phone

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
phone

Plural
phones

  1. A phone is a tool for speaking to people who are far away.
    Can I borrow your phone? I need to call my friend.
    The phone's ringing. Can you answer it?
    "Goodbye!" she said, and put the phone down.
  2. A phone is a smartphone.
    This classroom does not allow students to use their phones during class.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
phone

Third-person singular
phones

Past tense
phoned

Past participle
phoned

Present participle
phoning

  1. If you contact somebody using a phone, you phone them.
    Hey, I'll phone you tonight and we can decide what to do.
    I phoned up my friend and asked her to come over at 8:00.