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

    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. Derrick Hamilton:

    Her calls meant the world to me. It was a matter of having the worst day in the world, then be getting on this phone for 30 minutes and be normal.

  2. Jack Dorsey:

    Marc and I talked on the phone. Also talked with Mayor London this afternoon. We're all talking now and aligned to fix this issue as fast as we can. Will keep everyone updated.

  3. Donnie Wahlberg:

    We were just talking and fans were asking about new music and I just threw out maybe one of our musical friends is hearing this and will send us a song, literally, an hour later a song was in my phone via text, a music track, and I sat right there at the table and just started writing' House Party.'.

  4. Jennifer Appels:

    I was able to get on a surfboard and get on their boat, make an actual phone call, because no one spoke English, it was easier and safer for me to relay the information to the U.S. Coast Guard-Guam sector that we were in danger without them realizing what we were saying. If I had thrown the EPIRB at that point, he [the captain] would have known.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It's based on a single phone call of congratulations to the President of Ukraine, which they fraudulently mischaracterized to sound absolutely horrible.

Images & Illustrations of Phone

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