- call as a noun:
- 1 Call
- 2 call
- 13 as a verb:
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.
Roget 926: duty, what ought to be done, moral obligation, accountableness†, liability, onus, responsibility; bounden duty, imperative duty; call, call of duty; accountability. allegiance, ... show more
Dutch: belletje, telefoontje
A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course.
A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition.
Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology†, semeiotics†; Zeitgeist. [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more
Dutch: geblèr, geroep, geschreeuw, kreet, schreeuw, uitroep
A demand especially in the phrase:
— The call of duty.
The characteristic sound produced by a bird.
Dutch: lied, vogelgezang, vogelzang
Polish: śpiew, zaśpiew
A brief social visit.
A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement.
synonym: margin call.
A demand for a show of hands in a card game.
An instruction that interrupts the program being executed.
A visit in an official or professional capacity.
Dutch: doktersvisite, visite
sports The decision made by an umpire or referee.
The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date.
synonym: call option.
Polish: opcja call, opcja kupna
Assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to.
Roget 566: express, phrase; word, word it; give words to, give expression to; voice; arrange in words, clothe in words, put into words, express by words; couch in terms; find words to express; ... show more
Ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality.
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.
Dutch: aanbellen, aanschellen, bellen
Utter a sudden loud cry.
Dutch: gillen, krijsen, schreeuw, schreeuwen
Order, request, or command to come:
— She was called into the director's office.
— Call the police!.
synonym: send for.
Pay a brief visit:
— The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens.
Call a meeting; invite or command to meet.
Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees.
Send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message.
Utter a characteristic note or cry.
Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather.
Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name:
— Call me Mister.
— She calls him by first name.
Make a stop in a harbour.
Demand payment of (a loan):
— Call a loan.
synonym: call in.
Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands:
— He called his trump.
Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
synonym: call off.
Indicate a decision in regard to.
Make a prediction about; tell in advance:
— Call the outcome of an election.
Dutch: aankondigen, orakelen, profeteren, voorspellen, voorzeggen
Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation.
Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense.
Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee.
Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal.
Order or request or give a command for.
Order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role.
Utter in a loud voice or announce.
Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of.
Consider or regard as being.
Rouse somebody from sleep with a call.
Moby thesaurus: Angelus, Angelus bell, DDD, accompany, address, adjuration, adumbrate, alarm, alarum, allurement, animal noise, ante, ante up, antecedents, apostleship, apostrophize, appeal, appeal to, appraise, appreciate ... show more.
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