Definition of Yellow Pages in English:

Yellow Pages

(also yellow pages)

plural noun

trademark
  • 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.

    • ‘For your nearest CAB, social services or housing department, see your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages.’
    • ‘About 62% of the publication is dedicated to telephone number listings and 25% to the Yellow Pages.’
    • ‘The Yellow Pages are full of listings for general building contractors.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Do they want work or do they have their names and addresses printed in Yellow Pages for fun?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘RR Donnelley continues to print Yellow Pages and Business Pages for Yell.’
    1. 1.1 A business directory accessed through the Internet.
      • ‘Think Yellow Pages, think referral fees, think online.’
      • ‘Tracking the term through the Yellow Pages and the Internet, Francaviglia locates an emerging vernacular.’
      • ‘Using the Yellow Pages online, you can find almost any product sold in Singapore, and sometimes you can order it on-line as well.’
      • ‘Yahoo's Yellow Pages already offer a keyword search for business name or business type and orders results by distance from any location.’
      • ‘Consult the Yellow Pages or the Internet for reweavers.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Making matters even worse, regional telephone companies decided to compete for Internet Yellow Pages contracts.’
      • ‘Local also beats my local Yellow Pages publisher's online directory service, Qwest's Dex, in my opinion.’
      • ‘It lays out the structure of an Internet-based Yellow Pages where an application can find other service providers.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

Yellow Pages

/ˈyelō ˌpājiz//ˈjɛloʊ ˌpeɪdʒɪz/