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

How to pronounce phone?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say phone in sign language?

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. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    In a crowded field, when you have people knocking on doors, when you have people making phone calls, when we touch the voter, that's really significant. And I always thought it would pay off, in politics, anything can happen. It usually does, but we feel very good about where we are.

  2. Laura Mazza:

    Cathy continued to claimthat providing children with phones and screens causes them to grow up not normal. Cathy then revealed that she raised her children before iPads had been invented. Firing back, Mazza says she responded, I am a parent that grew up using a rotary phone. I am one that have seen the World Wide Web expand to what it is now. I have seen both sides of the coin, and now I am a parent in this world of one side. MOM SAYS THEATERS SHOULDNT ALLOW CERTAIN HAIRSTYLES AFTER TALL WOMAN WITH A BUN BLOCKED HER VIEW She continued to arguethat navigating this new world can be a very scary time. We are having to navigate this world without the support system that once existed. Ive had no support, no aunties and uncles sitting inside my house. No big village. The internet has become my village, and sometimes its a cruel one. I can spend time online and Im already told all the ways I am doing it wrong.

  3. Kim Kardashian:

    I was on the phone with the judge that sentenced him to life... who resigned because he had never been on the side of having to do something so unfair, and now he is fighting [alongside] us to get [Young] out.

  4. Teresa Zavitz-Jones:

    Covid-19 had her in prison for months, the nurse in the home said she was horribly depressed and we needed to get her out. We couldn't see her so we had no idea how she really was. She's extremely hard of hearing so phone calls were not helpful.

  5. Dennis Pate:

    Emergency phone numbers are printed on maps for guests to call in case of an emergency, and security staff keep watch on grounds around the clock, we have added security cameras, new path lighting and computer-controlled locks to track exit and entry. Additional path lighting is planned for the new African Grasslands exhibit, and more cameras will be installed to monitor the grounds and gates.

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