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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wire \Wire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wired; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: 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), wired]
3: tied or bound with wire; "wired bundles of newspapers"
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
1. An aspect of an electronic circuit which is
determined by the wiring of the hardware, as opposed to being
programmable in software or controlled by a switch.
2. In software, a synonym for hard-coded.
3. By extension, anything that is not modifiable, especially
in the sense of customisable to one's particular needs or
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