\ ˈwī(-ə)rd How to pronounce wired (audio) \

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 : feverishly excited

Examples of wired in a Sentence

No more caffeine for me, I'm pretty wired. a group of wired teenagers
Recent Examples on the Web Most clay pigeon throwers have at least some sort of wired foot-pedal control. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "3 Things to Look for in a Clay Target Thrower," 15 Nov. 2019 And not to sound like an elitist, but listening to music with wired headphones just doesn't compare. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "Sony's best noise-canceling headphones are at their lowest price ever," 21 July 2019 The video has a hard-wired connection to [Joseph’s] studio in L.A. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "‘BLKNWS’ video installation at Atheneum presents an affirming view of black Americans," 13 Nov. 2019 And newer wired telephones that rely on internet access, like those provided by Comcast, also go out if there is no backup power. Mallory Moench, SFChronicle.com, "California blackouts: Cell service improving, but frustration mounts," 30 Oct. 2019 The report founds that traditional wired lines declined in the state from about 2.5 million in December 2017 to 1.9 million in December 2018. Jim Saunders, orlandosentinel.com, "More Floridians cut their landlines and go wireless only," 7 Aug. 2019 Humans are hard-wired to seek beauty in others of our species. New York Times, "Next Stop, Fashion Disney," 25 June 2019 The former Soviet republic is one of the most wired nations in the world. NBC News, "Data security meets diplomacy: Why Estonia is storing its data in Luxembourg," 25 June 2019 In terms of space requirements, these systems range in size from a narrow bookcase-size space for a modular system up to a laundry closet or small attic space for a bank of wired cells. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How To Live Off the Grid," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of wired

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wired.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wired. Accessed 24 January 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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