One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nountrademark in UK
1A telephone directory, or a section of one, printed on yellow paper and listing businesses and other organizations according to the goods or services they offer.
- ‘Randomly picking business telephone numbers from Yellow Pages they conned thousands of victims - always dialling 141 before each call so it could not be traced.’
- ‘For your nearest CAB, social services or housing department, see your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages.’
- ‘RR Donnelley continues to print Yellow Pages and Business Pages for Yell.’
- ‘About 62% of the publication is dedicated to telephone number listings and 25% to the Yellow Pages.’
- ‘Do they want work or do they have their names and addresses printed in Yellow Pages for fun?’
- ‘The Yellow Pages are full of listings for general building contractors.’
- ‘The featured DJs claimed to be able to smell records in a town as they hit its outskirts, while others cursed their luck at arriving too late, the record-shop listings in the Yellow Pages having been ripped out by their rivals.’
- ‘Then, together with 11 other trainee telesales reps, I was led to a room where dozens of staff sat randomly plucking business phone numbers from Yellow Pages and deceiving them into forking out money.’
- ‘The doctors would start to ask questions; I mentally ran through all the hospitals we'd been to already, and then got out the phone book and scanned the Yellow Pages.’
- 1.1 A business directory accessed through the Internet.
- ‘Tracking the term through the Yellow Pages and the Internet, Francaviglia locates an emerging vernacular.’
- ‘CUT loose again Company Net set about building up a neat portfolio of Scottish clients, including Historic Scotland which won a Yellow Pages on-line award in its launch week.’
- ‘Local also beats my local Yellow Pages publisher's online directory service, Qwest's Dex, in my opinion.’
- ‘Making matters even worse, regional telephone companies decided to compete for Internet Yellow Pages contracts.’
- ‘Consult the Yellow Pages or the Internet for reweavers.’
- ‘Using the Yellow Pages online, you can find almost any product sold in Singapore, and sometimes you can order it on-line as well.’
- ‘Think Yellow Pages, think referral fees, think online.’
- ‘Yahoo's Yellow Pages already offer a keyword search for business name or business type and orders results by distance from any location.’
- ‘You can find these cheap website design companies by looking on internet auction websites such as ebay, internet search engines such as google or in the Yellow Pages.’
- ‘It lays out the structure of an Internet-based Yellow Pages where an application can find other service providers.’
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