from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Equipped with a system of wires, as for electric, telephone, cable television, or computer network connections.
  • adjective Equipped with hidden electronic eavesdropping devices.
  • adjective Reinforced or supported by wires.
  • adjective Tied or bound up with wire.
  • adjective Genetically determined; hardwired.
  • adjective Slang Very stimulated or excited, as from a stimulant or a rush of adrenaline.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ornithology, having wires or wiry feathers: chiefly in composition: as, the twelve- wired bird of paradise. Compare wire-tailed, and see wire, verb,6, and cuts under Seleuoides, thread-tailed, Trochilidæ, and Videstrelda.
  • In croquet, protected or obstructed by an intervening wire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Equipped with wires, so as to connect to a power source or to other electric or electronic equipment; connected by wires.
  • adjective Equipped with hidden electronic eavesdropping devices.
  • adjective Reinforced, supported, tied or bound with wire.
  • adjective slang Very excited, overstimulated; high-strung.
  • adjective poker slang A pair in seven card stud with one face up and one face down
  • adjective poker slang three of a kind as the first three cards in seven card stud
  • adjective informal connected to the Internet; online
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of wire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective tied or bound with wire
  • adjective equipped with wire or wires especially for electric or telephone service
  • adjective tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline


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