Definition of redial in English:

redial

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Dial (a telephone number) again, especially automatically.

    • ‘She picked up the phone again and redialed the number.’
    • ‘And that wouldn't have anything to do with the fact you were on the phone all morning, dialing and redialing the same number?’
    • ‘I have listened to my own staff sat at a desk constantly redialling Trading Standards and taking three to four hours to get through.’
    • ‘Speed dial is required to minimize the time a subscriber has to spend dialing or redialing.’
    • ‘She played with her cell phone the entire time, dialing and redialing numbers.’
    • ‘Noticing that she didn't say anything more, he redialed the number on his cell phone.’
    • ‘He redialed the number of the bodyguard and waited for him to pick up.’
    • ‘Abi yelled into the phone, hung up, picked up the phone and redialed Sarah's number.’
    • ‘When it didn't come Ashley furiously redialed the number.’
    • ‘‘Bye,’ Sara said as she hung up and redialed David's number.’
    • ‘I rolled my eyes as I hung up, then redialed the number that he'd given me.’
    • ‘Ned says to redial the last number on Corey's phone.’
    • ‘He redialed Jacques' number, and left another voice mail.’
    • ‘Chad picked up his phone again and redialed Bethany's number.’
    • ‘After about five minutes of redialing, since the keys stick, I finally got the number right.’
    • ‘One evening last summer I spent an hour or two dialling and redialling the same telephone number in order to cast a vote for the conservation of a building I had never seen.’
    • ‘I tried hanging up and redialing, but it was still dead.’
    • ‘So I redialled, whereupon I was put through to the wrong department.’
    • ‘Jared's hands shook with excitement as he redialed the hotel's number, amazed at how easy this all was.’
    • ‘I then redialled the last number on my mobile as I faced him.’

noun

  • The facility on a telephone by which the number just dialed may be automatically redialed by pressing a single button.

    • ‘One gentleman asked me my name and said he would continue to hit redial until he got through to my home.’
    • ‘The stylish black or white of Target's phone by architect Michael Graves is set off with blue number buttons and yellow function keys for important features like hold, redial, volume, and flash.’
    • ‘Taking and making calls is easy as all functions (answer, end, redial, voice dial and volume) can be made from the cover on the helmet.’
    • ‘It just so happened to have gone that way, the way it did, with me pressing redial, and then being too nosy to touch the ‘end’ button and put the cell phone away.’
    • ‘Jennifer went to look at the phone and accidentally hit redial.’
    • ‘First you must devote yourself to getting through to reservations - put the phone on redial and speaker phone and be prepared to sit there for an hour or more.’
    • ‘The retro wall phones available today have the appearance of the old-fashioned models, but like the desk phones, they also have push button technology, including redial and volume control.’
    • ‘All she had strength to do though, was hit redial.’
    • ‘I pulled the cell phone out after locking the door and hit redial.’
    • ‘She told me she hit redial every 30 seconds for over two hours trying to call me one evening!’
    • ‘Sobering somewhat, thinking of everything that Mister Black had told him, Kyle picked up the phone and hit redial.’
    • ‘Why didn't I hang up the phone when I pressed redial?’
    • ‘Once in the car park, I pulled out my mobile, and pressed redial.’
    • ‘It was also easy just to press redial to try again.’
    • ‘‘Michelle,’ said I. ‘I've got my phone on redial.’’
    • ‘Those who hit redial effectively get twice the say of those who only call once.’
    • ‘‘Oh, yeah,’ I muttered, pressing the Talk button twice and starting the redial.’
    • ‘The compact remote unit measures 3 inches high by 1.75 inches wide by 1.75 inches deep and has a full telephone keypad with flash, redial and 10-number memory.’
    • ‘Morris pressed the redial again only to find yet another busy signal.’
    • ‘She jumped on the bed like before and laid on her back, picked up the phone, and hit redial.’