Definition of wire service in English:

wire service


North American
  • A news agency that supplies syndicated news by wire to newspapers, radio, and television stations.

    • ‘Sitting on the grass after one of the press conferences, a reporter from the Reuters wire service hurriedly started to organize his dispatch for the day.’
    • ‘Here's the thing: as a wire service reporter, I am often called upon to dredge up a contact with whom I haven't spoken in a long time.’
    • ‘Every wire service and news channel is reporting a different story.’
    • ‘Forty-one is the mean age for newspaper and wire service reporters, forty-eight for those in television journalism.’
    • ‘He's both a religious leader and a media mogul, owning both the Washington Times newspaper and the wire service United Press International.’


wire service

/ˈwī(ə)r ˌsərvəs/