phone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v phone get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone "I tried to call you all night","Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
    • n phone electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
    • n phone electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds "I talked to him on the telephone"
    • n phone (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Talking on a cellular phone while driving is against the law in Israel.
    • n. & v. t Phone Colloq. for Telephone.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The phone number of the white house is: (202) 456-1414.
    • n phone A sound; a vocal sound; a tone produced by the vibration of the vocal cords; one of the primary elements of utterance. See phonate, phonetic.
    • n phone A telephone: generally applied to the receiver, but sometimes to the whole apparatus.
    • phone To telephone.
    • ***

Quotations

  • Lenny Bruce
    Lenny%20Bruce
    “Communism is like one big phone company.”
  • James Thurber
    James%20Thurber
    “Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?”
  • Johnny Carson
    Johnny Carson
    “For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.”
  • George Foreman
    George Foreman
    “My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.”
  • Stephen Levine
    Stephen Levine
    “If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?”
  • Charles Beacham
    Charles Beacham
    “If you want to give a man credit, put it in writing. If you want to give him hell, do it on the phone.”

Usage

In literature:

Kent took a suit-phone from one of their space-suits and rapidly, tuned it to match the one he had left with Marta Mallen.
"The Sargasso of Space" by Edmond Hamilton
Kelley went back to his little office, gathered his small belongings together, and called up Harford on the 'phone.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
He had no sooner replaced the phone when there was a pounding on the door.
"The Shining Cow" by Alex James
No, I cannot tell you over the 'phone.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
Coleman was talking on the phone, his voice occasionally rising in a petulant whine.
"The Velvet Glove" by Harry Harrison
Someone 'phoned me beastly hurriedly.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
It's connected with this house by 'phone.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
He must have turned away from the 'phone.
"Sorry: Wrong Dimension" by Ross Rocklynne
A policeman came and shook his head and went away and phoned.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
I've got to go back now and try the phone again.
"Martians Never Die" by Lucius Daniel
***

In poetry:

You say, I will pay it—
Else you'll take out my phone?
You better let
My phone alone.
"Madam And The Phone Bill" by Langston Hughes
She phoned them when the Round was Nine:
'How is my hero in the fray?'
They yelled: 'He leads; he's doing fine,—
Joe's sure Okay.'
"Boxer's Wife" by Robert W Service
She phoned them when the Round was Eight:
'How is my Joe?' they heard her say.
They answered: 'Gee! He's going great,
Your guy's Okay.'
"Boxer's Wife" by Robert W Service
Phone for the fish knives, Norman
As cook is a little unnerved;
You kiddies have crumpled the serviettes
And I must have things daintily served.
"How To Get On In Society" by Sir John Betjeman
It makes me laugh
to see a woman in this condition.
It makes me laugh for America and New York city
when your hands are cut off
and no one answers the phone.
"The Fury Of Abandonment" by Anne Sexton
All that summer I learned life
back into my own
seven rooms, visited the swan boats,
the market, answered the phone,
served cocktails as a wife
should, made love among my petticoats
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton

In news:

"With more than 90% of consumers owning cell phones , retailers will get more consumers who are savvy and want to use their mobile phones ," Fetto says.
Uncategorized Tags: cell phone , google, phone book.
The Allen County Sheriff's department is looking into several recent phone calls in regards to a phone scam.
But with the ubiquity of smartphones offering Internet access—such as the iPhone, Windows Mobile phones , and BlackBerrys—you can now do the same thing oh-so-conveniently right from your phone .
He made the mistake of taking a few self-portraits with a fan's cell phone which led to phones being thrown at him on stage.
I answer the phone all day, but sometimes it only takes one phone call to change your whole day — sometimes even your life.
The spy phone-call interceptor is the ultimate in surveillance technology and allows you to listen into on going conversations on the target phone.
Vonage, a pioneer of home phone service over the Internet, has a new application for the iPhone and Android phones that provides free calls between Facebook users.
Phone service has been restored to a large portion of Northwest Minnesota that was without landline phone service Tuesday night.
AT&T phone service which crippled phone users throughout Michigan restored.
Do you tend to use your cell phone more than your home phone.
Many of us have been there – you walk into the bathroom, the phone rings, you see who is calling and the phone slips – whoops, there she goes, right into the toilet.
Breaking your cell phone can be incredibly stressful especially when you know that you can not afford to buy a new phone at full retail video.
You plug the Beamer into your regular phone jack and your phone into the Beamer -- so much for installation.
Hotty.com SIP Phone for Phone Sex over IP.
***

In science:

One difficulty of the approach is, in fact, having a t−1 sided die readily available, as during a phone survey.
Negative Surveys
After listening to phone conversations with A.
Branching diffusions, superdiffusions and random media
All phone numbers from ”5550000” to ”5559999” are valid user names of this provider.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
In this special case no media is sent at all and the session is terminated as soon as the phone rings (e.g. when a ”180 Ringing” is received).
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
The authors of present a list of collected fingerprints of standard hard and soft phones.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
***