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Call meaning

call - 48 dictionary results

  1. 1. a request; " many calls for Christmas stories"; " not many calls for buggywhips"
  2. 2. a demand for a show of hands in a card game; " after two raises there was a call"
  3. 3. rouse somebody from sleep with a call; " I was called at 5 A. M. this morning"
  4. 4. consider or regard as being; " I would not call her beautiful"
  5. 5. challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; " call the speaker on a question of fact"
  6. 6. utter in a loud voice or announce; " He called my name"; " The auctioneer called the bids"
  7. 7. 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"
  8. 8. order or request or give a command for; " The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
  9. 9. lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; " Call ducks"
  10. 10. declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; " call a runner out"
  11. 11. challenge ( somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; " He deserves to be called on that"
  12. 12. require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; " Call a bond"
  13. 13. utter a characteristic note or cry; " bluejays called to one another"
  14. 14. 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"
  15. 15. read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; " Call roll"
  16. 16. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; " He called his trump"
  17. 17. demand payment of ( a loan); " Call a loan"
  18. 18. 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"
  19. 19. make a stop in a harbour; " The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
  20. 20. stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; " call a football game"
  21. 21. To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
  24. 24. To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.
  27. 27. To invoke; to appeal to.
  28. 28. To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
  29. 29. To make a demand, requirement, or request.
  30. 30. To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.
  31. 31. A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.
  32. 32. An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
  33. 33. A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.
  34. 34. A divine vocation or summons.
  35. 35. Vocation; employment.
  36. 36. A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.
  37. 37. A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.
  38. 38. A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.
  42. 42. See Assessment, 4.
  43. 43. 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.
  44. 44. 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.
  45. 45. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; - sometimes with to.
  46. 46. 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.
  47. 47. A summons; cry; short visit.
  48. 48. To name; summon.

call - examples of usage

  1. Min, would you care to go over to call on my roommate for a few minutes?
  2. She heard Katharine call her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I heard you call me." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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