ex-directory


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ex-directory

adj
(Telecommunications) chiefly Brit not listed in a telephone directory, by request, and not disclosed to inquirers. US and Canadian term: unlisted

ex-di•rec•to•ry

(ˌɛks dɪˈrɛk tə ri, -tri, -daɪ-)

adj.
Brit. (of a telephone number) unlisted in a telephone directory.
[1935–40]

ex-directory

(phone number) unlisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ex-directory - (of telephone numbers) not listed in the telephone directory; "an ex-directory number" (British usage)
unlisted - not on a list; "an unlisted telephone number"
Translations

ex-directory

[ˌeksdɪˈrektərɪ] (Brit) ADJ the number is ex-directoryel número no figura en la guía
they are ex-directorysu número no figura en la guía
he had to go ex-directorytuvo que pedir que su número no figurara en la guía

ex-directory

adj (Brit) to be ex-directorynicht im Telefonbuch stehen

ex-directory

[ˌɛksdɪˈrɛktərɪ] adj (Brit) → fuori elenco
to go ex-directory → non avere il numero di telefono sull'elenco
ex-directory (phone) number → numero (telefonico) fuori elenco
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But the worry over the threat and the nagging fear that Sullivan is capable of getting hold of their ex-directory
Hodgins, who himself has an ex-directory number, last night said he had no comment to make.
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When contacted yesterday, Slattery said: 'This number's ex-directory.
Angelique - the victim earlier this month of weirdos who broke into her home and stole her underwear - suspects the tycoon must have hired a private detective to get hold of her ex-directory phone number.
For this reason, as a recent convert to the Internet, I have taken the decision that my own e-mail address will be the electronic equivalent of ex-directory.
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Pavarotti is going ex-directory as fast as possible.
Research has shown that a growing number of people are going ex-directory to avoid nuisance calls and telesales staff.
BT will not change the phone number or make it ex-directory unless asked by the new tenants.
Sobering thought for today: There are at least 17 Maxine Carrs in the UK all of whom are now ex-directory.
Go ex-directory and carry a mobile and an alarm with you when you are out.