from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Equipped with a system of wires, as for electric, telephone, cable television, or computer network connections.
  • adj. Slang Equipped with hidden electronic eavesdropping devices: a wired hotel room.
  • adj. Reinforced or supported by wires.
  • adj. Tied or bound up with wire: wired bundles of newspaper.
  • adj. Slang Having numerous influential connections, as with high-ranking members of an organization.
  • adj. Slang Very stimulated or excited, as from a stimulant or a rush of adrenaline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Equipped with wires, so as to connect to a power source or to other electric or electronic equipment; connected by wires.
  • adj. Equipped with hidden electronic eavesdropping devices.
  • adj. Reinforced, supported, tied or bound with wire.
  • adj. Very excited, overstimulated; high-strung.
  • adj. A pair in seven card stud with one face up and one face down
  • adj. three of a kind as the first three cards in seven card stud
  • adj. connected to the Internet; online
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of wire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having wires or wiry feathers: chiefly in composition: as, the twelve- wired bird of paradise. Compare wire-tailed, and see wire, verb,6, and cuts under Seleuoides, thread-tailed, Trochilidæ, and Videstrelda.
  • In croquet, protected or obstructed by an intervening wire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tied or bound with wire
  • adj. equipped with wire or wires especially for electric or telephone service
  • adj. tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline


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