telephone book
noun Date: 1915 a book listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of telephone customers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • telephone book — ☆ telephone book n. a book in which are listed alphabetically the names of persons, businesses, etc. having telephones in a specified area, along with their addresses and telephone numbers: also telephone directory …   English World dictionary

  • telephone book — UK US noun [C] ► COMMUNICATIONS PHONE BOOK(Cf. ↑phone book) …   Financial and business terms

  • telephone book — telephone .book n a ↑telephone directory …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • telephone book — telephone ,book noun count a TELEPHONE DIRECTORY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • telephone book — noun a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers • Syn: ↑phonebook, ↑phone book, ↑telephone directory • Hypernyms: ↑directory • Hyponyms: ↑white pages, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • telephone book — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms telephone book : singular telephone book plural telephone books American a telephone directory …   English dictionary

  • telephone book — a book, directory, or the like, usually containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers in a city or other area, together with their addresses and telephone numbers. Also called telephone directory. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

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  • telephone book — tel′ephone book n. tgp a directory of addresses and telephone numbers of telephone subscribers in a particular area Also called tel′ephone direc tory. Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

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