Definition of Telephone book

1. Noun. A directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers.

Exact synonyms: Phone Book, Phonebook, Telephone Directory
Generic synonyms: Directory
Specialized synonyms: White Pages, Yellow Pages

Definition of Telephone book

1. Noun. A printed telephone directory. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Telephone Book

telephone answering machine
telephone bell
telephone bill
telephone book (current term)
telephone booth
telephone booths
telephone box
telephone call
telephone calls
telephone card
telephone cards
telephone circuit
telephone company
telephone conference
telephone conversation
telephone cord
telephone dial
telephone directories

Literary usage of Telephone book

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

1. The Women's Health and Aging Study: Health and Social Characteristics of ...edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty (1996)
"Next, l am going to ask you to look up a telephone number and dial it on this telephone. 2. Do you use a magnifier to read the telephone book? ..."

2. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"For a moment he is overcome, lie takes up the telephone book.) FIDDLER. ... (Turning over the leaves of the telephone book in hot haste. ..."

3. Authentic Reading Practice Grades 4-6 by Jo Ellen Moore (2001)
"Give each group a copy of a telephone book. After students have looked through ... ACTIVITIES What's in a telephone book? (Pages 22 and 23) Use a model ..."

4. Public Utilities Reports by Henry Clifford Spurr, Ellsworth Nichols, Public Utilities Reports, inc (1918)
"... subscribers to correct the company's telephone book, nor is it probable that all of the subscribers of the company would so correct their telephone book ..."

5. Cyclopedia of the Law of Private Corporations by William Meade Fletcher (1920)
"... orders were tilled, and v/here it also appears that the corporation was listed in the New York telephone book, that it had special stationery for the ..."

6. The development and growth of city directories by A. V. Williams (1913)
"... a numerical telephone directory, and gives with each name the telephone that reaches the party, regardless of whether his name is in the telephone book. ..."

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