What does Phone mean?

Definitions for Phone
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. telephone, phone, telephone setnoun

    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, soundnoun

    (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, phonenoun

    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, ringverb

    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. phoneverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. phonenoun

    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  

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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

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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. Ronan Farrow:

    According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, NBC News General Counsel Susan Weiner made a series of phone calls to Farrow, threatening to smear him if he continued to report on Weinstein.

  2. Tim Savage:

    I've only talked to him one time on the phone, and that one time you know what he told me ? He said,' You going to have to wait to see your daughter. Trust the process.' How can you tell another father to trust the process, but you ranting and raving on TV that you want to see your kids, but you won't allow me to see my own daughter ?

  3. Jason Suggs:

    The first thing someone says to you when you answer the phone is, 'I've been on hold for four hours.

  4. Heidi Cruz:

    That's not something I've done in my professional career. So that was a switch for me to pick up the phone and say, 'Hi, I'm Heidi Cruz, Ted's wife.' I used to have my own identity. But that is something that I am happy to do because I know how talented Ted is and I know what he can do for this country.

  5. Daniel Maison:

    It's a part of our lives. We wonder what we did without it. I don't need to physically have cash. The beauty is you can even have a savings account on your mobile phone.

Images & Illustrations of Phone

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