Meaning of DIAL in English

DIAL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

dial tone

dialling code

dialling tone

speed dial

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

direct

All have colour televisions, direct dial telephones and tea and coffee making facilities.

The team is currently investigating the feasibility of installing direct dial facilities.

All rooms have central heating, direct dial telephone, television, tea making facilities, hairdryers, trouser press, etc.

■ NOUN

radio

Somewhere, the gods are madly spinning a cosmic radio dial across nine billion frequencies.

It reported that drivers' spinning of the radio dial accounted for far more crashes.

speed

The only controls are a variable speed dial mounted on the top of the trigger, and a small lock-on button.

How involved am I in the everyday life of speed dial No. 4?

telephone

All have colour televisions, direct dial telephones and tea and coffee making facilities.

I still remember the simple, sturdy dial telephones we used to use.

All rooms have central heating, direct dial telephone , television, tea making facilities, hairdryers, trouser press, etc.

tone

Previous years were ok once you got the sought after dial tone .

You should have heard a dial tone , a ringing sound, then burbling tones.

He lifted it carefully and got no dial tone then saw the plungers were taped down.

There was a click, but she stood listening to the dial tone , steadied by its urgent drone.

You should be able to feel the dial tone burr. 2.

When he called at noon, her answering machine emitted a long series of beeps followed by a dial tone .

An old Bakelite telephone responds with a crackling dial tone .

When he tried to call again, he could no longer get a dial tone .

■ VERB

get

Previous years were ok once you got the sought after dial tone.

When he tried to call again, he could no longer get a dial tone.

turn

She is like a mechanical musical doll that will perform a ponderous dance when some one turns the dial .

He turned some dials on the control deck in front of him.

And he was in the jacuzzi with her, turning up the dials until the water bubbled furiously around them.

Without thinking, and out of sheer habit, he turned on the dial of the burner under the kettle.

At the moment he turned the stove dial , the lights went out.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Don't touch that dial . Stay tuned to WXRB.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Previous years were ok once you got the sought after dial tone.

Telephones used to have slower rotary dials.

We got an error message, indicating there was no dial tone.

When he tried to call again, he could no longer get a dial tone.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

in

The park is pretty dialled in with a food shop, skate shop, and the midi ramp.

He is able to dial in to what we need.

Normal practice is for your system software / hardware supplier to dial in and control your network from a remote terminal.

They conveniently forgot to provide Mom with a way to dial in .

just

Just dial the number next to the topic that interests you, day or night.

Just dial the number under your choice.

■ NOUN

number

With fatigue hanging in lead weights from her shoulders, she remembered the telephone number Robert Urquhart had dialled .

There is no number to dial .

So fingers poised: The number to dial is 708-0338.

The same thing happens when I page people and have to punch in the number to dial back.

The ink in your pen is a prospect, as is the next telephone number you dial - internally or externally.

You can store numbers into memory and dial them with one button.

Meredith hunted down Aunt Lou's telephone number and dialled it.

Impulsively he grabbed the telephone directory, looked up her number and dialled it.

phone

Rufus picked up the phone and dialled 192.

But when he picks up the phone and dials her number, there is no answer.

Culley put the phone down, then dialled Mike Dawson's number.

Consider what happens when you pick up the phone to dial Aunt Rhoda.

I picks up the phone and dialled a special number for the fraud squad.

Very quietly and gently she picked the phone up, and dialled the number of his school.

I closed Gloria's door behind me, picked up the phone and dialled 999.

receiver

She picked up the receiver and dialled Tom's number.

Her mind made up, she picked up the receiver and dialled the number of the separate school.

She picked up the receiver , dialled Giles Carnaby's number, and then replaced the receiver before the connection was made.

He lifted the telephone receiver and dialled the number.

Her hands were shaking when she picked up the receiver and dialled the number of Sabrina's flat.

Finally he lifted the receiver and dialled .

telephone

She hesitated by the telephone , then dialled Miguel's home number.

She went back to the telephone , dialled Sybil's number and waited for the ringing tone.

Despising herself for her weakness she reached for the telephone , dialling Nick's number.

He lifted the telephone receiver and dialled the number.

Laura picked up the bedside telephone and dialled the number.

As a preliminary, he shot off to the telephone and dialled the Southend Lubianka where the Access bills are processed.

He rose, walked to the telephone and dialled International Directory Enquiries.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Dial 911 - there's been an accident.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Members may choose to dial into local numbers or use an 800 number, making these ideal services for the traveler.

Moreover, county residents have to dial long-distance to Knoxville to get on-line.

Romanov dialled a number on his private line and asked to be put through to the Chairman of Gosbank.

She dialled his home number and left a short message on his answering-machine.

The customer dialled the publication he wanted, put in his money, and out came the book.

There is no number to dial .

Would you like to dial again?

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