Definition of wired in US English:

wired

adjective

  • 1Making use of computers to transfer or receive information, especially by means of the Internet.

    ‘the economic arguments for getting your business wired’
    • ‘This ultra-compact device works well with home theater PCs or any PC that can't be connected via wired Ethernet.’
    • ‘My girlfriend also occasionally brings her notebook over to plug into my wired Ethernet router.’
    • ‘The authentication server can be located on the local wired network or elsewhere on the Internet.’
    • ‘The devices would hook up to a TV and connect to the Media Center PC through a wired or wireless computer network.’
    • ‘He set up to share his wired Ethernet Internet connection via his built-in AirPort wireless card.’
    • ‘Monthly subscription models via wired Internet will need to reflect such added value offered to consumers.’
    • ‘The device sits between the WLAN access points and the wired LAN, and can support hundreds of simultaneous users.’
    • ‘The mosaic-like preferences and exploration patterns fit today's wired Internet.’
    • ‘Acctually, that doesn't have a huge effect on the wired or wireless internet.’
    • ‘Log in through a wired internet connection to avoid eavesdroppers.’
    • ‘The phone and PDA features are useful, but I really like the Bluetooth headset; the wired headset I had just kept getting all tangled.’
    • ‘Of course, any modern hotel anywhere in the world will likely have wired Internet hook-ups.’
    • ‘Most universities are already in cities with wired Internet service.’
    • ‘Users of wired Internet access have the option of subscribing to different transfer rates, which come at different cost levels, subject to their individual needs.’
    • ‘Only by layering security can wireless networks truly begin to approach the trustworthiness of a wired LAN.’
    • ‘This will virtually eliminate the need for wired Internet and will radically lower prices.’
    • ‘The wireless environment is also limited by less established standards than exist for the wired Internet.’
    • ‘By hijacking the legitimate connection to a traditional wired computer network, hackers might be able to exploit the soft underbelly of corporate networks and launch even more invasive attacks.’
    • ‘To date, consumers' access to the Internet depends largely on wired connections.’
    • ‘Is there still a place for a computer-oriented, wired standard aimed at consumer devices?’
    drunk, drunken, inebriated, intoxicated, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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    1. 1.1 (of a device or network) using wires or cables rather than wireless technology to transmit signals.
      • ‘The Korean forum has focused upon wired networking, including powerline networking, to route content throughout the home, he said.’
      • ‘We had a lot of computers in the building, several hundred wired devices for people to use.’
      • ‘Suffice it to say I didn't do any sneaking and the house was not wired for networking.’
      • ‘But dont forget we have Legal Interception in the wired and celphone area, and have had for many years.’
      • ‘We first look at four downstream clients, which assume you have a network in place, whether wired or wireless.’
      • ‘Now every single computer/laptop in schools must be attached to a wired LAN.’
      • ‘It covers the changes within and between cities, as a result of wired, and wireless communications infrastructure.’
      • ‘The MN - 700 also uses a single-pole antenna and comes with a four-port switch for wired connections.’
      • ‘This allows the stations to send packets to and receive packets from the wired network, and, from the Internet.’
      • ‘To date, consumers' access to the Internet depends largely on wired connections.’
      • ‘The wireless network does not deserve any less stringent security than the wired network.’
      • ‘The device sits between the WLAN access points (APs) and the wired LAN, and can support hundreds of simultaneous users.’
      • ‘Think of a device that will route your cellphone calls through your home's wired Internet connection.’
      • ‘My girlfriend also occasionally brings her notebook over to plug into my wired Ethernet router.’
      • ‘A proportion of the stolen money was then wired back to Romania.’
      • ‘We tested it complete with the wireless capability, but you can always start wired and upgrade later if you wish.’
      • ‘Monthly subscription models via wired Internet will need to reflect such added value offered to consumers.’
      • ‘Sensor networks make use of wireless communication and hence are different from traditional wired networks.’
      • ‘Broadcom has also begun to manufacture controllers for network-attached storage devices, and is one of the largest suppliers of both wired and wireless networking chips.’
      • ‘The service is still considered to be slower than the much faster wired services.’
  • 2informal predicative In a nervous, tense, or edgy state.

    ‘not much sleep lately—I'm a little wired’
    • ‘Your body pumps out adrenaline, and you feel all wired and shaky.’
    nervous, anxious, tense, on edge, edgy, strained, stressed, agitated, apprehensive, in a state of nerves, in a state of agitation, uneasy, restless, worked up, keyed up, overwrought, wrought up, strung out, jumpy, on tenterhooks, with one's stomach in knots, fidgety, fearful, frightened, scared, with one's heart in one's mouth, like a cat on a hot tin roof, quaking, trembling, shaking, shaking in one's shoes, shaky, on pins and needles, in a cold sweat, fevered, febrile
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    1. 2.1 Under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
      • ‘Behaving like wiry, wired adolescents on a merry spree, this extrovert community breathes fresh air into the mechanics of daily existence.’
      intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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Pronunciation

wired

/ˈwī(ə)rd//ˈwaɪ(ə)rd/