Definition of Answering machine

1. Noun. An electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages.

Generic synonyms: Electronic Device

Definition of Answering machine

1. Noun. A device that automatically records voice mail from unanswered telephone calls. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Answering Machine

answerability
answerable
answerableness
answerably
answered
answered back
answered for
answerer
answerers
answerest
answereth
answerin'
answering
answering back
answering for
answering machine (current term)
answering machines
answerless
answerphone
answerphones
answers
answers back
answers for
ansätze
ant
ant-
ant-bear
ant-cattle
ant-eater
ant-heap

Literary usage of Answering machine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Successful Independent Consulting: Turn Your Career Experience Into a by Douglas Florzak (1999)
"Using an answering machine to handle your calls has many disadvantages. ... However, in addition to all the problems shared with an answering machine, ..."

2. Exit by Mihai Nadin (2004)
"The morning after was less relaxed. I would have loved to leave home. A short message on our answering machine would ..."

3. Privacy in a Fishbowl by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"Use an answering machine. answering machines are ideal for screening telephone ... When you tape the message your answering machine will give to a caller, ..."

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