American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cellular telephone.
- n. A portable, wireless telephone, which changes antenna connections seamlessly during travel from one radio reception cell to another without losing the party-to-party call connection.
- v. call up by using a cellular phone
- English, from cellular, and telephone. (Wiktionary)
“And then—the possibilities fell into place—I could cement my deception by also buying a cell phone that would have a Chicago area code, so I could provide a phone number for Dr. Mullin to call for verification and further arrangements.”
“Constance whipped out her cell phone to call Whittaker, who was now a Harvard man.”
“When the FASTEN SEAT BELTS sign went off, I stretched and lay out across my row before realizing I had forgotten to switch my cell phone off.”
“After speaking to Jack, Dorie Carpenter called her husband on his cell phone and left a message.”
“My alarm clock didn't go off this morning, instead I woke up to the sound of my cell phone ringing, it was my daughter Kirstin calling to say "Happy Mother's Day".”
“I had monitored Hoyt's cell phone transmissions using a Cellmate cellular radio monitoring system, aided by a cellular gain antenna.”
“At Milbridge, maybe eighty miles from Lubec, the cell phone rang for the third time.”
“Then I headed for the front door and I noticed two things—the window behind the futon-couch was wide-open with no screen and it led to a fire escape, which would make the place pretty vulnerable to a break-in, though the unlocked door made things even easier, and I also saw that there was a cell phone on the coffee table.”
“She hurried over and shoved the little dog toward the assistant director, Mr. Michaels, who was on his cell phone nearby.”
““Reed Danforth,” she answered as she placed the cell phone next to her.”
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