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
    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. Vice President Hugo Barra:

    This is the most beautifully designed phone we have ever made, and it's the one that packs the biggest number of technological breakthroughs.

  2. Pano Anthos:

    Right now stores would say, ‘that’s a lot of work,’ but you spend more time on your phone than you do in a store -- by far. Stores have to start modifying their behavior.

  3. Amy Klobuchar:

    It is something that so many Americans know right now. They can't go visit their loved ones. They're relying on these incredible health care providers, that they only get to talk to them over the phone.

  4. Trevor Noah:

    Cell phone cameras have brought you a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, right now, there hasn't been reconciliation, but the truth is definitely coming out.

  5. John Melendez:

    Jared Kushner and Donald Trump picks up the phone and I started talking to The President. I never said to Jared Kushner and Donald Trump that I was Sen. Menendez. I was just talking in my Long Island accent. The thing is, you hear my bad Long Island accent and a voice that Jared Kushner and Donald Trump has talked to so many times, the President wants to be accessible to members and likes engaging them and wants them to have the opportunity to connect. The downside of that is sometimes the channels are open too widely and mistakes like this happen.

Images & Illustrations of phone

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