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call - Dictionary definition and meaning for word call

Definition
(noun) a telephone connection
Synonyms : phone call , telephone call
Example Sentence
  • she reported several anonymous calls
  • he placed a phone call to London
  • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call

Definition
(noun) a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
Example Sentence
  • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

Definition
(noun) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
Synonyms : cry , outcry , shout , vociferation , yell
Example Sentence
  • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Definition
(noun) a demand especially in the phrase
Synonyms : claim
Example Sentence
  • the call of duty

Definition
(noun) the characteristic sound produced by a bird
Synonyms : birdcall , birdsong , song
Example Sentence
  • a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age

Definition
(noun) a brief social visit
Example Sentence
  • senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers
  • the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence

Definition
(noun) a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
Synonyms : margin call

Definition
(noun) a demand for a show of hands in a card game
Example Sentence
  • after two raises there was a call

Definition
(noun) a request
Example Sentence
  • many calls for Christmas stories
  • not many calls for buggywhips

Definition
(noun) an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
Example Sentence
  • Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed

Definition
(noun) a visit in an official or professional capacity
Example Sentence
  • the pastor's calls on his parishioners
  • the salesman's call on a customer

Definition
(noun) (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
Example Sentence
  • he was ejected for protesting the call

Definition
(noun) the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
Synonyms : call option

Definition
(verb) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
Synonyms : name
Example Sentence
  • They named their son David
  • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Definition
(verb) ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
Example Sentence
  • He called me a bastard
  • She called her children lazy and ungrateful

Definition
(verb) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
Synonyms : call up , phone , ring , telephone
Example Sentence
  • I tried to call you all night
  • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Definition
(verb) utter a sudden loud cry
Synonyms : cry , holler , hollo , scream , shout , shout out , squall , yell
Example Sentence
  • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
  • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Definition
(verb) order, request, or command to come
Synonyms : send for
Example Sentence
  • She was called into the director's office
  • Call the police!

Definition
(verb) pay a brief visit
Synonyms : call in , visit
Example Sentence
  • The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

Definition
(verb) call a meeting; invite or command to meet
Example Sentence
  • The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'
  • The new dean calls meetings every week

Definition
(verb) read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
Example Sentence
  • Call roll

Definition
(verb) send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message
Example Sentence
  • Hawaii is calling!
  • A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling

Definition
(verb) utter a characteristic note or cry
Example Sentence
  • bluejays called to one another

Definition
(verb) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
Example Sentence
  • call a football game

Definition
(verb) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
Synonyms : address
Example Sentence
  • He always addresses me with `Sir'
  • Call me Mister
  • She calls him by first name

Definition
(verb) make a stop in a harbour
Example Sentence
  • The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow

Definition
(verb) demand payment of (a loan)
Synonyms : call in
Example Sentence
  • Call a loan

Definition
(verb) make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
Synonyms : bid
Example Sentence
  • He called his trump

Definition
(verb) give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
Synonyms : call off

Definition
(verb) indicate a decision in regard to
Example Sentence
  • call balls and strikes behind the plate

Definition
(verb) make a prediction about; tell in advance
Example Sentence
  • Call the outcome of an election

Definition
(verb) require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
Example Sentence
  • Call a bond

Definition
(verb) challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense
Example Sentence
  • He deserves to be called on that

Definition
(verb) declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
Example Sentence
  • call a runner out

Definition
(verb) lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
Example Sentence
  • Call ducks

Definition
(verb) order or request or give a command for
Example Sentence
  • The unions called a general strike for Sunday

Definition
(verb) order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
Example Sentence
  • He was already called 4 times for jury duty
  • They called him to active military duty

Definition
(verb) utter in a loud voice or announce
Example Sentence
  • He called my name
  • The auctioneer called the bids

Definition
(verb) challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
Example Sentence
  • call the speaker on a question of fact

Definition
(verb) consider or regard as being
Example Sentence
  • I would not call her beautiful

Definition
(verb) rouse somebody from sleep with a call
Example Sentence
  • I was called at 5 A.M. this morning

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