(noun, verb)


1. 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

Similar word(s): phone

Definition categories: man–made

2. transmitting speech at a distance

Similar word(s): telephony

Definition categories: communication, telecom, telecommunication


1. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

Similar word(s): call, phone, ring

Definition categories: communication, telecommunicate