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Meaning & Definition of Phone in English

English

Phone

/foʊn/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • telephone
  • ,
  • phone
  • ,
  • telephone set

2. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

    synonym:
  • phone
  • ,
  • speech sound
  • ,
  • sound

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • earphone
  • ,
  • earpiece
  • ,
  • headphone
  • ,
  • phone

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • call
  • ,
  • telephone
  • ,
  • call up
  • ,
  • phone
  • ,
  • ring

Examples of using

Tom doesn't have a cell phone.
If you want to answer the phone, stay home.
Did you charge the battery of your mobile phone?