Crossword clues for call
- Often in protest or opposition
- A loud utterance
- A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
- A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
- S O S, e.g.
- "The ___," 1985 book by 47 Across
- A visit
- On ___ (available for duty)
- "___ me Ishmael"
- Umpire's decision
- ___ one's bluff
- Cellular response?
- Ibert's "Ports of ___"
- Close or roll follower
- Ball or strike
- Pay a visit
- Word before letters and after mail
- Divine vocation
- ___ down (scold)
- Phone or close
- Poker verb
- Drop in
- Use the phone
- Poker action
- "Tails," e.g.
- Lead a square dance
- "Steeeerike!", e.g.
- Message Waiting instruction
- "Safe" or "out"
- ___ lily
- Ring up
- Give a ring
- ___ letters
- Do some telemarketing
- "Out!" or "Safe!"
- Match a bet, in poker
- A demand for a show of hands in a card game
- A demand especially in the phrase
- The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
- (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
- Brief visit in an official or professional capacity
- An instruction that interrupts the program being executed
- A request
- A telephone connection
- The characteristic sound produced by a bird
- A brief social visit
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Call \Call\ (k[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Called (k[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Calling] [OE. callen, AS. ceallian; akin to Icel. & Sw. kalla, Dan. kalde, D. kallen to talk, prate, OHG. kall[=o]n to call; cf. Gr. ghry`ein to speak, sing, Skr. gar to praise. Cf. Garrulous.]
To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
Call hither Clifford; bid him come amain
To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; -- often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church. Paul . . . called to be an apostle --Rom. i.
The Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
To invite or command to meet; to convoke; -- often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
Now call we our high court of Parliament.
To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
If you would but call me Rosalind.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
5. To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
--Acts x. 15.
To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work.
[The] army is called seven hundred thousand men.
To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of. [Obs.]
This speech calls him Spaniard.
--Beau. & Fl.
To utter in a loud or distinct voice; -- often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company.
No parish clerk who calls the psalm so clear.
To invoke; to appeal to.
I call God for a witness.
--2 Cor. i. 23
To rouse from sleep; to awaken. If thou canst awake by four o' the clock. I prithee call me. Sleep hath seized me wholly. --Shak. To call a bond, to give notice that the amount of the bond will be paid. To call a party (Law), to cry aloud his name in open court, and command him to come in and perform some duty requiring his presence at the time on pain of what may befall him. To call back, to revoke or retract; to recall; to summon back. To call down, to pray for, as blessing or curses. To call forth, to bring or summon to action; as, to call forth all the faculties of the mind. To call in,
To collect; as, to call in debts or money; ar to withdraw from cirulation; as, to call in uncurrent coin.
To summon to one's side; to invite to come together; as, to call in neighbors. To call (any one) names, to apply contemptuous names (to any one). To call off, to summon away; to divert; as, to call off the attention; to call off workmen from their employment. To call out.
To summon to fight; to challenge.
To summon into service; as, to call out the militia. To call over, to recite separate particulars in order, as a roll of names. To call to account, to demand explanation of. To call to mind, to recollect; to revive in memory. To call to order, to request to come to order; as:
A public meeting, when opening it for business.
A person, when he is transgressing the rules of debate. To call to the bar, to admit to practice in courts of law. To call up.
To bring into view or recollection; as to call up the image of deceased friend.
To bring into action or discussion; to demand the consideration of; as, to call up a bill before a legislative body.
Syn: To name; denominate; invite; bid; summon; convoke; assemble; collect; exhort; warn; proclaim; invoke; appeal to; designate.
Usage: To Call, Convoke, Summon. Call is the generic term; as, to call a public meeting. To convoke is to require the assembling of some organized body of men by an act of authority; as, the king convoked Parliament. To summon is to require attendance by an act more or less stringent anthority; as, to summon a witness.
Call \Call\, n.
The act of calling; -- usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call. ``Call of the trumpet.''
I rose as at thy call, but found thee not.
A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.
(Eccl.) An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.
Dependence is a perpetual call upon humanity.
Running into danger without any call of duty.
A divine vocation or summons.
St. Paul himself believed he did well, and that he had a call to it, when he persecuted the Christians.
Note: [In this sense, calling is generally used.]
A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.
The baker's punctual call.
(Hunting) A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.
(Naut.) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.
(Fowling) The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.
(Amer. Land Law) A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on. [Brokers' Cant]
See Assessment, 4. At call, or On call, liable to be demanded at any moment without previous notice; as money on deposit. Call bird, a bird taught to allure others into a snare. Call boy
A boy who calls the actors in a theater; a boy who transmits the orders of the captain of a vessel to the engineer, helmsman, etc.
A waiting boy who answers a cal, or cames at the ringing of a bell; a bell boy.
Call note, the note naturally used by the male bird to call the female. It is artificially applied by birdcatchers as a decoy.
Call of the house (Legislative Bodies), a calling over the names of members, to discover who is absent, or for other purposes; a calling of names with a view to obtaining the ayes and noes from the persons named.
Call to the bar, admission to practice in the courts.
Call \Call\, v. i.
To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to.
You must call to the nurse.
The angel of God called to Hagar.
--Gen. xxi. 17.
To make a demand, requirement, or request.
They called for rooms, and he showed them one.
To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders. He ordered her to call at the house once a week. --Temple. To call for
To demand; to require; as, a crime calls for punishment; a survey, grant, or deed calls for the metes and bounds, or the quantity of land, etc., which it describes.
To give an order for; to request. ``Whenever the coach stopped, the sailor called for more ale.'' --Marryat. To call on, To call upon,
To make a short visit to; as, call on a friend.
To appeal to; to invite; to request earnestly; as, to call upon a person to make a speech.
To solicit payment, or make a demand, of a debt.
To invoke or play to; to worship; as, to call upon God.
To call out To call or utter loudly; to brawl.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., from call (v.). Sense of "a short formal visit" is from 1862.\n\n
Old English ceallian "to call, shout," less common than clipian; replaced by related Old Norse kalla "to cry loudly," from Proto-Germanic *kall- (cognates: Dutch kallen "to talk," Old High German kallon "to call"), from PIE root *gal- (2) "to call, scream, shriek, shout" (cognates: Sanskrit garhati "bewail, criticize;" Latin gallus "cock;" Old High German klaga, German Klage "complaint, grievance, lament, accusation;" Old English clacu "affront;" Old Church Slavonic glasu "voice," glagolu "word;" Welsh galw "call"). Related: Called; calling.\n
\nMeaning "to give a name to" is mid-13c. Coin-toss sense is from 1801. Meaning "to visit" (Middle English) was literally "to stand at the door and call." Telephone/telegraph sense is from 1889. To call out someone to fight (1823) corresponds to French provoquer. To call it a day is from 1834.
n. 1 A telephone conversation. 2 A short visit, usually for social purposes. 3 A cry or shout. 4 A decision or judgement. 5 The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal. 6 A beckoning or summoning. 7 (context finance English) An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time. 8 (context cricket English) The act of calling to the other batsman. 9 (context cricket English) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.) 10 A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call). 11 (context computing English) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the original point. 12 A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on. 13 (context poker English) The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting. 14 A note blown on the horn to encourage the dogs in a hunt. 15 (context nautical English) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate to summon the sailors to duty. 16 A pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry. 17 An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor. 18 (context archaic English) Vocation; employment; calling. 19 (context US legal English) A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land. vb. 1 (lb en heading) ''To use one's voice.'' 2 # (lb en intransitive) To request, summon, or beckon. 3 # (lb en intransitive) To cry or shout. 4 # (lb en transitive) To utter in a loud or distinct voice. 5 # (lb en transitive intransitive) To contact by telephone. 6 # (lb en transitive) To declare in advance. 7 # To rouse from sleep; to awaken. 8 (lb en heading intransitive) ''To visit.'' 9 # To pay a (social) visit.
a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" [syn: claim]
a brief social visit; "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement [syn: margin 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"
brief visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's visits to his parishioners"; "a visit to a dentist"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
v. assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader" [syn: name]
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"
order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!" [syn: send for]
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" [syn: shout, shout out, cry, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall]
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"
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"
indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
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"
declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan" [syn: call in]
give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance [syn: call off]
greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name" [syn: address]
make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump" [syn: bid]
require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
Call may refer to:
Call is a band from Lahore, Pakistan (not to be confused with the American band The Call), formed by Zulfiqar J. Khan, Danish J. Khan, Khurram J. Khan and Omer Pervaiz. In 1996, the band's guitarist, Omer Pervaiz left to concentrate on his solo project, Naqsh and the band bassist, Shahzad Hameed, left to pursuit his own solo project. Ahsan Fida Khan and Faisal Murtaza recruited their places.
On 20 October 2001, Danish J. Khan, the band's vocalist and lyricist, performed for the last time and later on left the band. Khurram Jabbar Khan moved to the United States, Zulfiqar J. Khan concentrated on his band Paradigm (which later became Entity Paradigm) while Ahsan and Faisal moved on to fulfill family obligations.
However, the band reformed in 2002 and after a few line-up changes, released their debut album, Jilawatan in late 2005.
Call is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Ann Lowdon Call (1945–2007), horsewoman
- Annie Payson Call (1853-1940), American author
- Anson Call (1810–1890), Mormon pioneer and colonizer of the Utah Territory
- Brandon Call (born 1976), American television and film actor
- Sir John Call, 1st Baronet (1731–1801), English engineer and baronet
- Ramon Malla Call (1922–2014), Bishop of Lleida, Andorra
- R. D. Call (born 1950), American film and television actor
- Richard K. Call (1792–1862), territorial governor of Florida
- Wilkinson Call (1834–1910), US senator from Florida
Usage examples of "call".
The third time, a band of Abenaki had appeared on the edge of the forest as if preparing for an attack, and the fort had been called to battle readiness.
I took it with me when I called on Flora Abernethy at her flat the following day.
I have succeeded in calling the attention of abler writers to Varallo, and if these find the present work of any, however small, assistance to them, I shall hold that I have been justified in publishing it.
In the autumn the southeasterlies came barreling up from Abor one after another, making the outward trip to the fishing grounds a swift pleasure, but beating back in their teeth was hard, intense work, and it called for fine judgment on the helm to keep the wind on the port bow.
Edie left Abram to his calls, his networking, his schemes, whatever it was that Abram did when he was alone.
Angela Abruzzi made a smooth slide of her hand on the leather steering wheel of her BMW, turning it up the drive to the rambling Victorian house she had once called home.
And they dismounted and sat down to watch the colorful birds the Absarokee call the-bird-that-makes-many-sounds.
Dicky called him when he saw him on the morrow, because of the elephantine breeks he wore--was not averse to sending his Abyssinian slaves through the sugar-cane to waylay and rob, and worse, maybe.
In a paroxysm of passion Selamlik Pasha called two Abyssinian slaves standing behind.
But if we were in New York, you could go to a restaurant called Aces High.
Emerald green is copper acetoarsenite, also called Paris green and used as an insecticide.
Now, too, that Achang had called him a pig, he had to get level also with that turmeric-tinted warrior, and, as he blew sullenly at his charcoal, he saw how.
Harvard paleontologist named Hallum Movius drew something called the Movius line, dividing the side with Acheulean tools from the one without.
In truth, she could be as stubborn as the barbarian slaves, and rather than try her further, the Acoma Strike Leader called off the warrior who held the redhead down.
An isotope discovered only four years earlier, called U-235 or actinouranium, could conceivably fire off in a self-sustaining explosion of incalculable magnitude.