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wired Syllabification: wired
Pronunciation: /ˈwī(ə)rd/

Definition of wired in English:


1Making use of computers to transfer or receive information, especially by means of the Internet: the economic arguments for getting your business wired
More example sentences
  • Monthly subscription models via wired Internet will need to reflect such added value offered to consumers.
  • This will virtually eliminate the need for wired Internet and will radically lower prices.
  • Most universities are already in cities with wired Internet service.
online, hooked up, connected, web-enabled
1.1(Of a device or network) using wires or cables rather than wireless technology to transmit signals.
Example sentences
  • Now every single computer/laptop in schools must be attached to a wired LAN.
  • A proportion of the stolen money was then wired back to Romania.
  • The service is still considered to be slower than the much faster wired services.
2 [predicative] informal In a nervous, tense, or edgy state: not much sleep lately—I’m a little wired
More example sentences
  • Your body pumps out adrenaline, and you feel all wired and shaky.
hyper, buzzing, excited, adrenalized, high, manic, tense, strung out, antsy
2.1Under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Example sentences
  • Behaving like wiry, wired adolescents on a merry spree, this extrovert community breathes fresh air into the mechanics of daily existence.
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