AskDefine | Define wiry

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wiry \Wir"y\, a. [Written also wiery.] [1913 Webster]
Made of wire; like wire; drawn out like wire. [1913 Webster]
Capable of endurance; tough; sinewy; as, a wiry frame or constitution. "A little wiry sergeant of meek demeanor and strong sense." --Dickens. [1913 Webster] He bore his age well, and seemed to retain a wiry vigor and alertness. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wiry adj : lean and sinewy [syn: stringy] [also: wiriest, wirier]

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

wiry, wirier, wiriest
  1. Thin, muscular and flexible.
    Don't fight him. He may be small, but he's wiry.
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