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Definition of wired

1 : reinforced by wire (as for strength)
2a : furnished with wires (as for electric connections)
b : connected to a telecommunications network and especially to the Internet
c : characterized by a connection to the Internet the wired world
3 : bound with wire a wired container
4 : having a wirework netting or fence
5 informal : full of excitement or nervous energy After their big day at the amusement park, the kids were too wired to sleep. She was wired. Looked like she'd been drinking coffee all night.— Lee Child

Examples of wired in a Sentence

No more caffeine for me, I'm pretty wired. a group of wired teenagers
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First Known Use of wired

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wired. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wired

chiefly US, informal : very excited or full of nervous energy
: connected to the Internet

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