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Meaning of TELEPHONE

Pronunciation:  'telu`fown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  transmitting speech at a distance
  3. [v]  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"

TELEPHONE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: call, call up, phone, phone, ring, telephone set, telephony
 See Also: call, call forwarding, call in, call waiting, desk phone, dial, dial phone, dial telephone, electronic equipment, extension, extension phone, French telephone, handset, mouthpiece, pay-phone, pay-station, phone call, phone system, radiophone, radiotelephone, receiver, telecommunicate, telecommunication, telephone call, telephone extension, telephone receiver, telephone system, wireless telephone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tel"e*phone\, n. [Gr. ? far off + ? sound.] (Physics)
    An instrument for reproducing sounds, especially articulate
    speech, at a distance.
    Note: The ordinary telephone consists essentially of a device
          by which currents of electricity, produced by sounds
          through the agency of certain mechanical devices and
          exactly corresponding in duration and intensity to the
          vibrations of the air which attend them, are
          transmitted to a distant station, and there, acting on
          suitable mechanism, reproduce similar sounds by
          repeating the vibrations. The necessary variations in
          the electrical currents are usually produced by means
          of a microphone attached to a thin diaphragm upon which
          the voice acts, and are intensified by means of an
          induction coil. In the magnetic telephone, or
          magneto-telephone, the diaphragm is of soft iron placed
          close to the pole of a magnet upon which is wound a
          coil of fine wire, and its vibrations produce
          corresponding vibrable currents in the wire by
          induction. The mechanical, or string, telephone is a
          device in which the voice or sound causes vibrations in
          a thin diaphragm, which are directly transmitted along
          a wire or string connecting it to a similar diaphragm
          at the remote station, thus reproducing the sound. It
          does not employ electricity.
  2. \Tel"e*phone\, v. t.
    To convey or announce by telephone.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or hearing a telephone in your dream means a message from your unconscious or some sort of telepathic communication. You may be forced to confront issues which you have tried to avoid. Dreaming that you do not want to answer the ringing telephone indicates lack of communication. There is a situation or relationship that you are tying to keep at a distance. Dreaming that you have trouble hearing over the telephone means that you are the center of some malicious gossip. Dreaming that you are having a telephone conversation with someone your know, means an issue that you need to confront with that person. This issue may have to do with letting go some part of yourself.