HyperDic: telephone

English > 3 senses of the word telephone:
NOUNartifacttelephone, phone, telephone setelectronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
communicationtelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
VERBcommunicationtelephone, call, call up, phone, ringget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
telephone > pronunciation
Soundsteh'lahfow.n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > telephone: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningelectronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds.
Example"I talked to him on the telephone"
Synonymsphone, telephone set
Part oftelephone system, phone systemA communication system that transmits sound between distant points
PartsmouthpieceAn acoustic device
telephone receiver, receiverearphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
Narrowerdesk phoneA telephone set that sits on a desk or table
dial telephone, dial phoneA telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called
extension, telephone extension, extension phoneAn additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
handset, French telephonetelephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
pay-phone, pay-stationA coin-operated telephone
radiotelephone, radiophone, wireless telephoneA telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables
speakerphoneA telephone with a microphone and loudspeaker
Broaderelectronic equipmentequipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
Spanishteléfono
Catalantelèfon
Verbstelephoneget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
English > telephone: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningtransmitting speech at a distance.
Synonymtelephony
Category ofcall, telephone, call up, phone, ringGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
call inmake a phone call
cell phonecall up by using a cellular phone
dialoperate a dial to select a telephone number
hang on, hold the line, hold onhold the phone line open
Narrowercall, phone call, telephone callA telephone connection
call forwardingLets you transfer your incoming calls to any telephone that you can dial direct
call waitingA way of letting you know that someone else is calling when you are using your telephone
voice mail, voicemailA computerized system for answering and routing telephone calls
Broadertelecommunication, telecom(often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
Spanishtelefonía, teléfono
Catalantelefonia, telèfon
Adjectivestelephonicof or relating to telephony
Verbstelephoneget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
English > telephone: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot telephone Sue; They telephone
Synonymscall, call up, phone, ring
Categorytelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
Entailsdialoperate a dial to select a telephone number
Entailed byhang on, hold the line, hold onhold the phone line open
Narrowercall inmake a phone call
cell phonecall up by using a cellular phone
BroadertelecommunicateCommunicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
Similar tocallsend a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.
Spanishdenominar, llamar por teléfono, llamar, telefonear, teléfono
Catalancridar, denominar, telefonar, tocar, trucar
Nounstelephoneelectronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
telephonetransmitting speech at a distance
telephonerthe person initiating a telephone call

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