Pronunciation: kạl
v. t.1.To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
[imp. & p. p. Called (kạld); p. pr. & vb. n. Calling]
2.To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; - often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church.
Paul . . . called to be an apostle
- Rom. i. 1.
3.To invite or command to meet; to convoke; - often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
Now call we our high court of Parliament.
- Shak.
4.To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
If you would but call me Rosalind.
- Shak.
5.To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
- Acts x. 15.
6.To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work.
7.To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.
This speech calls him Spaniard.
- Beau. & Fl.
8.To utter in a loud or distinct voice; - often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company.
9.To invoke; to appeal to.
I call God for a witness.
- 2 Cor. i. 23 [Rev. Ver. ]
10.To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
To call a bond
to give notice that the amount of the bond will be paid.
To call a party
(Law) to cry aloud his name in open court, and command him to come in and perform some duty requiring his presence at the time on pain of what may befall him.
To call back
to revoke or retract; to recall; to summon back.
To call down
to pray for, as blessing or curses.
To call forth
to bring or summon to action; as, to call forth all the faculties of the mind.
To call in
a - To collect; as, to call in debts or money; ar to withdraw from cirulation; as, to call in uncurrent coin.
b - To summon to one's side; to invite to come together; as, to call in neighbors.
To call (any one) names
to apply contemptuous names (to any one).
To call off
to summon away; to divert; as, to call off the attention; to call off workmen from their employment.
To call out
a - (a) To summon to fight; to challenge. (b) To summon into service; as, to call out the militia.
To call over
to recite separate particulars in order, as a roll of names.
To call to account
to demand explanation of.
To call to mind
to recollect; to revive in memory.
To call to order
to request to come to order
a - A public meeting, when opening it for business.
b - A person, when he is transgressing the rules of debate.
To call to the bar
to admit to practice in courts of law.
To call up
a - To bring into view or recollection; as to call up the image of deceased friend.
b - To bring into action or discussion; to demand the consideration of; as, to call up a bill before a legislative body.
v. i.1.To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; - sometimes with to.
You must call to the nurse.
- Shak.
The angel of God called to Hagar.
- Gen. xxi. 17.
2.To make a demand, requirement, or request.
3.To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.
He ordered her to call at the house once a week.
- Temple.
To call for
a - To demand; to require; as, a crime calls for punishment; a survey, grant, or deed calls for the metes and bounds, or the quantity of land, etc., which it describes.
b - To give an order for; to request.
To call on
a - To make a short visit to; as, call on a friend.
- Marryat.
b - To appeal to; to invite; to request earnestly; as, to call upon a person to make a speech.
c - To solicit payment, or make a demand, of a debt.
d - To invoke or play to; to worship; as, to call upon God.
To call out
To call or utter loudly; to brawl.
n.1.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.
I rose as at thy call, but found thee not.
- Milton.
2.A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.
3.(Eccl.) An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
4.A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.
Running into danger without any call of duty.
- Macaulay.
5.A divine vocation or summons.
6.Vocation; employment.
7.A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.
The baker's punctual call.
- Cowper.
8.(Hunting) A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.
9.(Naut.) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.
10.(Fowling) The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.
11.(Amer. Land Law) A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
12.The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.
13.See Assessment, 4.
At call
liable to be demanded at any moment without previous notice; as money on deposit.
Call bird
a bird taught to allure others into a snare.
Call boy
a - A boy who calls the actors in a theater; a boy who transmits the orders of the captain of a vessel to the engineer, helmsman, etc.
b - A waiting boy who answers a cal, or cames at the ringing of a bell; a bell boy.
Call note
the note naturally used by the male bird to call the female. It is artificially applied by birdcatchers as a decoy.
Call of the house
(Legislative Bodies) a calling over the names of members, to discover who is absent, or for other purposes; a calling of names with a view to obtaining the ayes and noes from the persons named.
- Latham.
Call to the bar
admission to practice in the courts.
Noun1.Callcall - a telephone connection; "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"
2.Call - a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
3.call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
4.call - a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
Synonyms: claim
5.Callcall - the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
Synonyms: birdcall, birdsong, song
6.call - a brief social visit; "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
7.call - a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
Synonyms: margin call
8.call - a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
9.call - a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
10.call - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
11.call - brief visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's visits to his parishioners"; "a visit to a dentist"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
12.call - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
13.call - the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
Synonyms: call option
Verb1.call - assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
Synonyms: name
2.call - get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
3.call - ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
4.call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
Synonyms: send for
5.call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
6.call - pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
Synonyms: call in, visit
7.call - call a meeting; invite or command to meet; "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week"
8.call - order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
9.call - order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty"
10.call - indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
11.call - stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
12.call - read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
13.call - send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"
14.call - declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
15.call - utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
16.call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
17.call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
18.call - challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
19.call - consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
20.call - demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
Synonyms: call in
21.call - give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
Synonyms: call off
22.call - greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
Synonyms: address
23.call - make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
24.call - make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
Synonyms: bid
25.call - require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
26.call - lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
27.call - challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
28.call - rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
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Calippic cycle
Calippic period
Calisaya bark
calisthenic exercise
Calixtus III
Calking iron
-- Call --
call at
call attention
call back
Call bird
call box
Call boy
call center
call centre
call down
call fire
call for
call forth
call forwarding
call girl
call in
call into question
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