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1. telephone

noun. ['ˈtɛləˌfoʊn'] electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds.

Synonyms

  • extension
  • extension phone
  • phone system
  • wireless telephone
  • dial telephone
  • pay-station
  • dial phone
  • desk phone
  • telephone system
  • handset
  • phone
  • radiophone
  • telephone set
  • speakerphone
  • radiotelephone
  • electronic equipment
  • telephone extension
  • receiver
  • French telephone
  • telephone receiver
  • pay-phone

Antonyms

  • shortness
  • flexion
  • vowel
  • consonant

Etymology

  • -phone (English)
  • φωνή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • tele- (English)
  • τῆλε (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Telephone Wire

  • barbed-wire
  • reacquire
  • require
  • perspire
  • mcquire
  • mcgwire
  • mcguire
  • martyre
  • maguire
  • inspire
  • inquire
  • glenayre
  • frymire
  • expire
  • striar
  • squire
  • safire
  • retire
  • rehire
  • o'dwyer
  • aspire
  • alkire
  • admire
  • swire
  • spire
  • smyre
  • skier
  • schreyer
  • quire
  • dwire

Sentences with telephone-wire


1. Noun Phrase
Plug the telephone wire into the port on the DSL filter marked "Telephone."

2. Noun Phrase
Attach the red and green telephone wires to the corresponding terminals on the first jack.

3. Noun Phrase
Use the telephone wire to connect the fax machine to the telephone jack on the wall.

2. telephone

verb. ['ˈtɛləˌfoʊn'] get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.

Synonyms

  • telecommunicate
  • cell phone
  • phone
  • call up
  • dial
  • call
  • call in

Antonyms

  • detach
  • silence
  • forget
  • give

Etymology

  • -phone (English)
  • φωνή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • tele- (English)
  • τῆλε (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. telephone

noun. ['ˈtɛləˌfoʊn'] transmitting speech at a distance.

Synonyms

  • voice mail
  • telecom
  • call waiting
  • telecommunication
  • telephone call
  • voicemail
  • phone call
  • telephony
  • call

Antonyms

  • demobilize
  • cause to sleep
  • put option
  • contraindicate

Etymology

  • -phone (English)
  • φωνή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • tele- (English)
  • τῆλε (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.

Synonyms

  • barbwire
  • barbed wire
  • piano wire
  • trip wire
  • haywire
  • baling wire

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • follow
  • disadvantage
  • deficit

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance.

Synonyms

  • booster cable
  • filament
  • telephone line
  • telegraph wire
  • conductor
  • jumper cable
  • jumper lead
  • lead-in
  • telegraph line
  • lead
  • telephone wire
  • conducting wire

Antonyms

  • functioning
  • approval
  • disapproval
  • defuse

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] provide with electrical circuits.

Synonyms

  • outfit
  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] send cables, wires, or telegrams.

Synonyms

  • cable
  • telecommunicate

Antonyms

  • unready
  • inactivity
  • disable

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] fasten with wire.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] a message transmitted by telegraph.

Synonyms

  • message
  • letter telegram
  • cable
  • night letter
  • telegram
  • overseas telegram

Antonyms

  • underdress
  • undress
  • overdress
  • differ

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] the finishing line on a racetrack.

Synonyms

  • finishing line

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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