Call - definition, pronunciation, transcription
he placed a phone call to London
he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
- a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition (syn: cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell)
- a demand especially in the phrase (syn: claim)
- a brief social visit
the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence
- a demand for a show of hands in a card game
not many calls for buggywhips
the salesman's call on a customer
- ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
She called her children lazy and ungrateful
Take two aspirin and call me in the morning
- order, request, or command to come
The new dean calls meetings every week
- send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message
A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling
- make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands (syn: bid)
- indicate a decision in regard to
- require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
- challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense
- order or request or give a command for
They called him to active military duty
The auctioneer called the bids
He called to passersby for help.
She called up to her husband, who was at the top of the stairs.
Her husband called back down to her.
She saw her friends across the street and called over to them.
He called her name in his sleep.
The birds were calling as the sun rose.
I call once a week to talk to my parents.
Where are you calling from?
May I say who's calling?
I try to call my parents at least once a week.
A local call costs less than a long-distance or an international call.
If there are any calls for me during the meeting, say that I'll call back later.
I got a call from my brother last night.
He gave a call to passersby for help.
We heard a bird that had a very loud and unusual call.
call down — summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
call forth — evoke or provoke to appear or occur
call in — summon to enter
call off — postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
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present participle: calling
past tense: called
past participle: called
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