What is the definition of Call?

Definitions for Call

  • noun - the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
  • verb - rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
  • noun - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
  • verb - consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
  • verb - challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
  • verb - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
  • verb - order
  • verb - order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
  • verb - lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
  • verb - 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"
  • verb - order
  • verb - declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
  • verb - challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
  • verb - require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
  • verb - 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"
  • verb - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
  • verb - 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"
  • verb - utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
  • verb - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  • noun - a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
  • noun - 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
  • verb - send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio
  • verb - read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
  • verb - indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
  • verb - give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
  • verb - make a demand
  • verb - demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
  • verb - 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"
  • verb - pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
  • verb - make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
  • verb - greet
  • verb - stop or postpone because of adverse conditions
  • noun - a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
  • noun - 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"
  • noun - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
  • noun - the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
  • noun - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
  • noun - a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
  • noun - a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
  • noun - a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
  • noun - a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
  • Pronounciation of Call

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    Synonyms for Call

    phone call song margin call telephone call outcry call option birdcall vociferation birdsong claim call up shout scream predict anticipate bid phone shout out holler foretell promise call in ring cry hollo prognosticate name visit telephone send for yell squall forebode call off address

    Antonyms for Call

    No antonyms found for Call.

    Holonyms for Call

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    Hypernyms for Call

    visit telephone statement vocalization decision inclination telephony program line asking option determination disposition instruction animal communication conclusion tendency command utterance wake arouse see regard utter request tempt say ask venture demand quest stop over prorogue shelve put off waken consider challenge emit order telecommunicate declare require pretend read exact meet address hold over set back rouse reckon dispute let out entice tell adjudge expect hazard indicate bespeak get together turn to put over defer awaken wake up view gainsay let loose lure enjoin hold guess label play call for stop postpone table remit

    Hyponyms for Call

    call-in long-distance call function call two-note call holler yowl clamoring hoot screaming war whoop shouting hiss snort crank call trunk call system call bellow hollering blue murder clamour hosanna shrieking rallying cry yodel raspberry bird round call-back local call conference call supervisor call instruction bellowing holloa catcall clamouring noise screeching battle cry boo razzing collect call long distance wake-up call bell-like call holla roaring clamor hue and cry scream war cry yelling Bronx cheer razz summon recall hail rally whoop pipe roar screak read bet prophesy post christen dub term double overbid drop in summons call back call up hollo shriek howl yawl skreak second-guess wager vaticinate brand refer nickname tag outcall preempt come by cell phone cite lift mobilize hurrah shrill ululate yaup skreigh outguess forecast misname baptize style rename underbid see call in beep muster mobilise halloo pipe up wail squawk screech augur calculate miscall baptise title entitle raise outbid drop by

    Meronyms for Call

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    Sounds like Call

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