Meaning of wireless in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwʌɪələs/

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  • Using radio, microwaves, etc. (as opposed to wires or cables) to transmit signals.

    ‘wireless broadband’
    • ‘These units may be placed in either homes or businesses to receive and transmit a wireless broadband signal.’
    • ‘A scaleable, broadband wireless system for providing radio access to a metropolitan area.’
    • ‘The receiver demodulates the wireless signal and ships it on to the customer's terminal equipment.’
    • ‘They use wireless radios to call elevators or open automatic doors.’
    • ‘There needs to be a new network in place to allow the broadband transmission over the wireless network.’
    • ‘Marconi's first transatlantic wireless signal was recreated yesterday to mark the 100th anniversary of the historic transmission.’
    • ‘Wi-Fi relies on radio waves and wireless access points or gateways.’
    • ‘A number of US Senators were said to be preparing bills to expand the radio spectrum for wireless Internet.’
    • ‘To be viable, cellphones and future wireless Internet access devices will need to be mass-produced.’
    • ‘An eavesdropper can use the program to identify nearby devices that use the Bluetooth wireless protocol.’
    • ‘BT has unveiled a wireless ADSL broadband modem that allows up to ten people to share a single broadband connection.’
    • ‘As instant messaging migrates to cell phones and other wireless devices, interoperability will be even more crucial.’
    • ‘The Wireless Broadcast Unit is a specialist provider of wireless broadcast products for the media and entertainment arena.’
    • ‘Using wireless broadcast technology, each mast has a range of up to 25 miles and can deliver speeds of up to 1.5Mbps.’
    • ‘It'll beam wireless Internet signals over a 5-mile square mile area of Seattle.’
    • ‘The site focuses on the benefits of reallocating low-frequency wireless capacity from broadcasting to unlicensed applications, both here and around the world.’
    • ‘The T - 1 speed wireless signal that runs through my house allows me to stay plugged-in at all times.’
    • ‘The cradle can be moved around your desk to locate it in the spot with the best wireless signal, because it's like a paperweight on the end of a wire.’
    • ‘India, with its population of more than 1 billion, has averaged 1 million new connections in both fixed line and wireless phones every month since March.’
    • ‘Technology now exists for wireless connections, via radio signals.’


  • 1

    (also wireless set)
    mainly British dated A radio.

    ‘listening to the news on the wireless’
    • ‘Telephones, television, private cars and wirelesses - all began their steady growth into mass ownership items during this period.’
    • ‘I have always been fascinated by how things are put together whether it is wirelesses or motor cars.’
    • ‘His father, he has said, was ‘an endlessly inventive man’ who was never happier than when tinkering with wirelesses, of which there was one in every room in the flat.’
    • ‘Submarine wirelesses were constantly improved throughout the war and a major development was the invention of the telescopic masts.’
    • ‘I didn't consciously start to collect these wirelesses - it just happened.’
    • ‘And that's why I hid myself away in their attic room for much of my three week exile, tuning into UK radio on the giant wireless set, keeping in touch with home.’
    • ‘A calm Tuesday morning, the Radio 4 Today programme on the wireless, not much news about.’
    • ‘In the days before the wireless, he was trained to bear news of imminent bad weather from island to island.’
    • ‘Turning on the wireless, the news announced that the operation had begun.’
    • ‘Only late in the day was it realised that the basic idea of a public service broadcaster offering information and education along with entertainment applied to TV just as much as the wireless.’
    • ‘They're talking about having standard exams for the universities next year, it was on the wireless.’
    • ‘Her brother got out of medical school… and the wireless at the dance hall broke.’
    • ‘And, perhaps above all, I'd listened to the wireless, day after day, listened to stories and songs of far away places and of different times.’
    • ‘He had a hearty appetite, took very little exercise, and spent his days sitting at his office desk and most evenings sitting in front of the fire, listening to the wireless.’
    • ‘Even now I am very sensitive when something isn't tuned in properly on the wireless.’
    • ‘These days it's on a Saturday night, when you've probably other things to do than sit round the wireless between 10.00 pm and midnight.’
    • ‘At a passing thought, she turned on the wireless.’
    • ‘I have frequently heard that disputes as to the right pronunciation of words have been settled by reference to the manner in which they have been spoken on the wireless.’
    • ‘He rarely went out during the day, but sat in ‘his’ chair, smoking a clay pipe and listening to the wireless while waiting for his next meal.’
    • ‘For those of us in the UK, it was Radio Luxembourg, early Radio One or the pirates of the 1960s that first kindled our love of the wireless.’
  • 2mass noun Broadcasting, computer networking, or other communication using radio signals, microwaves, etc.

    ‘The second step is to help create the right policy and regulatory environment for broadband, and satellite, and wireless.’
    • ‘He said nothing new in his suggestion that broadband infrastructures - be it DSL, satellite, cable or wireless - could be run by just a handful of companies.’
    • ‘Some older buildings are very difficult to pull cable through, and wireless may be able to get everyone connected.’
    • ‘It is looking at other ways - such as wireless or satellite - to bring broadband to these areas.’
    • ‘In a world where there is competition between cable and wireless and telephone for video and voice and data, what is the role of the FCC?’
    • ‘The Yankee Group projects steeper year-over-year growth for satellite, broadband wireless and other technologies.’
    • ‘With planning, a solution can be offered that will combine cable, wireless and satellite services.’
    • ‘Phone wireless is opening up a lot of social exchanges that we didn't expect before.’
    • ‘Users will have access through a combination of terrestrial wireless and satellite transmissions.’
    • ‘Because wireless still is a young industry, there is plenty of uncertainty over which companies eventually will dominate the space…’