Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • transitive v. To communicate with or send communications by wireless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not having any wires.
  • adj. Of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as by radio waves.
  • n. The medium of radio communication.
  • n. A radio set.
  • n. Wireless connectivity to a computer network.
  • v. To send a message by wireless (by radio)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no wire
  • n. Short for wireless telegraphy, wireless telephony, etc..

from The 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.

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

  • 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

Etymologies

wire +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Sounds like the letters Y R L S.

    May 17, 2008

  • "To send or communicate by wireless telegraphy; also, to send a wireless message to (a person). Colloq."

    December 14, 2006