utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
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"
a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastors calls on his parishioners"; "the salesmans call on a customer"
a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" (同)claim
a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didnt want to take the call" (同)phone call, telephone call
a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan" (同)call_in
give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance (同)call off
order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the directors office"; "Call the police!" (同)send for
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" (同)telephone, call_up, phone, ring
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"
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"
challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
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"
read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
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"
stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir" (同)stir