wireless

1 of 2

adjective

wire·​less ˈwī(-ə)r-ləs How to pronounce wireless (audio)
1
: having no wire or wires
specifically : operating by means of transmitted electromagnetic waves
a wireless remote
2
a
: of or relating to radiotelephony, radiotelegraph, or radio
a wireless phone
b
: of or relating to data communications using radio waves
wireless Internet access
wirelessly adverb

wireless

2 of 2

noun

1
a
: telecommunication (such as wireless telegraphy or radiotelephony) involving signals transmitted by radio waves rather than over wires
also : the technology used in radio telecommunication
b
: access to a wireless Internet network
a coffee shop with excellent wireless
2
chiefly British : radio

Examples of wireless in a Sentence

Adjective The video game console comes with wireless controllers. The café offers free wireless Internet access. Noun She listened to the wireless every Monday night.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
The company already announced a powerful new version of Final Cut Pro for iPad that allows wireless multicam using multiple iPads and iPhones as the cameras. Michael Muchmore, PCMAG, 5 June 2024 Eventually, Mickle hopes to develop a wireless optogenetic system that continuously monitors and modifies the activity of specific types of bladder cells in people. Emily Underwood, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 June 2024
Noun
To get them so low compared to its flagship pair, the company sacrificed a couple of nice-to-haves like wireless charging and Bluetooth multipoint. Quentyn Kennemer, The Verge, 5 June 2024 By 2030, the global semiconductor industry could be a $1 trillion market, bolstered by growth in AI, electric cars, and wireless. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for wireless 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of wireless was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Wireless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wireless. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

wireless

1 of 2 adjective
wire·​less ˈwī(ə)r-ləs How to pronounce wireless (audio)
1
: having no wire or wires
2
: of or relating to radio communications
a wireless phone
3
: of or relating to data communications using radio waves
a wireless Internet connection
wirelessly adverb

wireless

2 of 2 noun
1
a
: communication at a distance involving signals transmitted by radio waves rather than over wires
b
: access to a wireless Internet network
2
chiefly British : radio entry 1

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