- Phone is short for telephone, meaning the instrument used to call others.
An example of a phone is a telephone in your house.
- Phone is defined as a certain type of sound.
- An example of phone used as a suffix is a telephone, an instrument to transmit sound.
- An example of phone used as a suffix is a saxophone, a musical instrument.
- To phone is short for to telephone, meaning to call someone using a telephone.
An example of phone is to call your mom using a cell phone.
A phone is a telephone.
Origin of phoneClassical Greek phōnē, a sound: see phono-
- a device producing or transmitting sound: saxophone, megaphone
- a telephone: interphone
Origin of -phone; from Classical Greek phōnē, a sound: see phono-
verbphoned phoned, phon·ing, phones
- 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.
- To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
Origin of phoneShort for telephone.
Origin of phoneGreek phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Sound: homophone.
- Device that receives or emits sound: geophone.
- Speaker of a language: Anglophone.
Origin of -phoneFrom Greek phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present phones, present participle phoning, simple past and past participle phoned)
Shortening of telephone.
- (linguistics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
From Ancient Greek φωνή (phone, “sound”), related to fame.