: reinforced by wire (as for strength)
: furnished with wires (as for electric connections)
: connected to a telecommunications network and especially to the Internet
: characterized by a connection to the Internet
the wired world
: bound with wire
a wired container
: having a wirework netting or fence
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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wired was in the 15th century

Cite this Entry

“Wired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wired. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: reinforced or bound with wire
a wired container
: having a netting or fence of wire
a wired pen for chickens
informal : extremely excited
were wired after their victory

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