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Meaning of ‘call’
40 definitions found.
the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
Synonyms: call option
in sports, the decision made by an umpire or referee
Example: "They were ejected for protesting the call."
a visit in an official or professional capacity
Example: "The pastor's calls on their parishioners were appreciated."
a brief social visit
Example: "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
a telephone connection
Example: "They reported several anonymous calls."
Synonyms: line telephone line phone line telephone circuit subscriber line phone call telephone call
an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
Example: "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
the characteristic sound produced by a bird
Synonyms: song birdcall birdsong
a loud utterance
Synonyms: cry outcry yell shout vociferation
Example: "many calls for Christmas stories"
a demand especially in the phrase 'the call of duty'
a demand for a show of hands in a card game
Example: "after two raises there was a call"
a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
Synonyms: margin call
to rouse somebody from sleep with a call
Example: "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
to consider or regard as being
Example: "I would not call them beautiful."
to challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
Example: "call the speaker on a question of fact"
to utter in a loud voice or announce
Example: "They called my name."
to order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
Example: "I was already called 4 times for jury duty."
to order or request or give a command for
Example: "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
to lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
to get or try to get into communication with someone by telephone
Example: "I tried to call you all night."
Synonyms: ring phone telephone call up
to order, request, or command to come
Example: "I was called into the director's office to receive my promotion."
Synonyms: send for
to declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
Example: "I called the runner out."
to challenge somebody to make good on a statement
to require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
to utter a sudden loud cry
Synonyms: scream cry yell shout hollo squall shout out
to make a prediction about
Synonyms: promise anticipate prognosticate foretell predict forebode
to ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
Example: "They called me courageous."
to utter a characteristic note or cry
Example: "bluejays called to one another"
to assign a specified usually proper proper name to
to send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.
Example: "I called you yesterday."
to read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
to indicate a decision in regard to
Example: "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
to give instructions for a square dance
Example: "At the barn dance, I called each step in sequence."
Synonyms: call off
to make a demand, as for a card, a suit or a show of hands
Example: "I called the bluff and won the pot."
to demand payment of a loan
Synonyms: call in
to call a meeting
to pay a brief visit
Example: "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
Synonyms: visit call in
to make a stop in a harbour
Example: "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow."
to greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
to stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
Example: "call a football game"
Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University
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