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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun and verb Phone
Colloq. for Telephone.
noun Phone
a speech sound.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. 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")
  2. 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")
  3. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  4. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

Short for telephone.

  1. A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.

From Ancient Greek φωνή (phōnḗ, “sound”).

  1. (phonetics) 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.

    phone was also found in the following language(s): French

    Notable Persons Named Phone

    Phone Ranger is a comics character.


    Phone was born in Myanmar.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Phone

    Nayzar Khine Phone is an athlete for the Thanlyin Technological University FC.


    Fun Facts about the name Phone

    • When was the first name Phone first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Phone is Thursday, June 14th, 1888.
    • How unique is the name Phone? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Phone. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Phone: Your name in reverse order is Enohp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Phneo. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Phone born Mar 20, 2013

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

    As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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