telephone number

noun

Definition of telephone number

: a number assigned to a telephone line for a specific phone or set of phones (as for a residence) that is used to call that phone

called also phone number

Examples of telephone number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Santa Tracker began by accident in 1955 after a Colorado Sears Roebuck & Co. ad misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa, explains a post on the site. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "Visit Santa’s Village and track his trek around the world with NORAD," 10 Dec. 2019 The employee did not recognize the voice or the telephone number. chicagotribune.com, "Woman paid $5K cash in what turned out to be social media scam: Buffalo Grove police," 9 Dec. 2019 The budget also amended Ohio law to exclude the telephone numbers of witnesses and victims to crimes, as well as any parties to a car crash, as public records. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Judge refuses to block Ohio law regulating when chiropractors can reach out to people in car crashes," 16 Oct. 2019 Instead, user account information including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and passwords were likely stolen. Gina Martinez, Time, "Yahoo Could Owe You Up to $358 for Data Breaches. Here’s How to File Your Claim," 15 Oct. 2019 No lawyer was listed for Khan in court papers, and a telephone number listed for his home address wasn’t in service Wednesday. BostonGlobe.com, "A Suffolk County grand jury Tuesday indicted a security guard for allegedly assaulting an 11-year-old girl who allegedly shoplifted at a Primark store in Boston in June, tossing her to the ground and pummeling the child, prosecutors said.," 21 Nov. 2019 An office telephone number for Dr. Michael Baden, the pathologist hired by Epstein’s representatives to observe the autopsy, repeatedly rang unanswered on Friday. Michael R. Sisak, Washington Post, "Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging," 17 Aug. 2019 Frantic to reach the new president-elect the next day, the Turkish Embassy in Washington eventually turned in desperation to Mr. Yalcindag for the telephone number of Trump headquarters — beginning his new role as a go-between for Ankara. David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times, "Behind Trump’s Dealings With Turkey: Sons-in-Law Married to Power," 12 Nov. 2019 The budget also amended Ohio law to exclude the telephone numbers of witnesses and victims to crimes, as well as any parties to a car crash, as public records. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Judge refuses to block Ohio law regulating when chiropractors can reach out to people in car crashes," 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of telephone number

1880, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jan 2020

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“Telephone number.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telephone%20number. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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telephone number

noun

English Language Learners Definition of telephone number

: a number that you dial on a telephone to reach a particular person, business, etc.

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