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phone 1

 (fōn)
n.
A telephone.
v. phoned, phon·ing, phones
v.tr.
1.
a. To make or try to make a telephone connection with; place a call to.
b. To dial (a specific number): Phone 411 for directory assistance.
2. To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
v.intr.
To telephone.
Idiom:
phone it in
To do something in a perfunctory way or with little interest: One of the actors in the play was just phoning it in.

[Short for telephone.]

phone 2

 (fōn)
n.
A speech sound considered without reference to its status as a phoneme or an allophone in a language.

[Greek phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

phone

(fəʊn)
n, vb
(Telecommunications) short for telephone

phone

(fəʊn)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a single uncomplicated speech sound
[C19: from Greek phōnē sound, voice]

phone1

(foʊn)

n., v.t., v.i. phoned, phon•ing.
telephone.
[1880–85]

phone2

(foʊn)

n.
a single speech sound. Compare allophone, phoneme.
[1865–70; < Greek phōnḗ voice]

-phone

a combining form meaning “speech sound” (homophone), “speaker” (of the language specified) (Francophone), “an instrument of sound transmission or reproduction” (telephone), “a musical instrument” (saxophone; xylophone).
[see phone2]

phone

When you phone someone, you dial their phone number and speak to them by phone.

I need to phone my mother.
Luis phoned us to say he had arrived.

You can also phone a place.

He phoned work to tell them he was ill.
I'll phone the cinema and find out what time the film starts.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'to' after phone. Don't say, for example, 'I need to phone to my mother'.

phone


Past participle: phoned
Gerund: phoning

Imperative
phone
phone
Present
I phone
you phone
he/she/it phones
we phone
you phone
they phone
Preterite
I phoned
you phoned
he/she/it phoned
we phoned
you phoned
they phoned
Present Continuous
I am phoning
you are phoning
he/she/it is phoning
we are phoning
you are phoning
they are phoning
Present Perfect
I have phoned
you have phoned
he/she/it has phoned
we have phoned
you have phoned
they have phoned
Past Continuous
I was phoning
you were phoning
he/she/it was phoning
we were phoning
you were phoning
they were phoning
Past Perfect
I had phoned
you had phoned
he/she/it had phoned
we had phoned
you had phoned
they had phoned
Future
I will phone
you will phone
he/she/it will phone
we will phone
you will phone
they will phone
Future Perfect
I will have phoned
you will have phoned
he/she/it will have phoned
we will have phoned
you will have phoned
they will have phoned
Future Continuous
I will be phoning
you will be phoning
he/she/it will be phoning
we will be phoning
you will be phoning
they will be phoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been phoning
you have been phoning
he/she/it has been phoning
we have been phoning
you have been phoning
they have been phoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been phoning
you will have been phoning
he/she/it will have been phoning
we will have been phoning
you will have been phoning
they will have been phoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been phoning
you had been phoning
he/she/it had been phoning
we had been phoning
you had been phoning
they had been phoning
Conditional
I would phone
you would phone
he/she/it would phone
we would phone
you would phone
they would phone
Past Conditional
I would have phoned
you would have phoned
he/she/it would have phoned
we would have phoned
you would have phoned
they would have phoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phone - electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into soundsphone - electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"
desk phone - a telephone set that sits on a desk or table
dial phone, dial telephone - a telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
extension phone, telephone extension, extension - an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
French telephone, handset - telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
mouthpiece - an acoustic device; the part of a telephone into which a person speaks
pay-phone, pay-station - a coin-operated telephone
radiophone, radiotelephone, wireless telephone - a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables
speakerphone - a telephone with a microphone and loudspeaker; can be used without picking up a handset; several people can participate in a call at the same time
telephone receiver, receiver - earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
phone system, telephone system - a communication system that transmits sound between distant points
2.phone - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
phonetics - the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
phoneme - (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
vowel, vowel sound - a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
glide, semivowel - a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
orinasal, orinasal phone - a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
sonant, voiced sound - a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
3.phone - electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into soundsphone - electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear; "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
earplug - an earphone that is inserted into the ear canal
electro-acoustic transducer - a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
telephone receiver, receiver - earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
Verb1.phone - get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
telephony, telephone - transmitting speech at a distance
cell phone - call up by using a cellular phone; "If the train is late, I will cell phone you"
call in - make a phone call; "call in to a radio station"; "call in sick"
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
call - send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"

phone

noun
1. telephone, blower (informal), dog and bone (slang) I spoke to her on the phone only yesterday.
2. call, ring (informal, chiefly Brit.), bell (Brit. slang), buzz (informal), tinkle (Brit. informal) If you need anything, give me a phone.
verb
1. call, telephone, ring (up) (informal, chiefly Brit.), give someone a call, give someone a ring (informal, chiefly Brit.), make a call, give someone a buzz (informal), give someone a bell (Brit. slang), give someone a tinkle (Brit. informal), get on the blower (informal) I got more and more angry as I waited for her to phone.

phone

verb
Informal. To communicate with (someone) by telephone:
Informal: dial.
Idioms: get someone on the horn, give someone a buzz.
Translations
تلفنهَاتِفٌهاتِفيَتَصِّلُ بِهَاتِفٍيُهاتِف، يَتَّصِل هاتِفيّا
telefontelefonovatzatelefonovathláska
telefontelefonereringe
puhelinsoittaa
telefontelefonirati
telepon
símihringjahringja í
denwa電話電話をかける
전화전화하다
telefonastelefono abonentų knygatelefono kortelėpaskambinti
telefonszvanīt pa telefonu
telefon
ležiacitelefonovaťvolaťzatelefonovaťzavolať
telefontelefonirati
ringatelefontelefonera
simu
โทรโทรศัพท์
điện thoạigọi điện thoại

phone

[fəʊn]
A. Nteléfono m
the phone hasn't stopped ringing all afternoonel teléfono no ha dejado de sonar toda la tarde
he can't come to the phone just nowahora no puede ponerse or venir al teléfono
by phonepor teléfono
to get off the phonecolgar (el teléfono)
to be on the phone (Brit) (= have a telephone) → tener teléfono; (= be in conversation) → estar hablando por teléfono
who was that on the phone?¿con quién estabas hablando por teléfono?
there's someone on the phone for youte llama alguien por teléfono, hay alguien al teléfono que quiere hablar contigo
I spent an hour on the phone trying to sort things outme pasé una hora al teléfono intentando resolver las cosas
Dennis sounded very excited on the phoneDennis parecía muy entusiasmado por teléfono
he immediately got on the phone to his solicitorllamó por teléfono a su abogado inmediatamente
I can't talk about it over the phoneno puedo hablar de ello por teléfono
public phoneteléfono m público
to put down the phonecolgar el teléfono
see also car B
see also mobile, pay D
B. VT [+ person] → llamar (por teléfono); [+ number] → llamar a
to phone the hospital/officellamar al hospital/a la oficina
I have to phone Helsinki againtengo que hablar con Helsinki otra vez
I tried phoning the emergency numberintenté llamar al número de emergencia
write to us or phone 0171 586 4034escríbanos o llámenos al 0171 586 4034
C. VIllamar (por teléfono)
she phoned to say she would be latellamó para decir que llegaría tarde
shall I phone for a taxi?¿llamo a un taxi?, ¿quieres que llame a or pida un taxi?
D. CPD phone bill Ncuenta f del teléfono, factura f del teléfono
he ran up a £240 phone billgastó 240 libras de teléfono
phone book Nguía f (telefónica)
she's not in the phone booksu número no viene en la guía
phone booth Ncabina f (telefónica)
phone box N (Brit) → cabina f (telefónica)
phone call Nllamada f (telefónica)
there's a phone call for youtienes una llamada (telefónica)
to make a phone callhacer una llamada (telefónica)
phone company Ncompañía f telefónica
phone line Nlínea f de teléfono
the phone lines are busylas líneas de telefóno están ocupadas
phone number Nnúmero m de teléfono
we need your daytime phone numbernos hace falta un número de teléfono en el que se lo pueda contactar durante el día
phone tapping Nintervención f telefónica, pinchazo m de teléfono
phone back
A. VT + ADV (= return call) → llamar; (= call again) → volver a llamar
B. VI + ADV (return call) → llamar; (= call again) → volver a llamar
they asked you to phone back - urgentlyte pidieron que llamaras - urgentemente
he's not here, could you phone back tomorrow?no está aquí, ¿podría volver a llamar mañana?
phone down VI + ADV just wait while I phone down to receptionespere un momento mientras llamo (abajo) a la recepción
phone in
A. VI + ADVllamar
listeners can phone in with their viewslos oyentes pueden llamar para expresar sus puntos de vista
phone in to base if you change your planssi cambia de planes, llame por teléfono para comunicárselo a la base
you could always phone in sicksiempre podrías llamar diciendo que estás enfermo
B. VT + ADV she had phoned in a message for Wade to call herhabía llamado dejando un mensaje para Wade de que la llamara
our reporter phoned in this account of what had happenednuestro reportero nos mandó por teléfono esta versión de lo ocurrido
you can phone in your order on 0898 060606puede hacer su pedido llamando al 0898 060606
phone out VI + ADVllamar al exterior
phone round
A. VI + ADVllamar a varios sitios
B. VI + PREP he phoned round all his friendsllamó a todos sus amigos
phone through
A. VT + ADV phone through your order on our special credit card linehaga su pedido por teléfono a través de nuestra línea especial para tarjetas de crédito
B. VI + ADVllamar
I still haven't managed to phone through to my wifeaún no he conseguido llamar a mi esposa
phone up
A. VT + ADVllamar
I must phone her up tonightdebo llamarla esta noche
B. VI + ADVllamar

phone

[ˈfəʊn]
ntéléphone m
Where's the phone? → est le téléphone?
Is there a phone here? → Est-ce qu'il y a un téléphone ici?
by phone → par téléphone
over the phone → au téléphone
to use the phone → se servir du téléphone, téléphoner
Can I use the phone, please? → Est-ce que je peux me servir du téléphone, s'il vous plaît?, Est-ce que je peux téléphoner, s'il vous plaît?
to be on the phone (= be calling) → être au téléphone
She's on the phone at the moment → Elle est au téléphone en ce moment.
I was on the phone for two hours last night → Je suis resté au téléphone pendant deux heures hier soir. (= have a phone) → avoir le téléphone
They weren't on the phone → Ils n'avaient pas le téléphone.
vt [+ person, organization] → téléphoner à
I'll phone the station → Je vais téléphoner à la gare.
to phone to say sth → téléphoner pour dire qch
He phoned me to say he was on his way → Il m'a téléphoné pour dire qu'il était en chemin.
vitéléphoner
I waited for her to phone → J'attendais qu'elle téléphone.
I'll phone and ask them → Je vais téléphoner et leur demander.
modif [conversation, interview, poll] → téléphonique; [charge] → téléphonique
phone back
vt seprappeler
I'll ask him to phone you back as soon as he gets in → Je lui demanderai de vous rappeler dès qu'il arrivera.
virappeler
phone in
vi
to phone in sick → téléphoner pour dire qu'on est malade
to phone in to a radio programme → téléphoner à une émission de radio
phone up
vt septéléphoner à
vitéléphoner
Phone up and ask to speak to the Director → Téléphonez et demandez à parler au directeur.phone bill nfacture f de téléphonephone book nannuaire m téléphoniquephone booth n
(in station, hotel)téléphone m public
(US) (in street)cabine f téléphoniquephone box phone booth ncabine f téléphoniquephone call nappel m, appel m téléphonique
There's a phone call for you → Il y a un appel pour vous.
to make a phone call → téléphoner
Can I make a phone call? → Est-ce que je peux téléphoner?

phone

:
phone bill
phone book
nTelefonbuch nt
phone booth
n
(in station, hotel etc) → Fernsprechhaube f
(US: = call box) → Telefonzelle f
phonecard
nTelefonkarte f
phone dialer
n (Comput: program) → Wählhilfe(programm nt) f
phone-in
n Rundfunkprogramm, an dem sich Hörer per Telefon beteiligen können, → Phone-in nt

phone

1
nTelefon nt; to be on the phone (= be a subscriber)Telefon haben; (= be speaking)am Telefon sein; I’ll give you a phone (inf)ich ruf dich an
vt personanrufen; messagetelefonisch übermitteln

phone

2
n (Ling) → Phon nt

phone

[fəʊn]
1. ntelefono
to be on the phone → avere il telefono (be calling) → essere al telefono
2. vttelefonare a
3. vitelefonare
phone back vt + adv & vi + advrichiamare
phone up vt + adv to phone sb updare un colpo di telefono a qn

phone

(fəun) noun
a telephone. We were talking on the phone.
verb
to telephone (a person, message or place). I'll phone you this evening.
ˈphone book noun
a telephone directory. Look up his number in the phone book.
ˈphone booth noun
= telephone booth.
ˈphone box noun
= telephone box.
ˈphone call noun
a telephone call. I need to make a phone call; You had a (phone) call from Ron.
ˈphonecard noun
a plastic card for making calls from a public telephone box.
phone up
to (try to) speak to (someone) by means of the telephone. I'll phone (him) up and ask about it.

phone

هَاتِفٌ, يَتَصِّلُ بِهَاتِفٍ telefon, zatelefonovat ringe, telefon anrufen, Telefon τηλέφωνο, τηλεφωνώ telefonear, teléfono puhelin, soittaa téléphone, téléphoner telefon, telefonirati telefonare, telefono 電話, 電話をかける 전화, 전화하다 bellen, telefoon ringe, telefon telefon, zatelefonować telefonar, telefone звонить по телефону, телефон ringa, telefon โทร, โทรศัพท์ telefon, telefon etmek điện thoại, gọi điện thoại 打电话, 电话

phone

n. teléfono;
___ callllamada telefónica.

phone

n (fam) teléfono; cellular —, cell — (fam) teléfono celular, celular m (fam)
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