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call

 
Noun call has 13 senses
  1. call, phone call, telephone call - 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"
    --1 is a kind of telephone, telephony
    --1 has particulars:
     call-back; collect call; call-in; crank call; local call; long-distance, long-distance call, trunk call; conference call; wake-up call
    Derived form: verb call2
  2. Call - a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
    --2 is a kind of
    inclination, disposition, tendency
    Derived form: verb call9
  3. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
    --3 is a kind of utterance, vocalization
    --3 has particulars:
     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, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, snort, bird
    Derived forms: verb call5, verb call16
  4. call, claim - a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    --4 is a kind of demand
  5. birdcall, call, birdsong, song - the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
    --5 is a kind of animal communication
    Derived forms: verb call26, verb call15
  6. call - a brief social visit; "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
    --6 is a kind of
    visit
    Derived form: verb call6
  7. margin call, call - a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
    --7 is a kind of demand
    Derived form: verb call20
  8. call - a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
    --8 is a kind of
    demand
    --8 is a part of card game, cards
  9. call - a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
    --9 is a kind of
    request, asking
    --9 has particulars: recall
  10. call - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
    --10 is a kind of
    instruction, command, statement, program line
    --10 has particulars: function call; system call, supervisor call instruction
  11. call - 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"
    --11 is a kind of
    visit
    --11 has particulars: round
  12. call - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
    --12 is a kind of
    decision, determination, conclusion
    Derived forms: verb call14, verb call10
  13. call option, call - the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    --13 is a kind of option
    --13 is a part of straddle, span
    Derived form: verb call25
Verb call has 28 senses
  1. name, call - assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
    --1 is one way to label
    Sample sentence:
    They call him "Bobby"
  2. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring - 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"
    --2 is one way to telecommunicate
    Derived forms: noun caller7, noun call1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam cannot call Sue
    They call
  3. call - 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 is one way to
    label
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  4. call, send for - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
    --4 is one way to order, tell, enjoin, say
    Derived form: noun caller5
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot call Sue
  5. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall - 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"
    --5 is one way to utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Derived form: noun call3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  6. visit, call in, call - pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
    --6 is one way to meet, get together
    Derived forms: noun caller1, noun call6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. call - 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"
    --7 is one way to
    request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Derived form: noun caller6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. call - order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
    --8 is one way to
    order
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. call - 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"
    --9 is one way to
    request
    Derived forms: noun Call2, noun calling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  10. call - indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
    --10 is one way to
    indicate
    Derived form: noun call12
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. call - stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
    --11 is one way to
    postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. call - read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
    --12 is one way to
    read
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. call - 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"
    --13 is one way to
    telecommunicate
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  14. call - declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
    --14 is one way to
    declare, adjudge, hold
    Derived form: noun call12
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  15. call - utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
    --15 is one way to
    utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Derived form: noun call5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  16. call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
    --16 is one way to
    utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Derived forms: noun caller5, noun call3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  17. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
    --17 is one way to guess, venture, pretend, hazard
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  18. call - challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
    --18 is one way to
    challenge, dispute, gainsay
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot call Sue
  19. call - consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
    --19 is one way to
    see, consider, reckon, view, regard
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  20. call, call in - demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
    --20 is one way to demand, exact
    Derived form: noun call7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  21. call, call off - give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
    Derived form: noun caller4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  22. address, call - greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
    --22 is one way to address, turn to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  23. call - make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
    --23 is one way to
    stop, stop over
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  24. bid, call - make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
    --24 is one way to play
    Derived form: noun caller3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  25. call - require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
    --25 is one way to
    ask, require, expect
    Derived form: noun call13
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  26. call - lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
    --26 is one way to
    entice, lure, tempt
    Derived form: noun call5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  27. call - challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
    --27 is one way to
    challenge, dispute, gainsay
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  28. call - rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
    --28 is one way to
    awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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