verb (used with object), phoned, phon·ing.
verb (used without object), phoned, phon·ing.
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Origin of phone1
Definition for phone (2 of 3)
Origin of phone2
OTHER WORDS FROM phonephonal, adjective
Definition for phone (3 of 3)
Origin of -phone
Example sentences from the Web for phone
Behind the scenes, your phone is constantly sending out little Bluetooth chirps.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“It took dozens and dozens of phone calls, night after night, sometimes it seemed like all night, working through language barriers and the 13-hour time difference,” the governor would write in his book.Hogan’s first batch of coronavirus tests from South Korea were flawed, never used|Steve Thompson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Perdue also spoke on the phone to Mnuchin while the regulation was being hashed out in late November 2018, according to the Treasury secretary’s public calendar.Georgia Senator David Perdue Privately Pushed for a Tax Break for Rich Sports Teamowners|by Robert Faturechi and Justin Elliott|November 20, 2020|ProPublica
When we are out with others, he has no problem looking at something on their phones.Carolyn Hax: Cellphones push his buttons, and he pushes back|Carolyn Hax|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“It’s a threat to our constitutional order that’s unfolding right now,” Greabe said by phone Thursday.Rudy Giuliani’s post-election meltdown starts to become literal|Dan Zak, Josh Dawsey|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Finally, after phoning her house for months, her mother revealed to Borges that Elsa was married.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The president of the United States was phoning our office with his “suggestions.”Send In Bill Clinton to Save the Democratic Midterm Campaign|Robert Shrum|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The head of the Media Research Center has allegedly been phoning it in for years.Ex-Employees of Conservative Figure L. Brent Bozell Say He Didn’t Write His Books or Columns|Ben Jacobs|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As soon as New York knew, their families were phoning Los Angeles.Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy on the Glory Days of ‘Dallas’|Maria Elena Fernandez|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Phoning into book clubs was one way she could help promote from home.
Now as for your going out of the woods tomorrow and phoning your father, Garry, I would advise against it.The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves|Claude A. Labelle
Now the paper is out, and now they are 'phoning each other, "Have you read about it?"Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter|August Strindberg
It must be his uncle, phoning to tell him that he had been detained.Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery|Graham M. Dean
Think of him 'phoning me, instead of his wife sitting down and writing us a regular bid!Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis
"Of course, or I'd have sent word by you instead of phoning," said Elinor quickly.Miss Pat at School|Pemberton Ginther