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phone         

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1]  

      n  
      vb      short for       telephone  
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phone          [2]  
      n     (Phonetics)   a single uncomplicated speech sound  
     (C19: from Greek phone sound, voice)  

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telephone  
      n  
1   
a      (Also called)    telephone set   an electrical device for transmitting speech, consisting of a microphone and receiver mounted on a handset  
b    (as modifier)  
a telephone receiver     
2   
a    a worldwide system of communications using telephones. The microphone in one telephone converts sound waves into electrical signals that are transmitted along a telephone wire or by radio to one or more distant sets, the receivers of which reconvert the incoming signal into the original sound  
b    (as modifier)  
a telephone exchange, a telephone call     
3       See       telephone box  
      vb  
4    to call or talk to (a person) by telephone  
5    to transmit (a recorded message, radio or television programme, or other information) by telephone, using special transmitting and receiving equipment,   (Often shortened to)    phone         
  telephoner      n  
  telephonic      adj  
  telephonically      adv  


car phone  
      n   a telephone that operates by cellular radio for use in a car  
mobile phone  
      n   a portable telephone that works by means of a cellular radio system  
phone          [1]  
      n  
      vb      short for       telephone  
phone          [2]  
      n     (Phonetics)   a single uncomplicated speech sound  
     (C19: from Greek phone sound, voice)  
-phone  
      combining form  
1    forming nouns   indicating voice, sound, or a device giving off sound  
microphone, telephone     
2    forming nouns and adjectives   (a person) speaking a particular language  
Francophone     
     (from Greek phone voice, sound)  
  -phonic      adj combining form  
phone-in  
      n  
a    a radio or television programme in which listeners' or viewers' questions, comments, etc., are telephoned to the studio and broadcast live  
b    (as modifier)  
a phone-in discussion     

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phone

  

      n  
1    blower     (informal)   telephone  
2    bell     (Brit. slang)   buzz     (informal)   call, ring     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   tinkle     (Brit. informal)  
      vb  
3    buzz     (informal)   call, get on the blower     (informal)   give someone a bell     (Brit. slang)   give someone a buzz     (informal)   give someone a call, give someone a ring     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   give someone a tinkle     (Brit. informal)   make a call, ring (up)     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   telephone  

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exp.
give a phone call
E.g.: Just give me a ring when you want to go out.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
v.
to blag information is to obtain it illegally by impersonating somebody on the phone
n.
blend of 'phone' and 'tablet', a phablet is an oversized mobile device having a screen which is intermediate between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer
Ex: Your phablet is a little bulky for my taste but I must admit it offers a better visual experience for Web pages than my smartphone.
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
n.
a person who accesses the Internet from multiple devices (computer, tablet, mobile phone...)
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