Definition of Call back

1. Verb. Cause to be returned. "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"

Exact synonyms: Call In, Recall, Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Take
Specialized synonyms: Decommission
Derivative terms: Callback, Recall

2. Verb. Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection. "They won't call back the story "; "Call up memories"

3. Verb. Return or repeat a telephone call. "She left a message but the contractor never called back"
Generic synonyms: Answer, Reply, Respond
Derivative terms: Call-back

4. Verb. Summon to return. "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"
Exact synonyms: Recall
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For
Derivative terms: Call-back, Recall

Definition of Call back

1. Noun. Request for a second interview or audition, following a successful initial interview. ¹

2. Verb. To request someone's return. ¹

3. Verb. To telephone someone again at a more convenient time. ¹

4. Verb. To return to a shop or residence one has previously visited. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Call Back

call-in show
call 'em as one sees 'em
call a spade a spade
call an ambulance
call at
call attention
call back (current term)
call box
call boy
call boys
call center
call centers
call centre
call centres
call collect
call date
call dates
call delay
call down
call drink
call drinks

Literary usage of Call back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Salesmanship and Sales Management by John George Jones (1917)
"The "call-back"—This brings us to the "callback." The man selling staples and calling on his regular trade is continually calling back. ..."

2. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"... or call back, met from evil -CLAIM-INO. courses, and, cons, to re- -LESS. store, to reform, to recover ; to restore or reduce to order. ..."

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