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Meaning of "wrong number" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONG NUMBER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONG NUMBER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrong number 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 WRONG NUMBER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Misdialed call

A misdialed call or wrong number is a telephone call to an incorrect telephone number. This may occur because the number has been physically misdialled, the number is simply incorrect, or because the area code or ownership of the number has changed. In North America, toll-free numbers are a frequent source of wrong numbers because they often have a history of prior ownership. In the United Kingdom, many misdialled calls have been due to public confusion over the dialling codes for some areas.

Definition of wrong number in the English dictionary

The definition of wrong number in the dictionary is a telephone number wrongly connected or dialled in error or the person so contacted.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONG NUMBER

wrong
wrong `un
wrong ´un
wrong end of the stick
wrong fount
wrong-foot
wrong-headed
wrong-headedly
wrong-headedness
wrongdoer
wrongdoing
wronger
wrongful
wrongful arrest
wrongful dismissal
wrongful trading
wrongfully
wrongfulness
wrongly
wrongness

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONG NUMBER

accession number
call number
climber
cool as a cucumber
cucumber
house number
Humber
lumber
mobile number
number
outnumber
phone number
plumber
reference number
registration number
serial number
slumber
social security number
street number
telephone number
VAT number

Synonyms and antonyms of wrong number in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wrong number» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONG NUMBER

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

Translator English - Chinese

拨错号码
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

número equivocado
570 millions of speakers

English

wrong number
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गलत संख्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَقْمٌ خَطَأ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неверный номер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

número errado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুল নম্বর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faux numéro
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

salah nombor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

falsche Nummer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間違い電話
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잘못 걸린 전화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Salah nomer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

số sai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறான எண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चुकीचा क्रमांक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yanlış numara
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

numero sbagliato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pomyłka telefoniczna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неправильний номер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apel eronat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάθος αριθμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkeerde nommer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ringa fel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feil nummer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrong number

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG NUMBER»

The term «wrong number» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.117 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG NUMBER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrong number» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrong number» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONG NUMBER»

Discover the use of wrong number in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrong number and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wrong Number
A woman receives a mysterious phone call that places her life in danger.
Rachelle J. Christensen, 2010
2
Wrong Number 2
chapter. 2. “W. ho was it?” Jade asked, walking back into the room. She set a bowl of chips on the dresser and handed Deena a can of Coke. “It was— I think it was a wrong number,” Deena stammered. “I get a lot of wrong numbers,” Jade said, ...
R.L. Stine, 2014
3
Sorry, Wrong Number
In two plays, an invalid woman tries to stop an unidentified person from killing her after overhearing the plot over the phone, and a driver tries to rid himself of a ghostly hitchhiker that follows him during a cross-country road trip.
Lucille Fletcher, 1952
4
Wrong Number: Resolving Australia's Telecommunications Impasse
Henry Ergas argues that until the flawed regulatory regime is changed, the impasse will not be broken. In Wrong Number he sets out a systematic analysis of Australia's telecommunications impasse and presents a program of reform.
Henry Ergas, 2008
5
Wrong Number
It's Saturday night and Marie should be on a hot date, not stuck in front of the telly. Then the phone rings - could this be her lucky wrong number?
Chloë Rayban, 2012
6
Wrong number: the breakup of AT&T
Looks at the history of AT&T, explains why the company was broken up, and assesses the impact of the breakup
Alan Stone, 1989
7
The Right Wrong Number: A Short Story
Don't miss this 30-page short story from bestselling author Barbara Delinsky. Featuring an excerpt from Barbara Delinsky’s upcoming novel, Sweet Salt Air, available June 2013.
Barbara Delinsky, 2013
8
The Wrong Number One
John Nieman. Maybe it was vanity that he dressed this way. Or maybe that wasn't why Tony wanted to look like the picture of success for his breakfast meeting with Carmine Camissa, their first meeting in thirty years. Carmine simply said he ...
John Nieman, 2008
9
Wrong Number And Other Stories
Translation From Bengali.
Mahåaâsvetåa Debåi, 2005
10
Telecommunications policy: have regulators dialed the wrong ...
A timely collection of essays that critically examine current policy issues in the telecommunications industry.
Donald L. Alexander, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRONG NUMBER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrong number is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wrong Number performs better than Bin Roye at box office: sources
Yasir Nawaz was up against more than one big budget film when his Wrong Number hit theaters on Eid day. The comedy film starring fresh, new faces as well as ... «ARY NEWS, Jul 15»
2
Wrong number: Suspected drug dealer texts cop
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina man is facing a handful of drug charges after sending a text message to the wrong number. Billie Joe Scales, 59, ... «USA TODAY, May 15»
3
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review - Still on Fire
Verdict : While not as groundbreaking as the original, Wrong Number brings more of what made Hotline Miami so great: puzzles, fast-paced action and a ... «Tom's Guide, Mar 15»
4
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review (PC)
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number leaves me very conflicted. It's another great Hotline Miami experience with the same fast-paced action and blood-soaked retro ... «Arcade Sushi, Mar 15»
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Video Game Review – Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Wrong number does a lot of things right, for one thing there's more of a story here. I mean yeah it's a bonkers one involving mafia bosses, vague Russian wars ... «Flickering Myth, Mar 15»
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number review
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is not a classic. Nor is it—and as somebody who loved the original, this is a tough admission—a particularly good game. This is ... «PC Gamer, Mar 15»
7
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number gets a release date
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is coming for your brain on March 10 of the year 2015, complete with a level editor and a single player campaign that ... «PC Gamer, Feb 15»
8
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Digital Comic Book Introduces The …
Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital teamed up with Italian art collective Dayjob Studio for a five-issue digital comic book based on the Hotline Miami series. «Siliconera, Feb 15»
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number out March
Ringing the number gets you a garbled message, which says March. Add on ... Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will be out on PS4, PS3, Vita and PC. Don't let ... «God is a Geek, Feb 15»
10
Devolver on Hotline Miami 2 dev's message to Australian fan to …
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number was refused classification in Australia last week due to a sequence featuring what the Classification Board described as a ... «IGN Africa, Jan 15»

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