American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having no wires: a wireless security system.
- adj. Chiefly British Of or relating to radio or communication by radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony.
- n. A radio telegraph or radiotelephone system.
- n. A message transmitted by wireless telegraph or telephone.
- n. Chiefly British Radio.
- v. To communicate with or send communications by wireless.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or done without a wire; not requiring a wire for its operation: as, wireless telegraphy.
- n. Wireless telegraphy: as, a message by wireless.
- adj. Not having any wires.
- adj. Of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as by radio waves.
- n. uncountable The medium of radio communication.
- n. dated A radio set.
- n. uncountable Wireless connectivity to a computer network.
- v. To send a message by wireless (by radio)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Elec.) Having no wire designating, or pertaining to, a method of telegraphy, telephony, or other information transmisssion, in which the messages, data, etc., are transmitted through space by electric waves; ; a
wirelessnetwork; a wirelesskeyboard.
- n. Short for wireless telegraphy, wireless telephony, etc..
- adj. having no wires
- n. transmission by radio waves
- n. a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves
- n. an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
- n. medium for communication
- wire + -less (Wiktionary)
“If you have been on wireless as long as I have been you will see that major disruption in wireless is going to happen soon.”
“This report would not be complete without touching on the fact that the term wireless HD is used by nearly all manufacturers of any wireless video product.”
“United States wireless companies tend to use the term wireless to refer to a wide range of services while the cell phone itself is called a mobile phone, mobile,”
“But while most of these shorthand terms have agreed-upon meanings, that's not the case with "4G," the term wireless carriers use for a variety of upgraded services.”
“Most people listened to what they call the wireless, the radio.”
“You see every warship is equipped with what they call a wireless apparatus.”
“Mobile wireless is hot, with about 80% of the adults under 30 being wired into wireless.”
“I've always been a believer in wireless," Falcone said in his office 30 stories above Park Avenue in New York.”
“With LightSquared, Harbinger is betting that the boom in wireless data triggered by Apple's iPhone and Google's Android operating system for mobile phones will create a shortage of spectrum - the radio frequencies needed to transmit phone calls, Web pages and YouTube videos over the air.”
“In fact, so prompt was his reply that the experts in wireless telegraphy announced that, since it was impossible to send wireless messages so great a distance, Goliah was in their very midst and not on Palgrave Island.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘wireless’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Words ending with *more or *less, more or less. Many of theses terms also appear on the list The -less Said, which see.
Words that were well established before they gained special use in computing systems.
Many of these words first came into common usage during World War I, and reflect not only the technological and scientific leaps of the early part of the 20th century, but the new experience of glo...
From --Chris Cole, "Wordplay: A curious dictionary of language oddities".
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