telephone directory

noun

Examples of telephone directory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon after his arrival, my best friend and I were circling the quarterback’s picture in the student telephone directory. Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Sergio Verdú of Princeton shows a Bell Labs telephone directory that listed some of Shannon’s coworkers in 1947. IEEE Spectrum, 4 May 2016 Lumpkin’s personal telephone directory – written in pencil – still includes home phone numbers for Bryant, Jordan, former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, former USC coach John McKay and former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian among others. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 5 Apr. 2021 Sears was founded in 1892 and virtually invented home shopping with a catalog as thick as Chicago’s telephone directory. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2022 The documents include pages from a 1945 Los Alamos telephone directory as a way of confirming the suspect’s lab employment. New York Times, 27 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of telephone directory was in 1879

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“Telephone directory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telephone%20directory. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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