Definition of wired in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪəd


  • 1Making use of computers to transfer or receive information, especially by means of the Internet: the economic arguments for getting your business wired
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    • 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.
  • 1.1(Of a device or network) using wires or cables rather than wireless technology to transmit signals.
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    • 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 [predic.] informal In a nervous, tense, or edgy state: not much sleep lately—I’m a little wired
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    • Your body pumps out adrenaline, and you feel all wired and shaky.
  • 2.1Under the influence of drugs or alcohol: wired on acid, Hendrix ran through his UK hits
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    • 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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