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wired

 (wīrd)
adj.
1. Equipped with a system of wires, as for electric, telephone, cable television, or computer network connections.
2. Equipped with hidden electronic eavesdropping devices: a wired hotel room.
3.
a. Reinforced or supported by wires.
b. Tied or bound up with wire: wired bundles of newspaper.
4. Genetically determined; hardwired.
5. Slang Very stimulated or excited, as from a stimulant or a rush of adrenaline.

wired

(waɪəd)
adj
1. (Recreational Drugs) edgy from stimulant intake
2. edgy from stimulant intake
3. excited, nervous, or tense
4. (Telecommunications) using computers to send and receive information, esp via the internet

wired

(waɪərd)

adj.
1. equipped with wires, as for electricity or telephone service.
2. tied or secured with wires.
3. strengthened or supported with wires.
4. Slang. tense with excitement or anticipation.
5. equipped so as to receive cable television.
6. connected electronically to one or more computer networks.
7. Slang. intoxicated from drugs; high.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wired - equipped with wire or wires especially for electric or telephone service; "a well-wired house"
wireless - having no wires; "a wireless security system"
2.wired - tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline; "we were really pumped up for the race"; "he was so pumped he couldn't sleep"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
3.wired - tied or bound with wire; "wired bundles of newspapers"
bound - confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages"
Translations

wired

[ˈwaɪərd] adj
(mainly US) (also wired up) (= edgy, uptight) → sur les nerfs
(= connected to the internet) → connecté(e), relié(e) au réseau
wired ribbon → ruban laitonné

wired

[waɪəd] adj
a. (clothing, material) → rinforzato/a (con filo metallico)
b. (palce, fitted with alarm) → collegato/a ad un sistema di allarme; (bugged) → avere dei microfoni nascosti

wired

adj (fam) acelerado
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