Associations to the word «Call»


CALL, noun. A telephone conversation.
CALL, noun. A short visit, usually for social purposes.
CALL, noun. A cry or shout.
CALL, noun. A decision or judgement.
CALL, noun. The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.
CALL, noun. A beckoning or summoning.
CALL, noun. (finance) An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.
CALL, noun. (cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
CALL, noun. (cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
CALL, noun. A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call).
CALL, noun. (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the original point.
CALL, noun. A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
CALL, noun. (poker) The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting.
CALL, noun. A note blown on the horn to encourage the dogs in a hunt.
CALL, noun. (nautical) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate to summon the sailors to duty.
CALL, noun. A pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.
CALL, noun. An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
CALL, noun. (archaic) Vocation; employment; calling.
CALL, noun. (US) (legal) 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.
CALL, verb. (heading) To use one's voice.
CALL, verb. (intransitive) To request, summon, or beckon.
CALL, verb. (intransitive) To cry or shout.
CALL, verb. (transitive) To utter in a loud or distinct voice.
CALL, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To contact by telephone.
CALL, verb. (transitive) To declare in advance.
CALL, verb. To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
CALL, verb. (heading) (intransitive) To visit.
CALL, verb. To pay a (social) visit.
CALL, verb. To stop at a station or port.
CALL, verb. (heading) To name, identify or describe.
CALL, verb. (transitive) To name or refer to.
CALL, verb. (in passive) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
CALL, verb. (transitive) To predict.
CALL, verb. To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact.
CALL, verb. (obsolete) To disclose the class or character of; to identify.
CALL, verb. (heading) (sport) Direct or indirect use of the voice.
CALL, verb. (cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.
CALL, verb. (baseball) (cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions).
CALL, verb. (intransitive) (poker) To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
CALL, verb. (transitive) To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
CALL, verb. (transitive) (sometimes with for) To require, demand.
CALL, verb. (transitive) (finance) To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.
CALL, verb. (transitive) (banking) To demand repayment of a loan.
CALL, verb. (transitive) (computing) To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.
CALL 'EM AS ONE SEES 'EM, verb. Alternative form of call them as one sees them
CALL A SPADE A SPADE, verb. (idiomatic) To speak the truth; to say things as they really are.
CALL AND RESPONSE, noun. (singing) A musical technique in which one or more performers calls and others (often the audience) respond with alternating musical phrases.
CALL BACK, noun. Request for a second interview or audition, following a successful initial interview.
CALL BACK, verb. To request someone's return.
CALL BACK, verb. To telephone someone again at a more convenient time.
CALL BACK, verb. To return to a shop or residence one has previously visited.
CALL BIRD, noun. A bird taught to lure others into a snare.
CALL BOX, noun. A box, usually mounted on a post and containing a telephone and located in areas where normal access to telephones is inconvenient (such as on an interstate highway or a very long highway bridge), used to make phone calls in case of emergency.
CALL BOX, noun. A telephone box.
CALL BOY, noun. Alternative spelling of callboy
CALL BOYS, noun. Plural of call boy
CALL BY REFERENCE, noun. (programming) Alternative form of call-by-reference
CALL BY VALUE, noun. (programming) Alternative form of call-by-value
CALL CENTER, noun. A business location where a person can call for such things as customer service, to place an order, etc.
CALL CENTER, noun. (Can we verify([1]) this sense?) A business location where large numbers of telemarketing calls are placed.
CALL CENTERS, noun. Plural of call center
CALL CENTRE, noun. Alternative spelling of call center
CALL CENTRES, noun. Plural of call centre
CALL COLLECT, verb. To make a telephone call in which the cost of the call is paid by the person receiving the call.
CALL DATE, noun. A date on which a callable bond may be redeemed before its maturity
CALL DATES, noun. Plural of call date
CALL DELAY, noun. (telecommunication) In telecommunication, the delay that occurs when a call arrives at an automatic switching device and no channel or facility is immediately available to process the call.
CALL DELAY, noun. (telecommunication) The time between the instant a system receives a call attempt and the instant of initiation of ringing at the call receiver end instrument.
CALL DRINK, noun. A mixed drink for which one specifies (i.e., calls) the exact brand or brands of liquor to be used.
CALL DRINKS, noun. Plural of call drink
CALL FOR, verb. To shout out in order to summon (a person).
CALL FOR, verb. To ask for in a loud voice.
CALL FOR, verb. (figuratively) To request, demand.
CALL FOR, verb. To necessitate, demand.
CALL FOR, verb. To stop at a place and ask for (someone).
CALL FORTH, verb. (transitive) To induce, inspire.
CALL GIRL, noun. A female prostitute, especially one who is hired by telephone.
CALL GIRLS, noun. Plural of call girl
CALL GRAPH, noun. (computing) A directed graph that represents relationships between called and calling subroutines in a computer program, used in code analysis.
CALL GRAPHS, noun. Plural of call graph
CALL HISTORY, noun. An itemised list of the telephone numbers called from a particular account.
CALL HISTORY, noun. A sorted list, derived from the above, showing those numbers called most often.
CALL IN, verb. (intransitive) To communicate with a base etc, by telephone.
CALL IN, verb. (transitive) To summon someone, especially for help or advice.
CALL IN, verb. (transitive) To withdraw something from sale or circulation.
CALL IN THE WILDERNESS, noun. Alternative term for voice in the wilderness
CALL INTO QUESTION, verb. (transitive) To cause to be questioned; to introduce doubt regarding.
CALL IT A DAY, verb. (idiomatic) To retire.
CALL IT A DAY, verb. (idiomatic) To cease the activity for the day.
CALL IT A NIGHT, verb. (idiomatic) To go to bed to sleep
CALL IT A NIGHT, verb. (idiomatic) To cease what one has been doing for the night
CALL IT AS ONE SEES IT, verb. To speak frankly about a given topic.
CALL IT EVEN, verb. (idiomatic) To declare debts resolved or favors or other exchange equitable.
CALL IT QUITS, verb. (idiomatic) To conclude; to quit or stop an activity, especially after applying oneself to it for a significant period of time.
CALL LETTERS, noun. (broadcasting) Call sign.
CALL NAMES, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To insult somebody childishly; to engage in name-calling.
CALL NOTE, noun. The note naturally used by a male bird to call a female. It is artificially applied by birdcatchers as a decoy.
CALL NUMBER, noun. (library science) An identification number, usually consisting of a combination of numbers and characters, used to identify and locate materials within a library.
CALL OF DUTY, noun. What one's duty obliges one to do.
CALL OF NATURE, noun. (euphemistic) The bodily urge to urinate or defecate.
CALL OFF, verb. (transitive) To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
CALL OFF THE DOGS, verb. (idiomatic) To ease up on after inflicting great punishment.
CALL OFF THE DOGS, verb. (sports) (idiomatic) During a one-sided sports contest, to remove the first-string unit of a team from the game after dominating the opponent.
CALL ON, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To visit (a person); to pay a call to.
CALL ON, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) (in a classroom) To select (a student).
CALL ON, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) (also call upon) To request or ask something of (a person); to select for a task.
CALL ON, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) (also call upon) To have recourse to; to summon up.
CALL ON, verb. (idiomatic) To correct; to point out an error or untruth.
CALL ON THE CARPET, verb. (chiefly US) To reprimand; to censure severely or angrily.
CALL ORIGINATOR, noun. The person or machine placing a call to another subscriber on a telephone network.
CALL OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To specify, especially in detail.
CALL OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To order into service; to summon into service.
CALL OUT, verb. (intransitive) (transitive) To yell out; to vocalize audibly; announce.
CALL OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (colloquial) To challenge, to denounce.
CALL OUT, noun. (British) An incidence of someone being summoned for some purpose.
CALL OUT, noun. (US) A meeting or rally held in order to find interested participants, e.g. for an activity or sports team.
CALL OUTS, noun. Plural of call out
CALL PREMIUM, noun. (finance) The amount over par value an issuer must pay to redeem a callable bond on a call date.
CALL SCREENING, noun. The process of evaluating the characteristics of a telephone call before a conversation. Some methods may include:
CALL SIGN, noun. (broadcasting) A combination of letters and numbers used to identify a radio or television station.
CALL SIGN, noun. (military) Any combination of characters or pronounceable words, which identifies a communication facility, a command, an authority, an activity, or a unit; used primarily for establishing and maintaining communications. Also called CS. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.)
CALL SIGNS, noun. Plural of call sign
CALL SOMEONE'S BLUFF, verb. (idiomatic) To take action on the basis that another person is bluffing
CALL STACK, noun. (computing) A stack that stores details of the functions called by a program in sequence, so that each function can return on completion to the code that called it.
CALL STACKS, noun. Plural of call stack
CALL THE BALL, verb. (When landing on US aircraft carriers) Is a request to sight the lights from the multi-colored optical landing system that shows a pilot to be on the correct approach path or how to correct his/her approach path.
CALL THE QUESTION, verb. To end a period of debate on an issue by requiring a decision to be made with respect to that issue.
CALL THE SHOTS, verb. (idiomatic) (chiefly US) To make the decisions; to be in charge; to give orders.
CALL THEM AS ONE SEES THEM, verb. Alternative form of call it as one sees it
CALL TIME, verb. (UK) To announce the closing of a pub.
CALL TIME, verb. (UK) (journalism) To end something.
CALL TIME, verb. (sports) To call a timeout.
CALL TIME, verb. (US) (education) To indicate that an activity, especially the taking of a test, is complete.
CALL TIME, noun. (performing arts) The expected time of arrival for participants in a performance event, e.g., a play or concert.
CALL TO ACCOUNT, verb. (idiomatic) To challenge or contest; to hold answerable for.
CALL TO MIND, verb. To intentionally think about; to reflect upon.
CALL TO MIND, verb. To cause to think about; to evoke.
CALL TO ORDER, verb. (transitive) To formally signal the start of (a meeting or function or assembly or court).
CALL TO PRAYER, noun. A public proclamation made five times a day in Muslim societies, broadcast from the mosques, to mark out the ordained occasions for worship.
CALL TO THE BAR, noun. (idiomatic) (legal) Admission to practice in the courts.
CALL TO THE BAR, verb. To admit (someone) to practice in the courts.
CALL TREE, noun. A hierarchy or tree of people (employees, students etc.) in which each person forwards a message to the next person down the line. The tree is arranged so that a single person can easily forward messages to all people.
CALL UP, noun. An order to report for military service.
CALL UP, verb. To retrieve from personal or computer memory.
CALL UP, verb. (idiomatic) To call on the telephone.
CALL UP, verb. To select e.g. to a sports squad.
CALL UPON, verb. Alternative of call on (certain senses).
CALL UPS, noun. Plural of call up
CALL VALUE, noun. (finance) The amount that must be paid by the issuer to a bondholder to call the bond before its maturity.

Dictionary definition

CALL, noun. 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".
CALL, noun. A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call".
CALL, noun. A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience".
CALL, noun. A demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty".
CALL, noun. The characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age".
CALL, noun. 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".
CALL, noun. A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement.
CALL, noun. A demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call".
CALL, noun. A request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips".
CALL, noun. An instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed".
CALL, noun. A visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer".
CALL, noun. (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call".
CALL, noun. The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date.
CALL, verb. Assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader".
CALL, verb. 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".
CALL, verb. 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".
CALL, verb. 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".
CALL, verb. Order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!".
CALL, verb. Pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens".
CALL, verb. 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".
CALL, verb. Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll".
CALL, verb. 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".
CALL, verb. Utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another".
CALL, verb. Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game".
CALL, verb. Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name".
CALL, verb. Make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow".
CALL, verb. Demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan".
CALL, verb. Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump".
CALL, verb. Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
CALL, verb. Indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate".
CALL, verb. Make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election".
CALL, verb. Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond".
CALL, verb. Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that".
CALL, verb. Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out".
CALL, verb. Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks".
CALL, verb. Order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday".
CALL, verb. 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".
CALL, verb. Utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids".
CALL, verb. Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact".
CALL, verb. Consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful".
CALL, verb. Rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning".

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