Definitions of call:
  • noun:   (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
    Example: "He was ejected for protesting the call"
  • noun:   brief visit in an official or professional capacity
    Example: "The salesman's call on a customer"
  • noun:   a brief social visit
    Example: "Senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
  • noun:   a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    Example: "He was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
  • noun:   a telephone connection
    Example: "She reported several anonymous calls"
  • noun:   an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
    Example: "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
  • noun:   a request
    Example: "Many calls for Christmas stories"
  • noun:   a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
  • noun:   a demand for a show of hands in a card game
    Example: "After two raises there was a call"
  • noun:   the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
  • noun:   the characteristic sound produced by a bird
  • noun:   a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
  • noun:   a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
  • verb:   demand payment of (a loan)
    Example: "Call a loan"
  • verb:   call a meeting; invite or command to meet
    Example: "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"
  • verb:   make a stop in a harbour
    Example: "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
  • verb:   stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
    Example: "Call a football game"
  • verb:   consider or regard as being
    Example: "I would not call her beautiful"
  • verb:   challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
    Example: "Call the speaker on a question of fact"
  • verb:   utter in a loud voice or announce
    Example: "He called my name"
  • verb:   order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
    Example: "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"
  • verb:   order or request or give a command for
    Example: "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
  • verb:   lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
    Example: "Call ducks"
  • verb:   get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
    Example: "I tried to call you all night"
  • verb:   order, request, or command to come
    Example: "She was called into the director's office"
  • verb:   declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
    Example: "Call a runner out"
  • verb:   challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense
    Example: "He deserves to be called on that"
  • verb:   require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
    Example: "Call a bond"
  • verb:   ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
    Example: "He called me a bastard"
  • verb:   utter a characteristic note or cry
    Example: "Bluejays called to one another"
  • verb:   send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message
    Example: "Hawaii is calling!"
  • verb:   read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
    Example: "Call roll"
  • verb:   indicate a decision in regard to
    Example: "Call balls and strikes behind the plate"
  • verb:   rouse somebody from sleep with a call
    Example: "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
  • verb:   give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
  • verb:   make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
    Example: "He called his trump"
  • verb:   greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
    Example: "Call me Mister"
  • verb:   assign a specified, proper name to
  • verb:   pay a brief visit
    Example: "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
  • verb:   utter a sudden loud cry
  • verb:   make a prediction about; tell in advance
    Example: "Call the outcome of an election"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 16666 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1974)

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