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  Definition of call
  1. the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
  2. (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
  3. 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"
  4. a brief social visit; "senior professors'' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
  5. a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
  6. 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"
  7. an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
  8. the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
  9. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
  10. a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
  11. a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
  12. a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
  13. a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
  14. rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
  15. consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
  16. challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
  17. utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
  18. 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"
  19. order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
  20. lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
  21. 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"
  22. order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director''s office"; "Call the police!"
  23. declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
  24. challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
  25. require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
  26. 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"
  27. make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
  28. 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"
  29. utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
  30. assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  31. 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"
  32. read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
  33. indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
  34. give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
  35. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
  36. demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
  37. 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"
  38. pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
  39. make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
  40. greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir''"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
  41. stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
Similar Words: call option, Call, phone call, telephone call, birdcall, birdsong, song, cry, outcry, yell, shout, vociferation, claim, margin call, telephone, call up, phone, ring, send for, shout out, scream, holler, hollo, squall, predict, foretell, prognosticate, forebode, anticipate, promise, name, call off, bid, call in, visit, address

 

See Also: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth, provoke, kick up, call up, mobilize, mobilise, rally, call out, exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, shout

 

Hyponyms: round, call-back, collect call, call-in, crank call, local call, long-distance, long-distance call, trunk call, conference call, wake-up call, function call, system call, supervisor call instruction, bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl, blue murder, catcall, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry, halloo, hoot, hosanna, noise, scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching, whoop, war cry, war whoop, rallying cry, battle cry, yelling, shouting, yodel, boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, snort, bird, recall, cell phone, call in, summon, summons, cite, beep, call back, lift, muster, hail, call up, mobilize, mobilise, rally, hurrah, shrill, pipe up, pipe, howl, ululate, wail, yawl, squawk, screak, skreak, skreigh, read, second-guess, outguess, augur, bet, wager, forecast, calculate, prophesy, vaticinate, misname, miscall, post, brand, baptize, baptise, christen, style, title, dub, nickname, rename, entitle, term, tag, raise, double, outcall, underbid, outbid, overbid, preempt, see, drop by, drop in, come by

 

Grouped Verbs: shout, shout out, cry, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall, send for, call in, exclaim, cry out, outcry, call out, name, address, telephone, call up, phone, ring, visit

 

Entailments: dial, square dance

 

Part Meronyms: straddle, span, card game, cards

 

Derivational Morphology: visit, call in, telephone, call up, phone, ring, sing, exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout, shout out, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall, outshout, caller, vociferation, Call, career, calling, vocation, birdcall, birdsong, song, ringing, tintinnabulation, telephone set, caller-up, phoner, telephoner, telephony, phone call, telephone call, call option, bellow, bellowing, holla, hollering, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching, screamer, yelling, shouting, foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding, prediction, foretelling, forecasting, prognostication, prophecy, vaticination, prognosis, forecast, forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer, anticipation, prevision, namer, name, naming, caller-out, bid, bidding, bidder, margin call, company, visitor, visitant

 

Anagrams: Alca

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: سَمَّى   Croatian: zvati  
Dutch: noemen and opbellen and roepen and schreeuwen   Esperanto: voki and voko  
Finnish: huuto and kutsu and kutsua and soittaa and soitto   French: appel and appeler and chant  
German: Anruf and heißen and nennen and Ruf and rufen and telefonieren   Greek: καλώ and κλήση τηλεφωνική , τηλεφώνημα  
Hebrew: להיקרא and לצלצל and לקרוא and ציוץ and צלצול and קריאה   Hindi: बुला  
Hungarian: felhív and hív and kiált   Ido: vokar  
Italian: canto and richiamo and telefonata and urlo   Japanese: 電話する and 鳴き声 and 叫ぶ and 呼び出し and 呼び声 and 呼ぶ  
Korean: 부르다 and 부름 and 불러내다 and 불리다 and 소리치다 and 외침 and 울음 and 전화   Latin: vocō  
Polish: nazywać   Portuguese: canto and chamada and chamar and gritar and telefonar and telefonema  
Romanian: chema and chemare and numi and striga and telefona and vizita   Russian: звать and зваться and звонить and звонок and зов and крик and кричать  
Slovak: volať   Slovene: klic and poklicati  
Spanish: canto and convocatoria and gritar and grito and llamada and llamar   Swahili: kilio and kuita and kuitwa and kupiga simu and mwito  
Swedish: fågelsång and kalla and ringa and rop and ropa and telefonsamtal   Telugu: పిలుపు  
Turkish: aramak and çağrı  
 
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