wire service


Definition of wire service

: a news agency that sends out syndicated news copy to subscribers by wire or by satellite transmission

Examples of wire service in a Sentence

The story was reported by several wire services.
Recent Examples on the Web The tech giant’s plans for an automotive, known as Project Titan, now include the goal of producing a vehicle in 2024 after setbacks last year and 2018, the news wire service reported, citing people familiar with Project Titan. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Apple aims to build consumer vehicle in 4 years: Report," 21 Dec. 2020 Dill sent the photo off to the Associated Press, which then disseminated it across its wire service. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "The story behind the wild 2019 Iron Bowl’s lasting image," 24 Nov. 2020 At Teotihuacan on Thursday, capacity was limited to just 3,000 people per day, and visitors were not allowed to climb the Pyramids of the Sun or Moon, the wire service noted. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Mexico Is Reopening Its Famous Ruins With Capacity Restrictions, Temperature Checks, and Mask Requirements," 11 Sep. 2020 Many media organizations, including The Arizona Republic, rely on The Associated Press, a national news wire service, to make calls on winners. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "These are the major races in Arizona that don't yet have a winner," 4 Nov. 2020 For 2020, The Associated Press and Fox News have left that consortium and will both be using the wire service’s own service, AP VoteCast. Mike Conway, The Conversation, "Election night has been a big media event since electric lights first announced the winner in 1892," 3 Nov. 2020 The ruling compares TikTok to a news wire service, and said people use TikTok to share not only news but also art and photographs — all items that the sharing of is prevented from being prohibited by the act. Washington Post, "The Trump administration cannot prohibit personal communications in the TikTok case, a judge said.," 28 Sep. 2020 Critics panned the wire service for its hyperbolic description of the McCain endorsement. Fox News, "Associated Press mocked for calling Cindy McCain's Biden endorsement 'stunning rebuke' of Trump," 23 Sep. 2020 So far this year, more than 2,000 square miles have already burned in a fire season that got an unusually early start, Gov. Gavin Newsom told the wire service. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Uber Providing Free Rides for Victims of California Wildfires, Free Meals for First Responders," 27 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of wire service

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wire service was in 1887

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15 Jan 2021

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“Wire service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20service. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wire service

: a news organization that sends news stories to many newspapers, magazines, etc.

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