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wireless

wireless

English

Adjective

wireless (not comparable)

  1. Not having any wires.
  2. Of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as by radio waves.

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Noun

wireless (usually uncountable, plural (dated) wirelesses)

  1. (uncountable) The medium of radio communication.
    Only about a hundred years ago, wireless was a new technology.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 3, in Death on the Centre Court:
      It had been his intention to go to Wimbledon, but as he himself said: “Why be blooming well frizzled when you can hear all the results over the wireless. And results are all that concern me. []”
  2. (uncountable) Wireless connectivity to a computer network.
    If your wireless stops working, try restarting the router.
  3. (dated) A radio set.
    Let's switch on the wireless and listen to the news.

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Verb

wireless (third-person singular simple present wirelesses, present participle wirelessing, simple past and past participle wirelessed)

  1. To send a message by wireless (by radio)
    • 1919, William Charles Henry Wood, Flag and Fleet:
      At 3:30 A.M. a huge Zeppelin flew across the British battle line, wirelessing down to any Germans still to the westward the best way to get home.

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English wireless.

Noun

wireless m (invariable)

  1. wireless (transmission without wires)

Adjective

wireless (invariable)

  1. (computing) wireless

Norman

Etymology

Borrowing from English wireless.

Noun

wireless m (uncountable)

  1. (Guernsey) wireless, radio

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from English wireless.

Noun

wireless f (plural wireless)

  1. (networking) wireless (wireless connectivity to a computer network)

Adjective

wireless (plural wireless, comparable)

  1. (of hardware) wireless (communicating without wired connections)

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