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〔 kɒl 〕


〔 kɒːl 〕

Overview of noun call

The noun call has 13 senses

  • call, phone call, telephone call -- (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")

  • Call -- (a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call")

  • cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation -- (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience")

  • call, claim -- (a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty")

  • birdcall, call, birdsong, song -- (the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age")

  • call -- (a brief social visit; "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")

  • margin call, call -- (a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement)

  • call -- (a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call")

  • call -- (a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips")

  • call -- (an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed")

  • call -- (a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer")

  • call -- ((sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call")

  • call option, call -- (the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date)

Overview of verb call

The verb call has 28 senses

  • name, call -- (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader")

  • call -- (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")

  • call, telephone, call up, phone, ring -- (get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning")

  • shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall -- (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")

  • call, send for -- (order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!")

  • visit, call in, call -- (pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens")

  • call -- (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")

  • call -- (read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll")

  • call -- (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")

  • call -- (utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another")

  • call -- (stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game")

  • address, call -- (greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name")

  • call -- (make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow")

  • call, call in -- (demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan")

  • bid, call -- (make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump")

  • call, call off -- (give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance)

  • call -- (indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate")

  • predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise -- (make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election")

  • call -- (require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond")

  • call -- (challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that")

  • call -- (declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out")

  • call -- (lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks")

  • call -- (order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday")

  • call -- (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")

  • call -- (utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids")

  • call -- (challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact")

  • call -- (consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful")

  • call -- (rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning")