telephone book


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telephone book

n.
A directory of the names of telephone subscribers with their telephone numbers and often their addresses.

tel′ephone book`


n.
a directory of addresses and telephone numbers of telephone subscribers in a particular area.
Also called tel′ephone direc`tory.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephone book - a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numberstelephone book - a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers
directory - an alphabetical list of names and addresses
white pages - a telephone directory or section of a directory (usually printed on white paper) where the names of people are listed alphabetically along with their telephone numbers
yellow pages - a telephone directory or section of a directory (usually printed on yellow paper) where business products and services are listed alphabetically by field along with classified advertising
References in classic literature ?
I took a taxi, and having ascertained the address from the telephone book, I made for the Oxygen Tube Supply Company in Oxford Street.
The business has an active well placed web page, and local telephone book ads.
THEY JUST LOOK ME UP IN THE MANHATTAN TELEPHONE BOOK, CALL AND TELL ME HOW WONDERFUL I AM.
choose someone from the telephone book or a local trade directory.
1878: The first telephone book was issued, in the USA.
Not one is listed in the Oxford telephone book, and only one blacksmith is in the Worcester telephone book.
People use it rather than look up the telephone book or contact directory enquiries
First, gather the following items: last year's telephone book or a large catalogue, a roll of paper towels, and garden clippers.
The study cited as an example the process of looking up a number in a telephone book, and remembering it so you could dial the number.
Brighton College turned its attention abroad after contacting all 600 Peytons in the UK telephone book.
Then there is my other main moan of the moment, the chap who looks like a student who is locked in a windowless room with nothing but a telephone book.
The group compiled the first edition of the telephone book, comprising about 900 households, following the volcanic activity in June 2000.