What does phone mean?

Definitions for phone
foʊnphone

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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. Lynn Bufka:

    If that's the case, maybe you need to go back to a regular alarm clock and not pick up your phone immediately.

  2. Superintendent Eddie Johnson late Monday:

    Here’s what’s even more disturbing, more than the fact that they did this, there were so many people that saw it and didn’t pick up the phone to dial 911, that’s not right. It’s just not right.

  3. Sheriff Grady Judd:

    John Camfield mowed them down, ran through them like a bowling ball through bowling pins. it’s devastating in the greatest sense of the word. One of the victims was the 11-year-old daughter of an off-duty deputy. He ran outside barefoot after getting a frantic phone call from her and assumed the worst as he came upon the injured children.

  4. Joe Biden:

    I don't want to get into specific witnesses at this point but Rudy Giuliani is clearly at the center of a lot of this. The spadework for this phone call may very well have been done by Rudy Giuliani. It appears to me from reading the transcript that the Ukraine President had a pretty good idea of what might happen on this call. And so, why that's the case and how that was communicated to him, we need to find out, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Rudy Giuliani is a part that have answer.

  5. Bill Jeffress:

    I really ought to call Scooter Libby. I'm sure Scooter Libby phone is ringing off the hook.

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