What does phone mean?

Definitions for phone
foʊnphone

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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Student Enni:

    I upgrade my phone for new features, similarly Australia needs an upgrade, in China everything is brand new and flashy, Australia is old.

  2. Larry Ragonese:

    There were no arrests but we just had to ward off some people. Everyone with a cell phone camera wanted to come down to see the snowy owls.

  3. Nick Beaton:

    I tell you I absolutely lost it this morning at home, I had been holding it together. He's got this old cell phone of ours, he said he was going to pick up the phone and call his Mummy.

  4. Magali Chytiris:

    This activity is related to the amount of use from the past days of phone use, so we used the logs, the battery logs, from the phone and we found that if the EEG recording was just after the peak of high intensive use then the brain activity was higher.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of phone

  1. phonephonephonephonephone

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