800 number

noun

: a toll-free telephone number for long-distance calls that is prefixed by the number 800

Examples of 800 number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The person making the nomination fills out an online form or calls the 800 number. Dallas News, 9 Nov. 2022 Before 988 went live, those seeking help had to dial a 10-digit 800 number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2022 The three-digit number is expected to be easier to remember in times of crisis than the 10-digit 800 number currently handled by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Daniella Silva, NBC News, 14 July 2022 Even better, call the company’s 800 number or get the store to give you an email or address for their corporate office and fire off a complaint. Laura Daily, Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2023 The 800 number required for activation had no option to activate the cards but was updated Monday after complaints and an inquiry from The Times. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2022 Someone wanting to send you a message, who didn't even have to be a subscriber, could call a special 800 number (or a 703 number in Virginia) and provide the account number and then a message of up to 100 words. Cameron Kaiser, Ars Technica, 4 Aug. 2022 The client set up a partner-help email, a chatline and an 800 number. Norma Watenpaugh, Forbes, 18 July 2022 These letters usually give a number to call that’s different from the main 800 number, and the chances of getting through are far higher—especially for calls made early or late in the day and not on Monday, according to an IRS spokesman. Laura Saunders, WSJ, 7 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of 800 number was in 1971

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“800 number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/800%20number. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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