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Woman making a telephone call.

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Call of the osprey (bird).


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From Old English ceallian; see also Old Norse kalla.





Call ({{{1}}})

  1. A telephone conversation.
    I received several phone calls today.
    I received several calls today.
  2. A social visit.
    I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.
  3. A cry or shout.
    He heard a call from the other side of the room.
  4. A decision or judgement.
    That was a good call.
  5. The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.
    That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.
  6. A beckoning or summoning.
    I had to yield to the call of the wild.
  7. (finance): An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.
  8. Template:Cricket The act of calling to the other batsman.
  9. Template:Cricket The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
  10. (medicine) An overnight duty in the hospital.
  11. (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point.
  12. A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
    There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my call was 9.

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to Call

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to Call (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. To request, summon, or beckon.
    That person is hurt, call for help!
  2. To cry or shout.
    I can't see you. Call out to me so I can find you.
  3. To contact by telephone.
    Why don't you call me in the morning.
  4. To pay a social visit.
    We could always call on a friend.
  5. To name or refer to.
    Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please call me Al.
  6. (reflexively: to be called) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
    I'm called John.
    A very tall building is called a skyscraper.
  7. Template:Cricket (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.
  8. (baseball, Cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.)
  9. Template:Poker: To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
  10. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) To require, demand.
    This job calls for patience.
  11. To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
    My partner called 2 spades.
  12. (finance) To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.
  13. Template:Banking To demand repayment of a loan.
  14. (transitive) To predict.
    He called twelve of the last three recessions.
  15. (transitive) To declare in advance.
    The captains call the coin toss.
  16. (transitive, computing) To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.


  • See also Wikisaurus:shout
  • See also Wikisaurus:telephone

Derived terms[]


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