\ 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 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
Recent Examples on the Web Two PowerConf S500 speakerphones can be connected wirelessly for use in larger conference rooms if the main speaker phone is connected to the computer using a wired connection. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 The better, more expensive screen requires a wired connection. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 21 Aug. 2021 Shoppers can snag the best-selling AirPods Pro for $179 while the wired charging AirPods are going for just $109. Jessica Leigh Mattern, PEOPLE.com, 5 Oct. 2021 The wired headphone is the most humble of phone accessories. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2021 Accessorize the outfit with a wired twine-ball antennae headband and a handmade wand. Heidi Palkovic, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Sep. 2021 Additional amenities include a second study/home office, a game room pre-wired with audio/visual and a media room with a large projector and tiered flooring with lighting. Dallas News, 25 Sep. 2021 As well as connecting via Bluetooth, the PowerConf S500 can also connect to a computer by using a USB-C cable so the speakerphone can be used in wired mode. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 All of this emotion and tears and athleticism is poured into a hyper-aerobic, high-flying routine that lasts two and a half minutes, with wired parents watching their child’s every move. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021

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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 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wired

: very excited or full of nervous energy
: connected to the Internet

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