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English Dictionary: call by the DICT Development Group
6 results for call
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): call, phone call, telephone call
  2. 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. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
    Synonym(s): cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation
  4. a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    Synonym(s): call, claim
  5. the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
    Synonym(s): birdcall, call, birdsong, song
  6. 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"
  7. a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
    Synonym(s): margin call, call
  8. a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
  9. a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
  10. an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
  11. a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
  12. (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
  13. the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    Synonym(s): call option, call
    Antonym(s): put, put option
  1. assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
    Synonym(s): name, call
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): call, telephone, call up, phone, ring
  4. 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"
    Synonym(s): shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall
  5. order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
    Synonym(s): call, send for
  6. pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
    Synonym(s): visit, call in, call
  7. 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. read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
  9. 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"
  10. utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
  11. stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
  12. greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
    Synonym(s): address, call
  13. make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
  14. demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
    Synonym(s): call, call in
  15. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
    Synonym(s): bid, call
  16. give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
    Synonym(s): call, call off
  17. indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
  18. make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
    Synonym(s): predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise
  19. require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
  20. challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
  21. declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
  22. lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
  23. order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
  24. 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"
  25. utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
  26. challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
  27. consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
  28. rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Call \Call\ (k[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Called} (k[add]ld);
      p. pr. & vb. n. {Calling}] [OE. callen, AS. ceallian; akin to
      Icel. & Sw. kalla, Dan. kalde, D. kallen to talk, prate, OHG.
      kall[omac]n to call; cf. Gr. ghry`ein to speak, sing, Skr.
      gar to praise. Cf. {Garrulous}.]
      1. To command or request to come or be present; to summon;
            as, to call a servant.
                     Call hither Clifford; bid him come amain --Shak.
      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.
                     The Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul
                     for the work whereunto I have called them. --Acts
                                                                              xiii. 2.
      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
                     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.
                     And God called the light Day, and the darkness he
                     called Night.                                    --Gen. i. 5.
      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.
                     [The] army is called seven hundred thousand men.
      7. To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality
            of. [Obs.]
                     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.
                     No parish clerk who calls the psalm so clear. --Gay.
      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.
                     If thou canst awake by four o' the clock. I prithee
                     call me. Sleep hath seized me wholly. --Shak.
      {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
      {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
            (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) 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; as:
            (a) A public meeting, when opening it for business.
            (b) A person, when he is transgressing the rules of
      {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.
      Syn: To name; denominate; invite; bid; summon; convoke;
               assemble; collect; exhort; warn; proclaim; invoke;
               appeal to; designate.
      Usage: {To Call}, {Convoke}, {Summon}. Call is the generic
                  term; as, to call a public meeting. To convoke is to
                  require the assembling of some organized body of men
                  by an act of authority; as, the king convoked
                  Parliament. To summon is to require attendance by an
                  act more or less stringent anthority; as, to summon a

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Call \Call\, 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. [bd]Call of the
            trumpet.[b8] --Shak.
                     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.
                     Dependence is a perpetual call upon humanity.
                     Running into danger without any call of duty.
      5. A divine vocation or summons.
                     St. Paul himself believed he did well, and that he
                     had a call to it, when he persecuted the Christians.
      6. Vocation; employment.
      Note: [In this sense, calling is generally used.]
      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
      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. [Brokers' Cant]
      13. See {Assessment}, 4.
      {At call}, or {On 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. --Latham.
      {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.
      {Call to the bar}, admission to practice in the courts.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Call \Call\, 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.
      2. To make a demand, requirement, or request.
                     They called for rooms, and he showed them one.
      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.
      {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. [bd]Whenever the
                  coach stopped, the sailor called for more ale.[b8]
      {To call on}, {To call upon},
            (a) To make a short visit to; as, call on a friend.
            (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
      {To call out} To call or utter loudly; to brawl.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Call, TX
      Zip code(s): 75933

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (1.) To cry for help, hence to pray (Gen. 4:26). Thus men are
      said to "call upon the name of the Lord" (Acts 2:21; 7:59; 9:14;
      Rom. 10:12; 1 Cor. 1:2).
         (2.) God calls with respect to men when he designates them to
      some special office (Ex. 31:2; Isa. 22:20; Acts 13:2), and when
      he invites them to accept his offered grace (Matt. 9:13; 11:28;
         In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men,
      to Jews and Gentiles alike (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Rom. 9:24,
      25). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with
      salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable
      if they reject it (John 3:14-19; Matt. 22:14).
         An effectual call is something more than the outward message
      of the Word of God to men. It is internal, and is the result of
      the enlightening and sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit
      (John 16:14; Acts 26: 18; John 6:44), effectually drawing men to
      Christ, and disposing and enabling them to receive the truth
      (John 6:45; Acts 16:14; Eph. 1:17).
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