Phone is short for telephone, meaning the instrument used to call others.(noun)
An example of a phone is a telephone in your house.
To phone is short for to telephone, meaning to call someone using a telephone.(verb)
An example of phone is to call your mom using a cell phone.
Phone is defined as a certain type of sound.(suffix)
See phone in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Gr phōnē, a sound: see phono-
Origin: < Gr phōnē, a sound: see phono-
See phone in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Short for telephone.
Origin: Greek phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: From Greek phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
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