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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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