directory assistance

noun

Definition of directory assistance

US

  1. :  a service that people can call to get the telephone number for a person or organization

Word by Word Definitions

directoryplay
  1. :  serving to direct

    :  providing advisory but not compulsory guidance

  1. :  a book or collection of directions, rules, or ordinances

    :  an alphabetical or classified list (as of names and addresses)

    :  a body of directors

assistanceplay
  1. :  the act of helping or assisting someone or the help supplied :  aid


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