Definition of Call

1. Noun. A telephone connection. "He heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"

2. Verb. Assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to. "They call him "Bobby""; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
Exact synonyms: Name
Specialized synonyms: Baptise, Baptize, Christen, Refer, Style, Title, Dub, Nickname, Rename, Entitle, Title, Term, Tag
Generic synonyms: Label
Related verbs: Address
Derivative terms: Name, Namer, Naming

3. Noun. A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course. "He was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
Generic synonyms: Disposition, Inclination, Tendency

4. Verb. Ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality. "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
Specialized synonyms: Miscall, Misname, Brand, Post
Related verbs: Name
Generic synonyms: Label

5. Noun. A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition. "The speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

6. Verb. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone. "They call "; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
Exact synonyms: Call Up, Phone, Ring, Telephone
Category relationships: Telephone, Telephony
Specialized synonyms: Cell Phone, Call In
Entails: Dial
Generic synonyms: Telecommunicate
Derivative terms: Caller, Phone, Phoner, Ring, Telephone, Telephone, Telephoner

7. Noun. A demand especially in the phrase. "The call of duty"
Exact synonyms: Claim
Generic synonyms: Demand

8. Verb. Utter a sudden loud cry. "Sam and Sue call"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

9. Noun. The characteristic sound produced by a bird. "A bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
Exact synonyms: Birdcall, Birdsong, Song
Generic synonyms: Animal Communication
Specialized synonyms: Bell-like Call, Two-note Call
Derivative terms: Sing, Songster

10. Verb. Order, request, or command to come. "Sam cannot call Sue "; "Call the police!"
Exact synonyms: Send For
Generic synonyms: Enjoin, Order, Say, Tell
Specialized synonyms: Cite, Summon, Summons, Beep, Call Back, Recall, Call In, Lift, Muster, Hail, Summon, Call Up, Mobilise, Mobilize, Rally
Also: Call Forth, Call Forth, Call Up
Derivative terms: Caller

11. Noun. A brief social visit. "The characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence"
Generic synonyms: Visit

12. Verb. Pay a brief visit. "Sam cannot call Sue "; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
Exact synonyms: Call In, Visit
Generic synonyms: Get Together, Meet
Specialized synonyms: See, See, Come By, Drop By, Drop In
Derivative terms: Caller, Visit, Visitant, Visitor

13. Noun. A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement.
Exact synonyms: Margin Call
Generic synonyms: Demand

14. Verb. Call a meeting; invite or command to meet. "The new dean calls meetings every week"
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Related verbs: Send For
Causes: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Gather, Meet
Derivative terms: Caller

15. Noun. A demand for a show of hands in a card game. "After two raises there was a call"
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Demand

16. Verb. Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees. "Call roll"
Generic synonyms: Read

17. Noun. A request. "Not many calls for buggywhips"
Generic synonyms: Asking, Request
Specialized synonyms: Recall

18. Verb. Send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message. "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"
Category relationships: Telecom, Telecommunication
Related verbs: Call Up, Phone, Ring, Telephone
Generic synonyms: Telecommunicate

19. Noun. An instruction that interrupts the program being executed. "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"

20. Verb. Utter a characteristic note or cry. "Bluejays called to one another"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

21. Noun. A visit in an official or professional capacity. "The salesman's call on a customer"
Specialized synonyms: Round
Generic synonyms: Visit

22. Verb. Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather. "Call a football game"

23. Noun. (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee. "He was ejected for protesting the call"
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Decision, Determination
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport

24. Verb. Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name. "She calls him by first name"
Exact synonyms: Address
Generic synonyms: Address, Turn To
Related verbs: Name

25. Noun. The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date.
Exact synonyms: Call Option
Group relationships: Span, Straddle
Generic synonyms: Option
Antonyms: Put Option

26. Verb. Make a stop in a harbour. "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
Generic synonyms: Stop, Stop Over
Related verbs: Call In, Visit

27. Verb. Demand payment of (a loan). "Call a loan"
Exact synonyms: Call In
Generic synonyms: Demand, Exact
Derivative terms: Callable

28. Verb. Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands. "He called his trump"
Exact synonyms: Bid
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Play
Specialized synonyms: Raise, Double, Outcall, Underbid, Outbid, Overbid, Preempt
Derivative terms: Bid, Bidder, Bidding, Caller

29. Verb. Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
Exact synonyms: Call Off
Entails: Square Dance
Derivative terms: Caller

30. Verb. Indicate a decision in regard to. "Call balls and strikes behind the plate"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Indicate

31. Verb. Make a prediction about; tell in advance. "Call the outcome of an election"

32. Verb. Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation. "Call a bond"
Generic synonyms: Ask, Expect, Require
Related verbs: Call In

33. Verb. Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense. "Sam cannot call Sue "; "He deserves to be called on that"
Generic synonyms: Challenge, Dispute, Gainsay

34. Verb. Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee. "Call a runner out"
Generic synonyms: Adjudge, Declare, Hold

35. Verb. Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal. "Call ducks"
Generic synonyms: Entice, Lure, Tempt

36. Verb. Order or request or give a command for. "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
Generic synonyms: Order

37. Verb. Order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role. "They called him to active military duty"
Generic synonyms: Request
Related verbs: Send For
Derivative terms: Calling

38. Verb. Utter in a loud voice or announce. "The auctioneer called the bids"
Related verbs: Cry, Holler, Hollo, Scream, Shout, Shout Out, Squall, Yell
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Caller

39. Verb. Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of. "Call the speaker on a question of fact"
Generic synonyms: Challenge, Dispute, Gainsay

40. Verb. Consider or regard as being. "I would not call her beautiful"
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View

41. Verb. Rouse somebody from sleep with a call. "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Awaken, Rouse, Wake, Wake Up, Waken

Definition of Call

1. v. t. To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.

2. v. i. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Call

1. Noun. A telephone conversation. ¹

2. Noun. A social visit. ¹

3. Noun. A cry or shout. ¹

4. Noun. A decision or judgement. ¹

5. Noun. The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal. ¹

6. Noun. A beckoning or summoning. ¹

7. Noun. (finance) An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time. ¹

8. Noun. (cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman. ¹

9. Noun. (cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.) ¹

10. Noun. A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call). ¹

11. Noun. (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point. ¹

12. Noun. A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on. ¹

13. Noun. (poker) The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting. ¹

14. Verb. To request, summon, or beckon. ¹

15. Verb. To cry or shout. ¹

16. Verb. To contact by telephone. ¹

17. Verb. To pay a social visit. ¹

18. Verb. To name or refer to. ¹

19. Verb. (''reflexively'': '''to be called''') Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name. ¹

20. Verb. (cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run. ¹

21. Verb. (baseball cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.) ¹

22. Verb. (poker) To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet. ¹

23. Verb. (''with an object preceded by the preposition'' for) To require, demand. ¹

24. Verb. To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on. ¹

25. Verb. (finance) To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium. ¹

26. Verb. (banking) To demand repayment of a loan. ¹

27. Verb. (transitive) To predict. ¹

28. Verb. (transitive) To declare in advance. ¹

29. Verb. (transitive computing) To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion. ¹

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Definition of Call

1. to summon [v -ED, -ING, -S] : CALLABLE [adj] - See also: summon

Lexicographical Neighbors of Call

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