- Wired describes someone who is wearing a device to record what is being said around them.
An example of someone wired is an informant for the FBI.
- The definition of wired is very nervous, or having a lot of energy, or connected to the Internet or cable.
- An example of someone being wired is a person who had five cups of coffee.
- An example of something wired is a computer that's connected to a network with a cable.
- ☆ Informal wearing or carrying, esp. surreptitiously, a microphone or recording device
- ☆ Slang extremely excited, nervous, disoriented, etc.
- ☆ Slang under the influence of a drug
- furnished or equipped with wiring, as for electrical service or computerization
- connected to a computer network, cable TV system, etc.
- Equipped with a system of wires, as for electric, telephone, cable television, or computer network connections.
- Equipped with hidden electronic eavesdropping devices: a wired hotel room.
- a. Reinforced or supported by wires.b. Tied or bound up with wire: wired bundles of newspaper.
- Genetically determined; hardwired.
- Slang Very stimulated or excited, as from a stimulant or a rush of adrenaline.
(comparative more wired, superlative most wired)
- Equipped with wires, so as to connect to a power source or to other electric or electronic equipment; connected by wires.
- Equipped with hidden electronic eavesdropping devices.
- Reinforced, supported, tied or bound with wire.
- (slang) Very excited, overstimulated; high-strung.
- After three cups of coffee she was too wired to sleep.
- (poker slang) A pair in seven card stud with one face up and one face down
- (poker slang) three of a kind as the first three cards in seven card stud
- I was dealt three of a kind, wired.
- (informal, of people or communities) connected to the Internet; online
- Simple past tense and past participle of wire.
- wire +"Ž -ed
wired - Computer Definition
Connected. Slang for "with it," and "in tune."
Variant of wire
- metal that has been drawn into a very long, thin thread or rod, usually circular in cross section
- a length of this, used for various purposes, such as conducting electric current or stringing musical instruments
- wire netting or other wirework
- anything made of wire or wirework, as a telephone cable, a barbed-wire fence, or a snare
- telegraph: reply by wire
- a telegram
- Slang a concealed microphone or recording device, carried or worn as for espionage or by undercover police
- ☆ Horse Racing a wire above the finish line of a race
Origin of wireMiddle English ; from Old English wir, akin to Low German wīr ; from Indo-European an unverified form weir- ; from base an unverified form wei-, to bend, turn from source withe, Classical Greek iris, rainbow, Classical Latin vitis, vine
transitive verbwired, wiring
- to furnish, connect, bind, attach, string, etc. with a wire or wires
- to supply with a system of wires for electric current
- to telegraph
- Archaic to snare with a wire or wires
down to the wire☆
Origin of wirefrom the wires used to operate puppets
(get in) under the wire☆
(from) wire to wire