Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cellular telephone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A portable, wireless telephone, which changes antenna connections seamlessly during travel from one radio reception cell to another without losing the party-to-party call connection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. call up by using a cellular phone

Etymologies

English, from cellular, and telephone. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And then—the possibilities fell into place—I could cement my deception by also buying a cell phone that would have a Chicago area code, so I could provide a phone number for Dr. Mullin to call for verification and further arrangements.

    Claim to Fame

  • Constance whipped out her cell phone to call Whittaker, who was now a Harvard man.

    INNER CIRCLE

  • When the FASTEN SEAT BELTS sign went off, I stretched and lay out across my row before realizing I had forgotten to switch my cell phone off.

    Miss Misery

  • After speaking to Jack, Dorie Carpenter called her husband on his cell phone and left a message.

    WRECKED

  • My alarm clock didn't go off this morning, instead I woke up to the sound of my cell phone ringing, it was my daughter Kirstin calling to say "Happy Mother's Day".

    ABC 4: Top Stories

  • I had monitored Hoyt's cell phone transmissions using a Cellmate cellular radio monitoring system, aided by a cellular gain antenna.

    The Killing Kind

  • At Milbridge, maybe eighty miles from Lubec, the cell phone rang for the third time.

    The Killing Kind

  • Then I headed for the front door and I noticed two things—the window behind the futon-couch was wide-open with no screen and it led to a fire escape, which would make the place pretty vulnerable to a break-in, though the unlocked door made things even easier, and I also saw that there was a cell phone on the coffee table.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • She hurried over and shoved the little dog toward the assistant director, Mr. Michaels, who was on his cell phone nearby.

    NANCY DREW

  • “Reed Danforth,” she answered as she placed the cell phone next to her.

    WRECKED

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