What does PHONE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. telephone, phone, telephone set(noun)

    electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

    "I talked to him on the telephone"

  2. phone, speech sound, sound(noun)

    (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

  3. earphone, earpiece, headphone, phone(noun)

    electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear

    "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"

  4. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring(verb)

    get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

    "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"


  1. phone(v. t.)

    To get or try to get into communication with, using a telephone; as, I phoned him this morning.


  1. phone(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: Shortening of telephone.


  1. Phone

    In phonetics and linguistics a phone is a unit of speech sound. The word phone may refer to any speech sound or gesture considered a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language. In contrast, a phoneme is a set of phones or a set of sound features that are thought of as the same element within the phonology of a particular language. A phone is a speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, and serves as the basic unit of phonetic speech analysis. A phonetic transcription is enclosed within square brackets, rather than the slashes of a phonemic transcription.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Phone

    Colloquial abbreviation for telephone.

Editors Contribution

  1. phone

    A type of device and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, software, technology, shapes, sizes and styles.

    There are various phones available in 2020 some are smartphones, mobile phones, handsets for businesses and various other types.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PHONE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1907

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PHONE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #595

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PHONE' in Nouns Frequency: #662

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PHONE' in Verbs Frequency: #559

How to pronounce PHONE?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say PHONE in sign language?

  1. phone


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PHONE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PHONE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of PHONE in a Sentence

  1. Janina Atkins:

    I love America because America trusts me. When I go into a shop to buy a pair of shoes I am not asked to produce my Identity Card. I love it because my mail is not censored. My phone is not tapped. My conversation with friends is not reported to the secret police.

  2. David Brummond:

    Clients want the answer whether or not OFAC answers the phone. I try to explain to the client that I've left my fourth voice mail, i know who I'm calling on the other side, and I know how buried they are.

  3. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:

    That's why we're looking closely at Google's contracts with phone makers and operators which use the Android operating system, our concern is that, by requiring phone makers and operators to pre-load a set of Google apps, rather than letting them decide for themselves which apps to load, Google might have cut off one of the main ways that new apps can reach customers.

  4. Jennifer Lawrence:

    Amy and I were creatively made for each other, we have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing ‘Trainwreck.’.

  5. Larry Johnson:

    Every country is engaged in spying at this event, and they have their intelligence/surveillance teams come in at least a week in advance, often from different ports of entry, so they are harder to trace, they will be doing every type of surveillance you can imagine, from intercepting cell phone traffic and WiFi to bugging hotel rooms, visual surveillance (photography) and in-person reconnaissance. Johnson said the.

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