HyperDic: phone

English > 4 senses of the word phone:
NOUNartifactphone, telephone, telephone setelectronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
communicationphone, speech sound, sound(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
artifactphone, earphone, earpiece, headphoneelectro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds
VERBcommunicationphone, call, telephone, call up, ringget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
phone > pronunciation
Soundsfow'n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > phone: 4 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"
Synonymstelephone, 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
Verbsphoneget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
English > phone: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language.
Synonymsspeech sound, sound
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
Part ofutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
NarrowerconsonantA speech sound that is not a vowel
orinasal phone, orinasalA speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
phoneme(linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
semivowel, glideA vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
sonant, voiced soundA speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
vowel, vowel soundA speech sound made with the vocal tract open
Broaderlanguage unit, linguistic unitOne of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
Spanishfonema, fono, sonido
Catalanfonema, so
Adjectivesphoneticof or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds
phonetic, phonicof or relating to speech sounds
phonicrelating to speech
Verbsphonateutter speech sounds
English > phone: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningelectro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear.
Example"it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
Synonymsearphone, earpiece, headphone
NarrowerearplugAn earphone that is inserted into the ear canal
telephone receiver, receiverearphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
Broaderelectro-acoustic transducerA transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
Spanishaudífono, auriculares, auricular
Catalanauricular
English > phone: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot phone Sue; They phone
Synonymscall, telephone, call up, 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
Nounsphoneelectronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
phonerthe person initiating a telephone call

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