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.

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On the other side of the country, meanwhile, a rally outside City Hall in Portland, Maine, grew so large that police had to shut down part of a street as about 2,000 people chanted, cheered and prayed, the wire service said Saturday evening. Fox News, "Thousands rally nationwide for illegal immigrant families separated at border," 2 Oct. 2018 Konashenkov said, according to the wire service, citing Interfax news agency. Fox News, "Russian military aircraft downed by Syrian forces, killing 15; Moscow blames Israeli aggression," 18 Sep. 2018 Information from the Los Angeles Times and other wire services is included in this report. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, "Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? The Yale Grad Is Trump's Second Supreme Court Pick," 10 July 2018 The administration has matched 86 parents to 83 children and 16 are not yet matched, Justice attorney Sarah Fabian said, according to the wire service's report. Fox News, "Trump administration requests more time to reunite immigrant families," 6 July 2018 This story was supplemented with information from Miami Herald wire services. Brenda Medina, miamiherald, "In Miami, protesters seek end to separation of immigrant parents, kids," 1 June 2018 Photos taken by wire services on the same day show a massive ash pillar looming over the region. Jason Aldag, Washington Post, "Watch: A Philippine volcano erupts as a couple takes wedding pictures in front," 26 Jan. 2018 The excavation will involve lasers, drones, and virtual reality visualizations, the site’s director general told an Italian wire service. National Geographic, "Headless Pompeii Victim Wasn't Crushed to Death, After All," 29 June 2018 Last week, media and wire services reported Jackson was hospitalized Friday near his home in Las Vegas, with his son Jermaine Jackson confirming via social media his father was frail and critically ill, but not confirming reports about his illness. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Joe Jackson remembered as 'strong-willed' catalyst behind Gary's legendary musical family," 27 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of wire service

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

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