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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be wired for sth
▪ All the rooms are wired for cable TV.
▪ Deion sneaked up behind the announcer, who was wired for sound, and doused him with ice water.
▪ Of schools with large numbers of poor students, just 31 percent of schools were wired for the Internet.
▪ Satellite customers who are wired for cable sometimes keep the service to get local channels.
▪ Venice is to be wired for sound.
▪ I was so wired I couldn't sleep.
▪ I was still way too wired to go to bed.
▪ Another key set of wired bonds is that between adult males.
▪ Pipe horizontal and vertical lines evenly into the frame to form the latticed wired door.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Wire \Wire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wired; p. pr. & vb. n. Wiring.]

  1. To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.

  2. To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads.

  3. To snare by means of a wire or wires.

  4. To send (a message) by telegraph. [Colloq.]

  5. (Croquet) To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.

  6. to equip with a system of wiring, especially for supply of electrical power or communication; as, to wire an office for networking the computers; to wire a building with 220-Volt current.

  7. to equip with an electronic system for eavesdropping; to bug; as, to wire the office of a mob boss; to wire an informant so as to record his conversations.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English wired "made of wire," past participle adjective from wire (v.). From early 15c. as "stiffened by wires." Meaning "nervous, jittery" is by 1970s; earlier (1959, perhaps early 1950s) "using narcotic drugs, addicted to drugs."

  1. 1 equipped with wires, so as to connect to a power source or to other electric or electronic equipment; connected by wires. 2 Equipped with hidden electronic eavesdropping devices. 3 reinforced, supported, tied or bound with wire. 4 (context slang English) Very excited, overstimulated; high-strung. 5 (context poker slang English) A pair in seven card stud with one face up and one face down 6 (context poker slang English) three of a kind as the first three cards in seven card stud 7 (context informal of people or communities English) connected to the Internet; online v

  2. (en-past of: wire)

  1. adj. equipped with wire or wires especially for electric or telephone service; "a well-wired house" [ant: wireless]

  2. 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" [syn: pumped-up(a), pumped up(p), pumped(p)]

  3. tied or bound with wire; "wired bundles of newspapers"

Wired (magazine)

Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has been in publication since its first issue in March/April 1993. Several spin-offs have been launched including: Wired UK, Wired Italia, Wired Japan and Wired Germany.

In its earliest colophons, Wired credited Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan as its " patron saint." From the beginning, the strongest immediate influence on the magazine's editorial outlook came from the techno-utopian agenda of co-founder Stewart Brand and his long-time associate Kevin Kelly.

From 1998 to 2006, Wired magazine and Wired News (which publishes at had separate owners. However, throughout that time, Wired News remained responsible for republishing Wired magazine's content online, due to a business agreement made when Condé Nast purchased the magazine (but not the website). In July 2006, Condé Nast announced an agreement to buy Wired News for $25 million, reuniting the magazine with its website.

Wired is known for coining new terms, such as "the Long Tail" and " crowdsourcing", as well as its annual tradition of handing out Vaporware Awards which recognize "products, videogames and other nerdy tidbits pitched, promised and hyped, but never delivered".

Wired is known also for featuring editorials from industry leaders.


Wired may refer to:

Wired (Jeff Beck album)

Wired is the third solo album by British guitarist Jeff Beck, released on Epic Records in 1976. An instrumental album, it peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Wired (website)

The Wired website, formerly known as Wired News or HotWired, is an online technology news website launched in 1992 that split off from Wired magazine when the magazine was purchased by Condé Nast Publishing in the 1990s. Wired News was owned by Lycos not long after the split, until Condé Nast purchased Wired News on July 11, 2006. Competition from sites like the Drudge Report and The Political Simpleton slightly decreased after the 2006 purchase, due to the increase in advertising revenue.

Wired (book)

Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi, is a 1984 non-fiction book by American journalist Bob Woodward about the American actor and comedian John Belushi. The hardcover edition includes 16 pages of black-and-white photos, front and back.

Wired (demoparty)

Wired was a Belgian annual demoparty which ran from 1994 to 1998. Typical competitions included PC and Amiga demos and intros, handmade and ray traced graphics, music and surprise competitions (where theme and rules are announced around two hours prior the deadline).

Wired (film)

Wired is a 1989 biographical film of comedian and actor John Belushi, directed by Larry Peerce, and adapted from the investigative journalism book Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi written by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward and published in 1984. It starred Michael Chiklis in his film debut as Belushi. Wired was both a critical and a commercial failure. The film has never been released on DVD, and the videocassette originally released by International Video Entertainment is out of print. The film was marketed with the tagline "For John Belushi, every night was Saturday Night". The film's trailer opted for the tagline "The laughs and times of John Belushi", paraphrasing the title of Woodward's book.

Wired (TV series)

Wired is a 2008 three-part television miniseries starring Jodie Whittaker, Laurence Fox and Toby Stephens. It debuted on ITV at 9:00pm on Monday 13 October 2008 and was shown over three consecutive Mondays.

Wired (Hugh Cornwell album)

Wired is Hugh Cornwell's third solo album. It was released on 21 June 1993 on the Transmission label. The album was produced by Gary Langan ( Art of Noise), with the exception of "Ain't It Strange", which was produced by Cornwell. It was recorded in 1992 at Metropolis Studios in London. The album's progress was affected by contractual disputes. Cornwell was initially signed to Phoenix Records, but the label started to fall into difficulties and Cornwell cited them for breach of contract. A new deal was struck with NTV (Transmission) to finish the album. Phoenix then maintained that NTV had no right to release the album with arguments over the matter continuing until February 1994. As a result, the album was initially only released in Europe. Two singles were released from the album, "The Story of He & She" in 1993, and "My Kind of Loving" in 1994.

The album was re-released by Griffin Records in 1995 in both CD and cassette formats.

The album was released in the United States on 27 April 1999 on the Velvel Record label, under the title First Bus To Babylon with different artwork and different track listing. The album includes a cover version of Jimi Hendrix's " Stone Free", which according to Cornwell was originally considered for inclusion on the initial release of Wired.

Wired (band)

Wired are an Alternative Rock Band, based in Telford, United Kingdom formed in 1995 by founder members Glenn (Mann) Symington and Kevin Crichton. Glenn began song writing for the band acoustically early 1995 and by the summer both Glenn and Kevin had several tracks ready for recording before the band line up was actually complete. Rumours began to spread throughout Telford's then booming musical community of a new original material band coming onto the scene and speculation as to the style and direction of the band began to circulate.

Glenn recruited good friend and ex-bandmate Drummer Carl Newman late summer 1995 and studio time was booked for Jan 96 at MAD studios, Market St, Wellington with Producer and Scarab frontman Paul Britton. Paul recruited ex Warning and Trapazzat Lead Guitarist Brain Meacham to provide Bass Guitar on the first 3 tracks, Chill Out, Mind and Let It Flow.

Shortly after recording Brian introduced the band to Canadian guitarist/cellist Sharon Cameron, formerly of Toronto-based band Loogan Bin, who had recently moved to area from Toronto. The four instantly gelled and further studio time was booked to record another 3 tracks, (featuring Sharon on Bass Guitar and Cello) Hereafter, Who Cares and Cool Smile (Cool Smile was also co-written by Paul Britton during recording), to follow up on the original songs which had already begun to receive some positive record company attention.

The band split late 1998 after various external factors took their toll and the individual members went on to pursue other interests. To date Glenn Symington (Glenn Mann), and Sharon Cameron (now Sharny Cameron Gillings) are the only two members still involved with the music industry.

Usage examples of "wired".

The secondary coil of a large induction coil was placed in series with them, and batteries were wired in series with the primary of the coil with a sending key to make and break the circuit.

As in the case of his receiving station, Marconi found that results were much improved when he wired his sending apparatus so that one terminal was grounded and the other connected with an elevated wire or aerial, which is now called the antenna.

Her own monitors had been doing their job, erasing any signs of her occasional fully wired forays onto the main nets, and there was no sign that this new Trouble, whoever it was, had been using her nodes as a staging area.

He saw that the metal casing which held it was wired for power, with cables snaking down the insides of the dome and disappearing from sight.

He snapped small plugs into receivers and wired up the crisis engine to the dynamos and transformers that converted one uncanny form of energy into another.

Instead, shanties have sprung up, leaning together, nailed or wired or tied.

An hour and a half later, it wired to the Central Telegraph Office the coded message ordering the 1 p.

The laboratory assistant drew several brushes, all wired together in a holder and each dipped in a different developer, diagonally across the suspected documents.

He had none to give me but wired the chief despatcher at Big Rock, and in answer thereto I was sent the next morning to Healyville.

Bentonville quit rather suddenly one fall morning, and as I had no immediate relief in prospect, I wired the chief despatcher of the division south of me to send me a man if he had any to spare.

Colonel Clarke wired his chief that his command was ready, and at midnight he received orders to proceed the next morning at daylight, by forced marches up to the junction of the forks of the Red Bud, and take position there to intercept the Indians should they attempt to cross.

The coils were wired together and other wires ran out through the hole in the bottom of the control box.

For they built me well on Earth, silver wired, chromed steel, machine turned.

Sam opened the cigar box and held it out: it contained a lump of metal, a number of small electronic components and a two-inch speaker, all neatly wired and soldered together.

Sam smiled and opened the box, pointing to the precisely wired circuits inside.