telephone


Definition: Meaning of, telephone in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈtɛlɪfəʊn /

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telephone telephones
  1. the telephone the system of communication that you use to have a conversation with someone in another place [=  phone]
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  2. [countable] the piece of equipment that you use when you are talking to someone by telephone [=  phone]
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  3. be on the telephone to be talking to someone, using the telephone
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  4. be on the telephone to have a telephone in your home, office etc
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
telephone telephoned telephoned
Present Participle Third Person Singular
telephoning telephones
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  1. British English formal to talk to someone by telephone [=  phone, call]
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telephone used in phrases

  • cellular telephone (noun)
    1. a portable telephone that connects with the telephone network using radio waves
  • dial telephone (noun)
    1. a telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called
  • radio-telephone (noun)
    1. a telephone that works by sending and receiving radio signals and can be used in a car, boat etc
  • telephone banking (noun)
    1. a service provided by banks so that people can find out information about their bank account, pay bills etc by telephone rather than by going to a bank
  • telephone bell (noun)
    1. electric bell that rings to signal a call
  • telephone bill (noun)
    1. statement of charges for telephone service
  • telephone book (noun)
    1. a TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
  • telephone booth (noun)
    1. a small structure that is partly or completely enclosed, containing a public telephone [=  phone booth]
  • telephone box (noun)
    1. a very small building in a street where there is a telephone that the public can use
  • telephone call (noun)
    1. when you speak to someone by telephone
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