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
Related Words for wiredtapped, connected, equipped, lined, stimulated, stoked, jazzed, bound, sent, excited, miked, edgy
Examples from the Web for wired
Contemporary Examples of wired
Nerd Cruise By Adam Rogers, Wired What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 22-28, 2014
December 28, 2014
No law or even revolution in police tactics can fully curb the rising expectations that come with a wired world.Dear GOP: Fix the Damn Justice System!
December 7, 2014
He wired a few reports back to headquarters and departed soon after.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
Wireless was cheaper than wired communications, and cell phones were proliferating.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
November 9, 2014
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
October 6, 2014
Historical Examples of wired
Among my other activities, I wired the parlor for electric light.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Well, I gathered from the fact that you wired me to come home that you wanted my advice.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
I wired the news to the papers in Shoshone, so he must know.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
In reply to the telegram, Jimmy wired that he would be at the hotel at nine o'clock.People of Position
Stanley Portal Hyatt
Soon's Mrs. Peabody wired you was goin' to ride, me and Ase started to meet you.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
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.