1. [ verb ] assign a specified, proper name to
Synonyms: name

"They named their son David" "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

Related terms: label term baptize entitle address rename dub tag style address naming
2. [ verb ] (telecommunications) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
Synonyms: telephone phone ring call_up

"I tried to call you all night" "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"

Related terms: telecommunicate call_in cell_phone telephone telephone caller dial
3. [ 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"

Related terms: label misname post name
4. [ verb ] order, request, or command to come
Synonyms: send_for

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

Related terms: order summon summon call_up call_in muster hail recall lift beep raise summon provoke call_up
5. [ verb ] utter a sudden loud cry
Synonyms: scream yell shout cry holler squall shout_out hollo

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

Related terms: utter squawk squeak howl shriek whoop halloo hollo hurrah exclaim call_out exclaim cry cry scream bellow yelling screamer
6. [ verb ] pay a brief visit
Synonyms: visit call_in

"The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

Related terms: meet see see drop_by visitor caller
7. [ 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"

Related terms: request meet
8. [ verb ] indicate a decision in regard to (sports)

: "call balls and strikes behind the plate"

Related terms: indicate sport
9. [ 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"

Related terms: request
10. [ verb ] order or request or give a command for

"The unions called a general strike for Sunday"

Related terms: order
11. [ noun ] (telecommunications) a telephone connection
Synonyms: telephone_call phone_call

"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"

Related terms: telephone local_call call-back crank_call wake-up_call call-in conference_call long-distance collect_call
12. [ verb ] (telecommunications) 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"

Related terms: telecommunicate telecommunication
13. [ verb ] stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

"call a football game"

Related terms: postpone
14. [ verb ] read aloud to check for omissions or absentees

"Call roll"

Related terms: read
15. [ verb ] utter a characteristic note or cry

"bluejays called to one another"

Related terms: utter birdcall
16. [ 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"

Related terms: inclination
17. [ noun ] a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
Synonyms: cry yell shout outcry vociferation

"the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

Related terms: utterance war_cry scream bellow yelling catcall clamor hoot whoop halloo boo yodel noise blue_murder hosanna shout exclaim yell outshout
18. [ verb ] challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense

"He deserves to be called on that"

Related terms: challenge
19. [ verb ] (law) demand payment of, as of a loan
Synonyms: call_in

"Call a loan"

Related terms: demand
20. [ noun ] a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
Synonyms: claim
Related terms: demand
21. [ noun ] the characteristic sound produced by a bird
Synonyms: song birdsong birdcall

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

Related terms: animal_communication sing
22. [ noun ] a brief social visit

: "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"

Related terms: visit visit visit
23. [ verb ] give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
Synonyms: call_off
Related terms: caller square_dance
24. [ verb ] (bridge,games) make a demand in card games, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
Synonyms: bid

"He called his trump"

Related terms: play underbid preempt outcall outbid overbid raise double card_game bidder bid
25. [ verb ] utter in a loud voice or announce

"He called my name" "The auctioneer called the bids"

Related terms: utter shout
26. [ verb ] challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

"call the speaker on a question of fact"

Related terms: challenge
27. [ verb ] make a stop in a harbour

"The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"

Related terms: stop visit
28. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1974
29. [ verb ] lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

: "Call ducks"

Related terms: entice
30. [ verb ] declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

"call a runner out"

Related terms: declare
31. [ noun ] a request

"many calls for Christmas stories" "not many calls for buggywhips"

Related terms: request recall
32. [ noun ] (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee

"he was ejected for protesting the call"

Related terms: decision sport
33. [ verb ] require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

"Call a bond"

Related terms: ask
34. [ verb ] make a prediction about; tell in advance
Synonyms: predict promise anticipate forebode prognosticate foretell

"Call the outcome of an election"

Related terms: guess bet read forecast prophesy secondguess augur prophecy prediction foreboding forecaster prognosis
35. [ noun ] (finance) a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
Synonyms: margin_call
Related terms: demand
36. [ noun ] (cards) a demand for a show of hands in a card game

"after two raises there was a call"

Related terms: demand card_game
37. [ verb ] rouse somebody from sleep with a call

"I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

Related terms: awaken
38. [ verb ] consider or regard as being

"I would not call her beautiful"

Related terms: see
39. [ noun ] (computer science) an instruction that interrupts the program being executed

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

Related terms: instruction system_call function_call
40. [ verb ] greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
Synonyms: address

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

Related terms: name address name
41. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: visit visit round
42. [ noun ] (writing) the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
Synonyms: call_option
Related terms: put_option option straddle
Similar spelling:   Calle