Definition of telephone directory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


telephone directory

BrE BrE//ˈtelɪfəʊn dərektəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtelɪfoʊn dərektəri//
; BrE BrE//ˈtelɪfəʊn dɪrektəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtelɪfoʊn dɪrektəri//
; BrE BrE//ˈtelɪfəʊn daɪrektəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtelɪfoʊn daɪrektəri//
(also phone book, telephone book)
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a book that lists the names, addresses and telephone numbers of people in a particular area to look up a number in the telephone directory
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: telephone directory