ex-directory
adjective Etymology: Latin ex out of — more at ex- Date: 1936 British not listed in a telephone book ; unlisted

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  • ex-directory — ˌex diˈrectory adjective an ex directory telephone number is deliberately not given in a public telephone book; = unlisted AmE: • You can change your number and go ex directory (= no longer have your number in the phone book ) . * * * ex… …   Financial and business terms

  • ex-directory — ex di rectory adj BrE a person or telephone number that is ex directory is not in the public telephone book American Equivalent: unlisted ▪ The number is ex directory. ▪ After several threatening calls, we decided to go ex directory …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ex-directory — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. ▪ (of a telephone number) not listed in a telephone directory at the wish of the subscriber …   English terms dictionary

  • ex-directory — [eks΄də rek′tə rē] adj. Brit. 1. designating a telephone number not listed in the telephone directory 2. designating a person with such a number …   English World dictionary

  • ex-directory — ADJ If a person or their telephone number is ex directory, the number is not listed in the telephone directory, and the telephone company will not give it to people who ask for it. [BRIT] (in AM, use unlisted) …   English dictionary

  • ex-directory — adjective BrE deliberately not given in the public telephone book; unlisted (2) AmE: go exdirectory: After a number of thretening calls, Amy went ex directory …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ex-directory — UK / US adjective British a telephone number that is ex directory is not included in a telephone book and belongs to someone who has asked for it not to be included. The American word is unlisted …   English dictionary

  • ex-directory — ex di•rec•to•ry [[t]ˌɛks dɪˈrɛk tə ri, tri, daɪ [/t]] adj. brit. brit. (of a telephone number) unlisted in a telephone directory • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • ex-directory — ex di rectory adjective BRITISH UNLISTED (=used about telephone numbers) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ex-directory — /eks di rek teuh ree, tree, duy /, adj. Brit. (of a telephone number) unlisted in a telephone directory. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

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