Definition of caller ID in US English:

caller ID


  • A facility that identifies and displays the telephone numbers of incoming calls made to a particular line.

    • ‘You must have caller ID blocked on your line or otherwise disabled.’
    • ‘For example, I have caller ID and when I'll see his name on the display I usually won't pick up.’
    • ‘Most mobile networks today offer call forwarding, caller ID and voicemail.’
    • ‘But like caller ID and call waiting, once people start using them, they won't get by without them.’
    • ‘The LCD screen displays caller ID information so you can see who's calling before you flip it open.’
    • ‘The investigation originally focused on a Manila flat where a telephone line, traced with caller ID, is thought to have been used to release the worm.’
    • ‘Until the development of caller ID, it was difficult to track the identity of obscene phone callers.’
    • ‘It doesn't have caller ID or voice mail, at least one of which would be nice, though I could add them on.’
    • ‘Switch to the vibrating mode and check your caller ID or capture your messages via voicemail.’
    • ‘Shooting an eyebrow upwards, the twenty-three year old checked the number on her cell phone's caller ID.’
    • ‘On your home phone, do you really wan t to spend $8 a month on caller ID and call waiting?’
    • ‘These features allow you to decide how calls to a specific number are handled by using caller ID information.’
    • ‘The user dials a telephone number from their mobile, and using caller ID, the system works out who is calling.’
    • ‘The package includes voicemail, call forwarding, three-way calls, caller ID and call diversion.’
    • ‘Sheriff Norwell's phone also had caller ID, and he passed the number on to the police.’
    • ‘Beyond traditional phone features such as call forwarding, caller ID and so forth, there are other reasons.’
    • ‘Digital phones support new features like caller ID, text messaging or wireless internet services.’
    • ‘Later in the year the phone company introduced caller ID.’
    • ‘If you want to initiate caller ID, you need to get the phone company involved.’
    • ‘A popular item, Lee says, is linking telephone caller ID to the television.’


caller ID

/ˈkɔlər ˌaɪ ˈdi/