phone


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Phone \Phone\, n. [Colloq. for Telephone.]
   1. An instrument that converts sound into signals that can be
      transmitted over distances and then converts received
      signals back into sounds; a telephone; as, I talked to him
      on the phone.

   Syn: telephone, telephone set.
        [WordNet 1.5]

   2. (Phonetics) An individual sound unit of speech without
      concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some
      language. A speech sound.

   Syn: speech sound, sound.
        [WordNet 1.5]

   3. A device for converting electric signals into sounds; it
      is held over or inserted into the ear.

   Syn: earearpiece, headphone, phone.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

phone \phone\, v. t.
   To get or try to get into communication with, using a
   telephone; as, I phoned him this morning.

   Syn: call, telephone, call up, ring.
        [PJC]

              E. T. phone home.                   --E. T. (the
                                                  movie)
        [PJC]
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