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    phone - Dictionary definition and meaning for word phone

    (noun) electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    Synonyms : telephone , telephone set
    Example Sentence
    • I talked to him on the telephone
    (noun) (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    Synonyms : sound , speech sound
    (noun) electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
    Synonyms : earphone , earpiece , headphone
    Example Sentence
    • it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked
    (verb) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
    Synonyms : call , call up , ring , telephone
    Example Sentence
    • I tried to call you all night
    • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning
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