Definitions for call

Definitions for (noun) call

Main entry: call, call option

Definition: the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

Main entry: call

Definition: (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee

Usage: he was ejected for protesting the call

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Definition: a visit in an official or professional capacity

Usage: the pastor's calls on his parishioners; the salesman's call on a customer

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Definition: a brief social visit

Usage: 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

Main entry: Call

Definition: a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course

Usage: he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

Main entry: phone call, call, telephone call

Definition: a telephone connection

Usage: 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

Main entry: call

Definition: an instruction that interrupts the program being executed

Usage: Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed

Main entry: birdcall, birdsong, call, song

Definition: the characteristic sound produced by a bird

Usage: a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age

Main entry: shout, vociferation, yell, cry, call, outcry

Definition: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

Usage: the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Main entry: call

Definition: a request

Usage: many calls for Christmas stories; not many calls for buggywhips

Main entry: claim, call

Definition: a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"

Main entry: call

Definition: a demand for a show of hands in a card game

Usage: after two raises there was a call

Main entry: call, margin call

Definition: a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement

Definitions for (verb) call

Main entry: call

Definition: rouse somebody from sleep with a call

Usage: I was called at 5 A.M. this morning

Main entry: call

Definition: consider or regard as being

Usage: I would not call her beautiful

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Definition: challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

Usage: call the speaker on a question of fact

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Definition: utter in a loud voice or announce

Usage: He called my name; The auctioneer called the bids

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Definition: order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role

Usage: He was already called 4 times for jury duty; They called him to active military duty

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Definition: order or request or give a command for

Usage: The unions called a general strike for Sunday

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Definition: lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

Usage: Call ducks

Main entry: ring, phone, call, call up, telephone

Definition: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

Usage: I tried to call you all night; Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Main entry: call, send for

Definition: order, request, or command to come

Usage: She was called into the director's office; Call the police!

Main entry: call

Definition: declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

Usage: call a runner out

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Definition: challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense

Usage: He deserves to be called on that

Main entry: call

Definition: require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

Usage: Call a bond

Main entry: yell, holler, hollo, call, scream, shout, shout out, squall, cry

Definition: utter a sudden loud cry

Usage: she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle; I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Main entry: predict, prognosticate, promise, call, forebode, foretell, anticipate

Definition: make a prediction about; tell in advance

Usage: Call the outcome of an election

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Definition: ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality

Usage: He called me a bastard; She called her children lazy and ungrateful

Main entry: call

Definition: utter a characteristic note or cry

Usage: bluejays called to one another

Main entry: name, call

Definition: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

Usage: They named their son David; The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Main entry: call

Definition: send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message

Usage: Hawaii is calling!; A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling

Main entry: call

Definition: read aloud to check for omissions or absentees

Usage: Call roll

Main entry: call

Definition: indicate a decision in regard to

Usage: call balls and strikes behind the plate

Main entry: call, call off

Definition: give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance

Main entry: bid, call

Definition: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

Usage: He called his trump

Main entry: call, call in

Definition: demand payment of (a loan)

Usage: Call a loan

Main entry: call

Definition: call a meeting; invite or command to meet

Usage: The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'; The new dean calls meetings every week

Main entry: visit, call, call in

Definition: pay a brief visit

Usage: The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

Main entry: call

Definition: make a stop in a harbour

Usage: The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow

Main entry: call, address

Definition: greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

Usage: He always addresses me with `Sir'; Call me Mister; She calls him by first name

Main entry: call

Definition: stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

Usage: call a football game

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