phone noun (PHONE)
A1 [ C or U ] formal telephone a device that uses either a system of wires along which electrical signals are sent or a system of radio signals to make it possible for you to speak to someone in another place who has a similar device電話
- Just as I was sitting down to watch TV, the phone rang.
- Every time I ring her, the phone is engaged.
- We've spoken on the phone but never face-to-face.
- After he was attacked, he managed to stagger to the phone and call for help.
- "There's someone on the phone for you." "What do they want?"
phoneverb [ I or T ]uk /fəʊn/ us /foʊn/
A1 to communicate with someone by phone（給…）打電話
- Hadn't you better phone home? Your parents will be wondering where you are.
- He said he'd phone back first thing tomorrow.
- I tried to phone her but couldn't get through.
- The shop phoned to say your order has come in.
- Who could be phoning us at this unearthly hour?