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Definitions of call

  1. To address by name; to cry aloud; to make a short visit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To invoke; to appeal to. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To rouse from sleep; to awaken. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To invite or command to meet; to convoke; - often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To utter in a loud or distinct voice; - often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To summon from, or invite to, any place; officially choose for an office; as, to call minister; name; exhort; utter in a loud voice; rouse from sleep. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To name: to summon: to appoint or proclaim. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To name; summon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To make a demand, requirement, or request. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; - sometimes with to. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To speak in a loud voice; make a brief visit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To cry aloud: to make a short visit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. To name; to summon; to convoke; to proclaim; to appoint; to invoke. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To name; to invite to come; to summon; to warn; to exhort; to visit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. brief visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's visits to his parishioners"; "a visit to a dentist"; "the salesman's call on a customer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. a brief social visit; "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. a telephone connection; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. call a meeting; invite or command to meet; "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; -- often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. A divine vocation or summons. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. Vocation; employment. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. See Assessment, 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. The act of calling; - usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. A summons or invitation; a request or command; a short visit; the cry uttered by certain animals. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  70. A summons or invitation: an impulse: a demand: a short visit: a shrill whistle: the cry of a bird. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  71. A summons; cry; short visit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  72. A shout or cry; summons; invitation; divine vocation; claim; right; obligation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  73. A brief visit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. A vocal address, summons, or citation; demand; invitation; a short visit; the cry of a bird to its young or its mate; a note on the horn by a huntsman to cheer on the hounds; the whistle of the boatswain. To call back, to revoke or retract; to recall. To call for, to demand; to visit so as to bring some one or something away. To call in, to collect; to withdraw from circulation; to summon together; to invite together. To call forth, to bring or summon to action. To call off to summon away; to divert. To call over, to read aloud a list, name by name. To call out, to challenge to fight; to summon into service; to utter in a loud voice; to bawl. To call to mind, to recollect. To call tip, to bring into view or recollection; to bring into action or discussion; to require payment. A called session, an extraordinary session. To call on, to make a short visit to; to invoke; to demand the performance of a duty, or the payment of a debt. To call upon, to implore. A call of the house, in parliamentary language, an authoritative summons to members to be present at a stated time either to discuss some important matter or with a view to ascertain who are and who are not at their posts. Call to the bar, admission as a barrister. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  75. A summons or invitation; a command; a short visit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for call

  1. Call you her 'coy'? – The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. As to what you might choose to call yourself, that would be nothing to me and not very much I should say, to her. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
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