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My wife made me get a cellphone, which I keep in my briefcase. I've never used it.
Alan C. Greenberg

Meaning of "cellphone" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CELLPHONE

cellphone  [ˈsɛlˌfəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CELLPHONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cellphone is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CELLPHONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cellphone

Mobile phone

A mobile phone is a phone that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. By contrast, a cordless telephone is used only within the short range of a single, private base station. In addition to telephony, modern mobile phones also support a wide variety of other services such as text messaging, MMS, email, Internet access, short-range wireless communications, business applications, gaming and photography. Mobile phones that offer these and more general computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones. The first hand-held cell phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing around 2.2 pounds. In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first to be commercially available. From 1990 to 2011, worldwide mobile phone subscriptions grew from 12.4 million to over 6 billion, penetrating about 87% of the global population and reaching the bottom of the economic pyramid.

Definition of cellphone in the English dictionary

The definition of cellphone in the dictionary is a portable telephone operated by cellular radio In full: cellular telephone.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CELLPHONE


Anglophone
ˈæŋɡləˌfəʊn
Dictaphone
ˈdɪktəˌfəʊn
earphone
ˈɪəˌfəʊn
Francophone
ˈfræŋkəʊˌfəʊn
freephone
ˈfriːˌfəʊn
gramophone
ˈɡræməˌfəʊn
handphone
ˈhændˌfəʊn
heckelphone
ˈhɛkəlˌfəʊn
interphone
ˈɪntəˌfəʊn
iPhone
ˈaɪˌfəʊn
megaphone
ˈmɛɡəˌfəʊn
microphone
ˈmaɪkrəˌfəʊn
payphone
ˈpeɪˌfəʊn
saxophone
ˈsæksəˌfəʊn
smartphone
ˈsmɑːtˌfəʊn
speakerphone
ˈspiːkəˌfəʊn
superphone
ˈsuːpəˌfəʊn
telephone
ˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn
visiophone
ˈvɪzɪəʊˌfəʊn
xylophone
ˈzaɪləˌfəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CELLPHONE

celling
Cellini
cellist
cellmate
cello
cellobiose
celloidin
Cellophane
cellose
Cellosolve
cellular
cellular phone
cellular radio
cellular telephone
cellularity
cellulase
cellulated
cellule
celluliferous
cellulite

WORDS THAT END LIKE CELLPHONE

alto saxophone
camera phone
cameraphone
car phone
cell phone
cellular phone
cellular telephone
geophone
homophone
hone
hydrophone
mobile phone
Persephone
phone
radio microphone
satellite telephone
sousaphone
sulphone
textphone
vibraphone
videophone

Synonyms and antonyms of cellphone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cellphone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CELLPHONE

Find out the translation of cellphone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cellphone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cellphone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

手机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

teléfono móvil
570 millions of speakers

English

cellphone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेलफोन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الهاتف المحمول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

телефон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

celular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুঠোফোন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

téléphone portable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

telefon bimbit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Handy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

携帯電話
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

휴대폰
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cellphone
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điện thoại di động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கைப்பேசி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेलफोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cep telefonu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cellulare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

telefon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

телефон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

telefon mobil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κινητό τηλέφωνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

selfoon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mobiltelefon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mobiltelefon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cellphone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CELLPHONE»

The term «cellphone» is very widely used and occupies the 15.806 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CELLPHONE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cellphone

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10 QUOTES WITH «CELLPHONE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cellphone.
1
Joshua Bell
At a music hall, I'll get upset if someone coughs or if someone's cellphone goes off.
2
Louise Bourgeois
I don't watch TV. I don't use a computer, a fax or a cellphone.
3
Jane Clayson
I know the rigors of network news. I didn't want to be jumping on an airplane twice a week. I didn't want to be tied to my pager and my cellphone.
4
Dennis Crowley
I can think of the number of people who were like, 'I will never get a cellphone because I don't want people calling me all the time. And I will never get on Facebook because I don't want to share that stuff with people. And Twitter, that's not for me.' And this is just the natural progression of things.
5
John Cusack
I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don't trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen.
6
Emilio Estevez
There is a part of me that still wants to go out and grab a backpack and unplug - not take a cellphone or even a camera and just get out there and experience the world and travel. I have yet to do that, but someday I hope.
7
Carl Forti
In the age of cellphone cameras, everybody thinks of themselves as a tracker.
8
Alan C. Greenberg
My wife made me get a cellphone, which I keep in my briefcase. I've never used it.
9
Laura Hillenbrand
I've used a cellphone exactly twice. Things move on. The world changes. And I don't know it.
10
Slim Jimmy
'No Flex Zone' is when somebody walks in and accuses you of stealing their cellphone, and you didn't, and you know in your pocket you have enough money to buy their cellphone, and you have your own.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CELLPHONE»

Discover the use of cellphone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cellphone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Cellphone: The History and Technology of the Gadget That ...
Subsequent chapters look at precursors to the contemporary cellphone, including the surprisingly popular car phone of the 1970s, the analog cellphones of the 1980s and early 1990s, and the basic digital phones which preceded the feature ...
Guy Klemens, 2010
2
Cellphone: The Story of the World's Most Mobile Medium and ...
A history of mobile communication traces technological advances in phones, cameras, laptops, and more, examining the benefits and challenges of mobile devices as well as their role in the reshaping of journalism, public transportation, ...
Paul Levinson, 2004
3
Elephant, Tiger & Cellphone
The Book Is Leavened With Whimsical And Witty Pieces On Cricket, Bollywood And The National Penchant For Holidays, And Topped Off With An A To Z Glossary On Indianness, Written With Tongue Firmly In Cheek.
Shashi Tharoor, 2007
4
Las Vegas For Dummies
Just because your cellphone works at home doesn't mean it works elsewhere in the country (thanks to our nation's fragmented cellphone system). It's a good bet that your phone will work in major cities. But take a look at your wireless ...
Rick Garman, 2010
5
Identity Theft For Dummies
Cellphone bills have the appearance of not being something you need to think about when you're taking precautionary measures to prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft, but consider the following: Cellphone bills have your ...
Michael J. Arata, Jr., 2010
6
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Going Wireless: A South African ...
Choosing a cellphone There is one starting rule in choosing a cellphone, PDA or smart- phone: no one can tell you what's best for you based on what they are using. The phone that suits you is not necessarily the same phone as the one that  ...
Arthur Goldstuck, 2005
7
Plunkett's Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac
Mobile Advertising and Marketing Companies to Watch: AdMob, www.admob. com, a mobile phone ad distributor, offers both advertisers and publishers to target and personalize cellphone advertising in more than 160 countries. Its 4INFO ...
Jack W. Plunkett, 2008
8
Frommer's Portable Cayman Islands
Nearly everyone has a cellphone, so don't expect to encounter many old- fashioned phone booths. Note: Numbers beginning with 800 within the Caymans are toll-free, but calling an 800 number in the States from the Caymans is not. In fact, it ...
Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince, 2011
9
时尚中国—网动中国英
The consumption orientation of the "thumb generation" has changed a lot over the past three years. "The cellphone broke down" is no longer the only reason for a change. I don't like it any more, it can't take photos, it can't play songs, it's a little  ...
赵世俊, 2006
10
Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars
Rin, the cellphone novelist, explained that traditional novels left members of her generation “cold.” Her generation, she said, “[doesn't] read works by professional writers because their sentences are too difficult to understand, their expressions ...
William Patry, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CELLPHONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cellphone is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Is It Necessary to Reimburse Cellphone Respondents?
Respondents who take a Pew Research Center survey on a cellphone are currently offered a $5 reimbursement for their cellphone minutes for ... «Pew Research Center, Jul 15»
2
Broadway theater-goer jumps on stage to charge cellphone – in fake …
Once on stage, he tried to plug a cellphone charger into a power point on the show's set which, it turns out, was fake. Chris York, who was ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
2nd man sought in Brampton teen cellphone death
Police are looking for a second Calgary man wanted in the shooting death of a Brampton teen who tried to get his cellphone back in London, ... «680 News, Jul 15»
4
FBI director says he's 'not a maniac' about backdoor cellphone access
FBI director James Comey is making a final push for backdoor cellphone access for law enforcement ahead of key Senate committee meetings. «Engadget, Jul 15»
5
Police seeking MBTA cellphone thief
Police said the man removed a cellphone from a charging station about 11:30 p.m. June 26 in the commuter rail lobby at South Station. Anyone ... «WCVB Boston, Jul 15»
6
Cellphone camera images on view at Danbury gallery
"Tarrywile Park," by Renato Ghio, of Danbury, is part of a new cell phone photography exhibit. "Mobile Pics CT 2015" is on view in Danbury ... «Danbury News Times, Jul 15»
7
Teen robbed of cellphone in Upper Darby
UPPER DARBY >> A 14-year-old boy had his smartphone stolen while he was walking along Garrett Road Sunday night, and took a punch to ... «The Delaware County Daily Times, Jul 15»
8
Driver flips car, steals Good Samaritan's cellphone, police say
Police in Leicester say they have arrested a driver who stole a Good Samaritan's cellphone after a crash. Police said the driver flipped the car ... «WCVB Boston, Jul 15»
9
Helio's cellphone service comes back to life with a $29 plan
Remember Helio, the virtual carrier that tried to cater to the tech-savvy young crowd (not so successfully) with data-centric plans and rebranded ... «Engadget, Jul 15»
10
Man reportedly uses cellphone to record people in Best Buy bathroom
A man who reportedly has a past in peeping Tom reportedly recorded men in the bathroom of an Oklahoma City Best Buy with a cellphone. «KOCO Oklahoma City, Jul 15»

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