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.
Checking a caller's identification by ringing their employer, using the telephone number from your telephone book and not one they might supply.
It's true what they say about bona fide stars like Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones--they could indeed hold us spellbound simply by reading the New York telephone book. Not that "The Gin Game" is as insubstantial as the contents of that directory.
THEY JUST LOOK ME UP IN THE MANHATTAN TELEPHONE BOOK, CALL AND TELL ME HOW WONDERFUL I AM.
Another question was: Why the visit if the telephone numbers the STL staff were looking for could be obtained on a CD (another columnist said the numbers could be obtained from a telephone book).
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.