Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Telephone"

The meaning of "Telephone" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does He is reaching for a telephone. mean?
A: If you're reaching for something, this means that it is not right next to you, but you have to extend your arm (from the shoulder) to get to the object.
Q: What does Without the telephone, television and the radio a person can only be heard as far as the voice can carry. mean?
A: Let's say your wake up in a forest, and you have no phone or radio and there is no way of communicating. The only way to tell people your there would be shouting (shouting = speaking really loud) and of cause your voice can't be heard on the other side of the world. It means you voice only can travel so far before stoping.
Q: What does Daytime telephone number mean?
A: It's daytime to let people know not to call in the evening or at night. In my experience, this means only to use the numbers during business hours (the times the business is open), or if business hours aren't clear, 9am to 5pm is the best guess.
Q: What does "telephone (317)912-8721 extension 22" mean?
A: When you call the company's main number [317-912-8721] you will reach a recording (or a human operating a switchboard) for the company's private phone system (PBX). At that point you dial the extension number or ask the switchboard operator to connect you to the extension number [22]. That will connect you to the particular individual or department within the company's private phone directory.
Q: What does telephone banking mean?
A: To call your bank over the telephone, and manage your finances or pay bills.

Example sentences using "Telephone"

Q: Please show me example sentences with "Be sure to telephone by Sunday."

Is this sentence right?.
A: “Be sure to call me by Sunday.”

“Be sure to call me on Sunday.”

“Be sure to call (me, them, a place, a person) on / by Sunday.”

Synonyms of "Telephone" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between telephone and cellphone and phone ?
A: they all mean the same thing, but phone is used more commonly in daily convo.
Q: What is the difference between I talked with him over the telephone yesterday. and I talked with him on the telephone yesterday. ?
A: They mean the same thing. More people say on the phone than over the phone though.
Q: What is the difference between By telephone and With telephone ?
A: "By telephone" is usually used if you are making some sort of communication using a telephone.

"The message was sent by telephone"

"With telephone" sounds more like you are talking about the telephone itself as a physical object, rather than what the phone can do.

"His girlfriend flew into a rage and he was hit in the head with her telephone"
"I will only go into that cave with my telephone"
Q: What is the difference between telephone and mobile phone ?
A: Telephone
Q: What is the difference between telephone poles and utility poles ?
A: Telephone poles only carry telephone lines.
Utility poles can carry electric lines and other cables.
Most people say telephone poles no matter what sort of pole it is.

Translations of "Telephone"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Just to clarify what we talked on the telephone. Let me know at least 30 minutes before you arrive to the apartment so I can leave to meet you.
I have another appointment from 17:00-18:00 so hopefully you will arrive earlier o later that slot of time
A: Just to clarify what we talked ABOUT on the telephone. Let me know at least 30 minutes before you arrive AT the apartment so I can leave to meet you.
I have another appointment BETWEEN 17:00-18:00 so, hopefully, you will arrive earlier OR later THAN that TIMEslot.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? who invented the telephone?
who was the telephone invented by?
A: I would just say “who invented the telephone?”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? public telephone
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? telephone manners: 1. How to ask "谁打来的who is that" politely? 2. How to ask “打电话来什么事 what's the reason for your call ” politely?3. How to ask “找谁 who are u looking for " politely?
A: 1. Who's calling please?
2. May I ask what you're calling about?
3. Who would you like to speak to?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? - What to say at the telephone. or
- what to say on the telephone
A: ON the telephone is correct

Other questions about "Telephone"

Q: Although the present telephone has many useful functions, if I leave it at home, I feel as if I could not do anything all the day. Does this sound natural?
A: Current cellphones have many useful functions. Therefore, when I leave it at home, I feel like I can't do anything all day.
Q: I couldn't notice that the telephone rang because he sounded his trumpet. Does this sound natural?
A: Would sound better if you said, "I didn't notice the telephone ring because he sounded his trumpet."
Q: I applied a telephone program that can't call out or receive a call, it can just text a message and use 6 GB data every month. Does this sound natural?
A: I applied to a telephone program that can't send or receive calls. It can only send and receive text messages, and I can use 6GB of data per month.
Q: I got the telephone out of the store.
I got tickets out of the train station.
Does this sound natural?
A: Ah I see. You'd use it for getting things out of smaller objects then, instead of places like stores and stations.
For example, I got the paper out of the box, or I took the letter out of the envelope.
Q: When I talk by telephone with someone that I haven't met yet, can I use 'Nice to meet you'?
A: By telephone you would probably use 'it's nice to speak with you'. If you were face to face then you would use 'nice to meet you'

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