Definition of CALL

noun : CALL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement ;

  • 8. (

    ) a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call" ;

  • 9. (

    ) a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips" ;

  • 10. (

    ) an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed" ;

  • 11. (

    ) a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer" ;

  • 12. (

    ) (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call" ;

  • 13. (

    ) the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date ;

verb : CALL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another" ;

  • 11. (

    ) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game" ;

  • 12. (

    ) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name" ;

  • 13. (

    ) make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow" ;