Definition of Call up
1. Noun. An order to report for military duty.
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
2. Verb. Bring forward for consideration. "The case was called up in court"
3. Verb. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone. "They call up "; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
Category relationships: Telephone, Telephony
Specialized synonyms: Cell Phone, Call In
Generic synonyms: Telecommunicate
Related verbs: Call
Derivative terms: Call, Caller, Phone, Phoner, Ring, Telephone, Telephone, Telephoner
4. Verb. Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection. "They won't call up the story "; "Call up memories"
Specialized synonyms: Know, Recognise, Recognize, Brush Up, Refresh, Review
Derivative terms: Recall, Recollection, Recollective, Remembering, Remembrance, Retrieval, Think, Thought
Also: Think Back
5. Verb. Call to arms; of military personnel.
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For
Derivative terms: Mobilisation, Mobilisation, Mobilization, Rallying
Definition of Call up
1. Noun. An order to report for military service. ¹
2. Verb. To retrieve from personal or computer memory. ¹
3. Verb. (idiomatic) To call on the telephone. ¹
4. Verb. To select e.g. to a sports squad. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Call Up
Literary usage of Call up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"Tait the names of the founders of his science call up the ideas, not so much of the scientific documents they have left behind them in our libraries, ..."
2. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1892)
"... of Sicily did not simply call up wild hopes for the future, past failure might seem to call to renewed undertakings which should not end in failure. ..."
3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell, Arnold Glover (1901)
"For instance, he would call up a boy and ask him Latin for a candlestick, which the boy could not expect to be asked. Now, Sir, if a boy could answer every ..."
4. On the Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold (1867)
"to call up any number of instances. Latin poetry supplies plenty of instances too; if we put this from ..."