- wire-wound resistor,
- wired equivalent privacy,
Origin of wired
- a telegram.
- the telegraphic system: to send a message by wire.
verb (used with object), wired, wir·ing.
verb (used without object), wired, wir·ing.
Origin of wire
Examples from the Web for wired
Nerd Cruise By Adam Rogers, Wired What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling.
No law or even revolution in police tactics can fully curb the rising expectations that come with a wired world.
He wired a few reports back to headquarters and departed soon after.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wireless was cheaper than wired communications, and cell phones were proliferating.
In 2012, Wired magazine dubbed Quds Force leader Qassem Suleimani the most dangerous person on the planet.Iran Orders Elite Troops: Lay Off U.S. Forces in Iraq|Eli Lake|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The night you watched and wired and dug and piled sandbags on parapets?The Art of Letters|Robert Lynd
Yet Bess was sick—desperately ill—and had wired her to hasten.The Man from Jericho|Edwin Carlile Litsey
But they wouldn't let me stay, and I wired to papa—and there was no answer, and I don't know whatever's the matter with him.The Literary Sense|E. Nesbit
Well, I wired him to stop off on his way through and have luncheon with me at the Union League.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
I've wired already to have the checks stopped for the bank's sake.The Port of Adventure|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for wire
"nervous, jittery," by 1970s; earlier (1959, perhaps early 1950s) as "using narcotic drugs, addicted to drugs;" from past participle of wire (v.).
Old English wir "metal drawn out into a thread," from Proto-Germanic *wiraz (cf. Old Norse viravirka "filigree work," Swedish vira "to twist," Old High German wiara "fine gold work"), from PIE *wei- "to turn, twist, plait" (cf. Old Irish fiar, Welsh gwyr "bent, crooked;" Latin viere "to bend, twist," viriæ "bracelets," of Celtic origin). Wiretapping is recorded from 1904, from earlier wiretapper (1893). Wirepuller in the political sense is 1848, American English.
see down to the wire; get one's wires crossed; live wire; pull strings (wires); under the wire.