[kɔːl] or [kɔl]
(noun.) (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; 'he was ejected for protesting the call'.
(noun.) a visit in an official or professional capacity; 'the pastor's calls on his parishioners'; 'the salesman's call on a customer'.
(noun.) a brief social visit; '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'.
(noun.) a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; 'he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call'.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; 'Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed'.
(noun.) a request; 'many calls for Christmas stories'; 'not many calls for buggywhips'.
(noun.) a demand especially in the phrase 'the call of duty'.
(noun.) a demand for a show of hands in a card game; 'after two raises there was a call'.
(verb.) rouse somebody from sleep with a call; 'I was called at 5 A.M. this morning'.
(verb.) consider or regard as being; 'I would not call her beautiful'.
(verb.) challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; 'call the speaker on a question of fact'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) order, request, or command to come; 'She was called into the director's office'; 'Call the police!'.
(verb.) declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; 'call a runner out'.
(verb.) challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; 'He deserves to be called on that'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) utter a characteristic note or cry; 'bluejays called to one another'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) indicate a decision in regard to; 'call balls and strikes behind the plate'.
(verb.) give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
(verb.) demand payment of (a loan); 'Call a loan'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; 'call a football game'.
(verb.) lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; 'Call ducks'.
(verb.) require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; 'Call a bond'.
(verb.) make a stop in a harbour; 'The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow'.
(verb.) utter in a loud voice or announce; 'He called my name'; 'The auctioneer called the bids'.
(verb.) read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; 'Call roll'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) order or request or give a command for; 'The unions called a general strike for Sunday'.
(v. t.) To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
(v. t.) To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To invoke; to appeal to.
(v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
(v. i.) To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to.
(v. i.) To make a demand, requirement, or request.
(v. i.) To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.
(n.) An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
(n.) A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.
(n.) A divine vocation or summons.
(n.) Vocation; employment.
(n.) A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.
(n.) A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.
(n.) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.
(n.) See Assessment, 4.
v. a. . Name, term, denominate, entitle, style, phrase, designate, dub, christen.. Bid, invite, summon, ask to come, send for.. Convoke, assemble, convene, muster, call together.. Appoint, designate, elect, ordain, set apart.. Invoke, appeal to.
v. n. . Exclaim, cry, cry out, speak aloud, make appeal.. Make a short visit.
n. . Invitation, summons.. Demand, claim, requisition.. Short visit.
n. (Spens.) a caul or cap.
v.i. to cry aloud (with out; to after at up down): to make a short visit (with upon for at).—v.t. to name: to summon: to appoint or proclaim: to designate or reckon: to select for a special office as in 'called to be an apostle ' 'to be called to the bar:' (coll.) to call bad names to some one.—n. a summons or invitation: an impulse: a demand: a short visit: a shrill whistle: the cry of a bird: admission to the rank of barrister: an invitation to the pastorate of a congregation also the written form of such with appended list of names of persons concurring: (coll.) occasion cause.—ns. Call′-at-large a form of pastoral call sometimes adopted by a presbytery where a congregation is not unanimous in which the name of the person to be called is not inscribed beforehand and names cannot be adhibited by mandate; Call′-bird a bird trained to allure others into snares; Call′-boy a boy who waits upon the prompter in a theatre and calls the actors when wanted on the stage; Call′er one who pays a short visit; Call′ing that station to which a person is called by Providence to fill: one's trade profession or occupation; Call′ing-crab a popular name for the fiddler-crab which waves its larger claw when disturbed; Call′-note the note by which a bird or beast calls its young.—Call attention to to point out; Call away to divert the mind; Call back to recall; Call for to ask loudly: claim; Call forth to bring or summon to action; Call for trumps to lay down such cards at whist as will induce one's partner to lead a trump; Call in to bring in from outside as the notes in circulation &c.; Call in question to challenge; Call off to summon away; Call on or upon to invoke appeal to; Call out to challenge to fight esp. a duel: to summon to service bring into operation; Call over to read aloud a list; Call to account to summon to render an account; Call up to summon from beneath or to a tribunal.
- I have something beyond this, but I will call it a defect, not an endowment, if it leads me to misery, while ye are happy. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- And what do you call these little fellows, ma'am? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Do you call it late? 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- You and I shall quarrel, Naumann, if you call that lady my aunt again. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Well; but Shipmate--' 'Don't call me Shipmate,' said the man. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Call Estella, she repeated, flashing a look at me. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- It is the work of that fellow they call Snipes, I am sure, said Jane. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- I have called it insuperable, and I speak advisedly. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- When the iron parts with its carbon it loses its fluidity and becomes plastic and coherent, and is formed into balls called _blooms_. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- I am coming, he called back; ?I am coming as fast as I can! 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- It is called the Indo-European or ARYAN family. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Their headquarters lay in the southwest corner of this district, near the crossing of two of the so-called Martian canals. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- The red ball is dyed after seasoning, and at the time of final turning called finishing. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- She called to me faintly, and pointed to a little phial in her work-box. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Let no one suppose that the unwillingness to cultivate what Mr. Wells calls the mental hinterland is a vice peculiar to the business man. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Calls a house a rookery when there's not a rook near it, and takes the birds on trust, because he sees the nests! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- She calls me Noah, as a sort of fond way of talking,' said Mr. Morris Bolter, late Claypole, turning to Fagin. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- Yet Arnold calls them 'The young, light-hearted masters of the wave. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- But I mustn't, and won't; and you will have the goodness to tell Smith to say I am not at home when either of them calls. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Next day, boy calls: “Very sorry--his mistake-- immense business--great many parcels to deliver--Mr. Sawyer's compliments--late Nockemorf. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The socialist movement calls him its prophet, and, while many socialists say he is superseded, no one disputes his historical importance. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- William was soon calling out from the landing-place of the second story for his mother and for Rebecca. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- But, much too soon, we heard the others laughing and talking, and calling 'where's Dora? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- She ran along the sea beach, believing the old boat was theer; and calling out to us to turn away our faces, for she was a-coming by. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- This improvement put weaving ahead of spinning, and the weavers were continually calling on the spindlers for more weft yarns. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Good-bye for the present, Miss Bella,' said Mrs Boffin, calling out a hearty parting. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- They had to wait, the driver calling and shouting, till the dense crowd would make way. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Then, do you see any way in which the philosopher can be preserved in his calling to the end? 柏拉图. 理想国.