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Meaning & Definition of Phone in English





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"
  • 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

  • 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"
  • earphone,
  • earpiece,
  • headphone,
  • phone


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"
  • call,
  • telephone,
  • call up,
  • phone,
  • ring

Examples of using

She isn't answering her phone.
I doubt that Tom knows Mary's phone number.
I wonder if Tom knows Mary's phone number.