American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A telephone.
- v. To telephone.
- v. To get in touch with by telephone.
- v. To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
- v. To make a telephone call to (a specific number): Phone 411 for directory assistance.
- n. A speech sound considered without reference to its status as a phoneme or an allophone in a language.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sound; a vocal sound; a tone produced by the vibration of the vocal cords; one of the primary elements of utterance. See phonate, phonetic.
- n. A telephone: generally applied to the receiver, but sometimes to the whole apparatus.
- To telephone.
- n. linguistics A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
- n. A device for transmitting sound in real time across distances.
- v. transitive To call (someone) on the telephone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Colloq. for telephone.
- n. (Phonetics) a speech sound.
- n. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
- n. electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
- n. electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
- v. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
- Shortening of telephone. (Wiktionary)
- Short for telephone.Greek phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I entered "replace existing phone" and the phone#/zip/SSN.”
“$_POST [ 'city']; $zip = $_POST [ 'zip']; $phone = $_POST [ 'phone']; $fax = $_POST [ 'fax'];”
“- Long Zheng was quick to dig around in last night's updated Zune software, and quick to find reference to a % phone% (good work, btw!), and this just a day after Microsoft denied publically to Mary Jo Foley that the Zune update had anything to do with Zune/phone.”
“Firstly, what is the last time you called this contact by phone, and by using what phone#”
“For instance, if your project is to change your plumbing, the next action will be "look up phone number of the plumber in the agenda @phone" and not "call the plumber".”
“But possibly solitary confinement and juggling the kiddy porn and the coin phone is just to much for a special person like yourself to handle.”
“In most Euro countries, wiretapping your phone is a purely administrative trick, with no messy judicial intervention.”
“The cost of the phone is the last of it; you also have to add in the cost of a required service plan you might not have otherwise bought, the cost of any apps you buy and - most important - the opportunity cost of not being able to switch to a better phone for another two years without paying early-termination fees.”
“That's why, according to Nielsen, the first they thing look for in a phone is a QWERTY raised keyboard, as opposed to touch screens.”
“Agreed ... you call them your friends for a reason, my phone is always on and if any one of my friends needed anything day or night I would be there, have been there, and will always be there.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘phone’.
relating to sound
Compare with "phono-, phon-, -phony"
(a list specifically "relating to sound") by hap_e_wordnik.
I'm just phoning it in these days (obviously).
( personal list )
See comments on pipsiculture and homosexuality, which have nothing to do with each other except that I read comments on them at around the same time on the same day.
See also the list ...
"A new word created by removing an affix from an already existing word, as vacuum clean from vacuum cleaner, or by removing what is mistakenly thought to be an affix, as pea from the earlier Englis...
My Tag Cloud
Okay, I admit it. I made a list of words my daughter knew when she was two years old.
Very basic words for ESL students.
Ah, yeah, this is a list of words that I think sound pretty funny... or dumb, either way, I like 'em so, yeah.
short, sweet, epic, catchy, sassy, sexy & sizzling.
( personal list, randomness )
Words created by removing the beginning of a longer or original word or phrase. See also Fun with Apocopes.
a list I'm making with Saul
Looking for tweets for phone.