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 Photographs taken by a Reuters wire service reporter showed police around a dark-colored Ford sedan with Indiana license plates and a Marine Corps veteran designation. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2022 As a result, all of the wire service’s staffers, including Zimbrakos, were laid off. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 3 June 2022 Joining them in firm support of isolationism was William Randolph Hearst, whose media empire — newsreels, magazines, a wire service and 28 major newspapers — reached tens of millions of Americans. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 And her mother back home calls often to guilt trip her into sending more money via wire service to pay for her five siblings’ education. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 May 2022 The private wire service has debunked several pro-Marcos social media posts — pointing out, for example, that a photograph of the mascot of popular fast-food chain Jollibee had been doctored — but TikTok has not been a particular focus. Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2022 Fosdick championed him for the position with AP management in New York, where the wire service is headquartered. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 So far, about 37% of Israel's population has received a booster shot, according to the wire service. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 4 Oct. 2021 In Bowman’s beating, he has been charged with second-degree battery and malfeasance, according to the wire service. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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2 Jul 2022

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“Wire service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20service. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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