verb (used with object), phoned, phon·ing.
verb (used without object), phoned, phon·ing.
- phone book,
- phone card,
- phone hacking,
- phone in,
- phone phreak
Origin of phone1
Origin of phone2
Origin of -phone
Examples from the Web for phone
“We talked about the science the whole time the other day,” Krauss told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now it can't open on my phone due to what appears to be software incompatibility.
Eventually Morrow was released with no money, vehicle, or phone.
My wife was talking to her on the phone, and I just kinda found the courage to ask her.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The phone is apparently the one he took from his girlfriend after shooting her outside Baltimore and heading for New York.
He wasn't supposed to call us on the phone or anything like that.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Then Connie summoned her aunt by phone, and told her she must hasten home to help "get ready for the millionaire's son."Prudence Says So|Ethel Hueston
He cut in the circuit, and waited for the phone's TV screen to show the face of his caller.The Penal Cluster|Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
It seemed like years before he called back, and Malone leaped to the phone.Occasion for Disaster|Gordon Randall Garrett
He called me on the phone yesterday to ask me if he might take us over in his car.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
Word Origin for phone
Word Origin for -phone
1884, shortening of telephone (n.). Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927; phone bill 1901.
1884, from phone (n.). Related: Phoned; phoning.
"elementary sound of a spoken language," 1866, from Greek phone (see fame (n.)).
word-forming element meaning "voice, sound," also "speaker of," from Greek phone "voice, sound," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, say, tell" (cf. Latin for, fari "to speak," fama "talk, report;" see fame (n.)).