What does Phone mean?

Definitions for Phone
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Phone.

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"

GCIDE

  1. phone(v. t.)

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

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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

    physically hearing organ not ear = phone

    Submitted by anonymous on October 17, 2020  
  2. 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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Phone in sign language?

  1. phone

Numerology

  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. Mary Vieten:

    There is no mental illness here, people will call us all the time and ask if we are going to take their pills away or be in pajamas, because that's the way they've been treated in the past is in programs where they start out in pajamas with no possessions. And I just say to them on the phone 'Why would we do that?' If you're not mentally ill, what would be the point of that exercise?

  2. Tutik Lestari Ningish:

    That was my first time working in Hong Kong; I knew nothing; I didn't even know how to make a phone call. I hated her so much, but I didn't know how to stand up for myself.

  3. Caleb Whitt:

    We started hearing noises upstairs, we then pulled up the baby monitor on my cell phone and hit record.

  4. Sheriff Mike Nielsen:

    Please pay attention to your driving when operating a motor vehicle, give yourself plenty of room to have a way out, put down your phone or other objects, DO NOT drive distracted or impaired ! Keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

  5. Lyle Mitchell:

    I was to drive my Jeep and bring my cell phone, GPS, clothes, a gun, tents, sleeping bags, hatchet, fishing poles, and money from a package I never picked up, after I picked them up, the plan was to drive to my home and Inmate Matt was going to kill 'the glitch.' Inmate Matt referred to Lyle as 'the glitch.' After Inmate Matt killed Lyle, we were going to drive somewhere. I can't remember where we were going to go, but I know I was told it was around six-seven hours away.

Images & Illustrations of Phone

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