[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'.

Inputed by Dustin--From WordNet


(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.

Typist: Shelley

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Name, term, denominate, entitle, style, phrase, designate, dub, christen.[2]. Bid, invite, summon, ask to come, send for.[3]. Convoke, assemble, convene, muster, call together.[4]. Appoint, designate, elect, ordain, set apart.[5]. Invoke, appeal to.

v. n. [1]. Exclaim, cry, cry out, speak aloud, make appeal.[2]. Make a short visit.

n. [1]. Invitation, summons.[2]. Demand, claim, requisition.[3]. Short visit.

Checker: Raffles


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.

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