  • haywire
  • baling wire

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • follow
  • disadvantage
  • deficit

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Guy Wire

  • barbed-wire
  • reacquire
  • require
  • perspire
  • mcquire
  • mcgwire
  • mcguire
  • martyre
  • maguire
  • inspire
  • inquire
  • glenayre
  • frymire
  • expire
  • striar
  • squire
  • safire
  • retire
  • rehire
  • o'dwyer
  • aspire
  • alkire
  • admire
  • swire
  • spire
  • smyre
  • skier
  • schreyer
  • quire
  • dwire

Example sentences of the word guy-wire


1. Noun Phrase
The tops of the stakes should have a notch in them to hold the guy wire.

2. Noun Phrase
Loop a guy wire (thin rope) from each stake around the tree trunk.

3. Noun Phrase
Slide the guy wire into the notch in the stake and tightly tie it to the stake.

4. Noun Phrase
Fasten the other two guy wires to the corresponding stakes in the same fashion.

2. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance.

Synonyms

  • booster cable
  • filament
  • telephone line
  • telegraph wire
  • conductor
  • jumper cable
  • jumper lead
  • lead-in
  • telegraph line
  • lead
  • telephone wire
  • conducting wire

Antonyms

  • functioning
  • approval
  • disapproval
  • defuse

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] provide with electrical circuits.

Synonyms

  • outfit
  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] send cables, wires, or telegrams.

Synonyms

  • cable
  • telecommunicate

Antonyms

  • unready
  • inactivity
  • disable

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] fasten with wire.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] a message transmitted by telegraph.

Synonyms

  • message
  • letter telegram
  • cable
  • night letter
  • telegram
  • overseas telegram

Antonyms

  • underdress
  • undress
  • overdress
  • differ

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] the finishing line on a racetrack.

Synonyms

  • finishing line

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. guy

noun. ['ˈgaɪ'] an informal term for a youth or man.

Synonyms

  • man
  • adult male
  • bozo
  • cat
  • hombre

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • genuine
  • keep quiet
  • hide

Etymology

  • guie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. Guy

noun. an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day.

Synonyms

  • image
  • effigy

10. guy

verb. ['ˈgaɪ'] subject to laughter or ridicule.

Synonyms

  • lampoon
  • bemock
  • tease
  • roast
  • laugh at
  • rib
  • satirise
  • debunk
  • jest at
  • stultify
  • make fun
  • blackguard
  • mock
  • satirize
  • expose
  • ridicule

Antonyms

  • cover
  • debilitating
  • deaden
  • sedate

Etymology

  • guie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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