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English noun: phone

1. phone (artifact) electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds


SamplesI talked to him on the telephone.


Synonymstelephone, telephone set


Broader (hypernym)electronic equipment


Narrower (hyponym)desk phone, dial phone, dial telephone, extension, extension phone, French telephone, handset, pay-phone, pay-station, radiophone, radiotelephone, speakerphone, telephone extension, wireless telephone


Part holonymmouthpiece, receiver, telephone receiver


Part meronymphone system, telephone system

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


Synonymssound, speech sound


Broader (hypernym)language unit, linguistic unit


Narrower (hyponym)consonant, glide, orinasal, orinasal phone, phoneme, semivowel, sonant, voiced sound, vowel, vowel sound


Part meronymutterance, vocalization


Domain categoryphonetics

3. phone (artifact) electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear


SamplesIt was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked.


Synonymsearphone, earpiece, headphone


Broader (hypernym)electro-acoustic transducer


Narrower (hyponym)earplug, receiver, telephone receiver


English verb: phone

1. phone (communication) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone


SamplesI tried to call you all night.
Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.


ExamplesSam cannot phone Sue , They phone


Synonymscall, call up, ring, telephone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)telecommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)call in, cell phone


Entaildial


Verb groupcall


Domain categorytelephone, telephony









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