wire-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: cord

Commentary: a metal conductor that carries electricity and is used to bring electricity to appliances

A 12 gauge electric wire was used to power the robot.
I couldn't figure out which wire to unplug.
When she tripped over the wire the room went black.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: telegram/newswire/money transactions

Commentary: a message transmitted by telegraph (often news or money transactions or personal message)

The small newspaper relied heavily upon a wire service for stories.
The intern spent most of the day sorting through the news wire items.
John always calls Mary for money because her bank offers free wire transfer services.
The wire said that I should come home immediately.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: fence

Commentary: Metal used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

They realized that someone stole the cow when they saw the wires on the fence had been cut.
George is an expert and climbing over barbed wire.
Sally used chicken wire to keep the dog out of her snow fort.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: finishing line

Commentary: the finishing line on a racetrack

The two horses were neck and neck at the wire.
The runners were so close that they had to use a camera to see who was first to cross the wire.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3