phone

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See also: phoné, -phone, and 'phone

English[edit]

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A rotary-dial phone

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of telephone; attested by 1884.

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phone (plural phones)

  1. A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances, now often a small portable unit also capable of running software etc.
    Daragh's on the phone at the moment. He'll call you when he's finished.
    My phone ran out of battery.
    There's an old-fashioned phone in the doctor's waiting room - it doesn't work anymore, of course.
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  • Hindi: फ़ोन (fon)
  • Urdu: فون(fon)
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phone (third-person singular simple present phones, present participle phoning, simple past and past participle phoned)

  1. (transitive) To call (someone) using a telephone.
    Phone me as soon as you land at the airport.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek φωνή (phōnḗ, sound).

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phone (plural phones)

  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.
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French[edit]

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phone m (plural phones)

  1. phon (a unit of apparent loudness)
  2. (linguistics) phone

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phone

  1. first-person singular present indicative of phoner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of phoner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of phoner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of phoner
  5. second-person singular imperative of phoner

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