[ wahyuhr-lis ]
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  1. having no wire.

  2. noting or pertaining to any of various devices that are operated with or actuated by electromagnetic waves.

  1. Chiefly British. radio.

  1. wireless telegraphy or telephony.

  2. a wireless telegraph or telephone, or the like.

  1. any system or device, as a cell phone, for transmitting messages or signals by electromagnetic waves.

  2. a wireless message.

  3. Chiefly British. radio.

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to telegraph or telephone by wireless.

Origin of wireless

First recorded in 1890–95; wire + -less

Other words from wireless

  • wire·less·ly, adverb
  • wire·less·ness, noun
  • pre·wire·less, adjective

Words Nearby wireless

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How to use wireless in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for wireless


/ (ˈwaɪəlɪs) /

  1. communicating without connecting wires or other material contacts: wireless networks; wireless internet connection

  1. mainly British old-fashioned another word for radio

Derived forms of wireless

  • wirelessly, adverb

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