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phone meaning

EN[fəʊ̯n] [foʊ̯n] [-əʊn] [-oʊn]
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FR phone
A rotary-dial phone
A rotary-dial phone

    Definition of phone in English Dictionary

  • NounPLphonesPREphon-SUF-phone
    1. A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
      1. (phonetics) 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.
      2. VerbSGphonesPRphoningPT, PPphoned
        1. VT To call (someone) on the telephone.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • With mobile phones in many a teenager's pocket, the rise of sodcasting - best described as playing music through a phone in public - has created a noisy problem for a lot of commuters.
            • A lot of people don't develop pictures nor do they purchase real cameras anymore so cell phones now are adding better pixilation and tripod attachments to take steady pictures.
            • I shall top up the mobile phone at the supermarket.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • “He’s an American who overidealizes Paris as a sort of idyllic political and cultural mecca,” Mr. Goldberg said by phone.
            • I'm going to sideload my computer's address book onto my mobile phone.
            • I moved to another carriage on the train because the first one was full of people yacking on mobile phones.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. fr phone
            2. en phonetic
            3. en phonetics
            4. en phoney
            5. en phones
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of phone for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "phone" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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