Definition of CALLING

noun : CALLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : CALLING

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" ;

  • 15. (

    ) make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump" ;

  • 17. (

    ) indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate" ;

  • 19. (

    ) require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond" ;

  • 20. (

    ) challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that" ;

  • 21. (

    ) declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out" ;

  • 22. (

    ) lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks" ;

  • 23. (

    ) order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday" ;

  • 24. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 25. (

    ) utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids" ;

  • 26. (

    ) challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact" ;

  • 27. (

    ) consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful" ;