HyperDic: call

English > 41 senses of the word call / Call:
VERBcommunicationcall, name, know as, be known asassign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
communicationcallascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
communicationcall, telephone, call up, phone, ringget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
communicationcall, shout, shout out, cry, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallutter a sudden loud cry
communicationcall, send fororder, request, or command to come
socialcall, visit, call inpay a brief visit
socialcallcall a meeting
communicationcallread aloud to check for omissions or absentees
communicationcallsend a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.
communicationcallutter a characteristic note or cry
stativecallstop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
socialcall, addressgreet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
socialcallmake a stop in a harbour
possessioncall, call indemand payment of (a loan)
possessioncall, bidmake a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
motioncall, call offgive the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
communicationcallindicate a decision in regard to
communicationcall, predict, foretell, prognosticate, forebode, anticipate, promisemake a prediction about
communicationcallrequire the presentation of for redemption before maturation
communicationcallchallenge (somebody) to make good on a statement
communicationcalldeclare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
communicationcalllure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
communicationcallorder or request or give a command for
communicationcallorder, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
cognitioncallutter in a loud voice or announce
cognitioncallchallenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
cognitioncallconsider or regard as being
bodycallrouse somebody from sleep with a call
NOUNcommunicationcall, phone call, telephone calla telephone connection
cognitionCalla special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
communicationcall, cry, outcry, yell, shout, vociferationa loud utterance
communicationcall, claima demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
communicationcall, birdcall, birdsong, songthe characteristic sound produced by a bird
actcalla brief social visit
communicationcall, margin calla demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
communicationcalla demand for a show of hands in a card game
communicationcalla request
communicationcallan instruction that interrupts the program being executed
actcalla visit in an official or professional capacity
actcall(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
actcall, call optionthe option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
call / Call > pronunciation
Soundskao'l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > call: 41 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA telephone connection.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymsphone call, telephone call
Narrowercall-backA return call
call-inA telephone call to a radio station or a television station in which the caller participates in the on-going program
collect callA telephone call that the receiving party is asked to pay for
conference callA telephone call in which more than two people participate
crank callA hostile telephone call (from a crank)
local callA telephone call made within a local calling area
long distance, long-distance call, trunk callA telephone call made outside the local calling area
wake-up callA telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)
Broadertelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
Spanishllamada de teléfono, llamada, llamada telefónica, telefonazo, teléfono
Catalantelefonada, trucada, trucada telefònica
Verbscallget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
English > Call: 41 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course.
Broaderinclination, disposition, tendencyAn attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
Verbscallorder, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
English > call: 41 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA loud utterance; often in protest or opposition.
Synonymscry, outcry, yell, shout, vociferation
Narrowerbellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowlA very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
blue murderAn extravagantly loud outcry
boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, birdA cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt / contempt
catcallA cry expressing disapproval
clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cryLoud and persistent outcry from many people
hallooA shout to attract attention
hootA loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
hosannaA cry of praise or adoration (to God)
noiseA loud outcry of protest or complaint
scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screechingsharp piercing cry
war cry, war whoop, rallying cry, battle cryA yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
whoopA loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement / excitement
yelling, shoutinguttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement / excitement
yodelA songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates / fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Spanishalgarada, clamor, grito, protesta, tole, vociferación
Catalanaldarull, clam, clamor, crit, vociferació
Verbscallutter in a loud voice or announce
callutter a sudden loud cry
English > call: 41 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty".
Synonymclaim
BroaderdemandAn urgent or peremptory request
Spanishdemanda, llamada, llamado, reclamo
Catalancrida, demanda
English > call: 41 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe characteristic sound produced by a bird.
Synonymsbirdcall, birdsong, song
Narrowerbell-like callA birdcall that resembles the tone of a bell
two-note callA birdcall having two notes
Broaderanimal communicationcommunication between animals (of the same species)
Spanishcanto, reclamo
Catalancrit
Verbscallutter a characteristic note or cry
calllure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
English > call: 41 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA brief social visit.
Examples
  • "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"
BroadervisitThe act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
Verbscallpay a brief visit
English > call: 41 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement.
Synonymmargin call
BroaderdemandAn urgent or peremptory request
Verbscalldemand payment of (a loan)
English > call: 41 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA demand for a show of hands in a card game.
Example"after two raises there was a call"
Part ofcard game, cardsA game / game played with playing cards
BroaderdemandAn urgent or peremptory request
English > call: 41 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningA request.
Examples
  • "many calls for Christmas stories"
  • "not many calls for buggywhips"
NarrowerrecallA call to return
Broaderrequest, askingThe verbal / verbal / verbal act of requesting / requesting / requesting
Spanishdemanda, llamado
Catalandemanda
English > call: 41 senses > noun 10, communication
MeaningAn instruction that interrupts the program being executed.
Example"Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
Narrowerfunction callA call that passes control to a subroutine
system call, supervisor call instructionAn instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor
Broaderinstruction, command, statement, program line(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
English > call: 41 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningA visit in an official or professional capacity.
Examples
  • "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"
  • "the salesman's call on a customer"
Narrowerround(often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)
BroadervisitThe act of going to see some person in a professional capacity
English > call: 41 senses > noun 12, act
Meaning(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee.
Example"he was ejected for protesting the call"
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Broaderdecision, determination, conclusionThe act of making up your mind about something
Spanishdecisión
Verbscallindicate a decision in regard to
calldeclare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
English > call: 41 senses > noun 13, act
MeaningThe option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date.
Synonymcall option
Part ofstraddle, spanThe act of sitting or standing astride
BroaderoptionThe right to buy or sell property at an agreed price
Oppositeput option, putThe option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
Spanishopción de compra
Catalanopció de compra
Verbscallrequire the presentation of for redemption before maturation
English > call: 41 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningAssign a specified (usually proper) proper name to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something
ModelThey call him "Bobby"
Synonymsname, know as, be known as
Narrowerbaptize, baptise, christenAdminister baptism to
dub, nicknameGive a nickname / nickname to
entitle, titleGive a title / title to
referUse a name to designate
renameAssign a new name to
style, titledesignate by an identifying term
tagProvide with a name or nickname
termname formally / formally or designate with a term
BroaderlabelAssign a label to
Similar toaddress, callgreet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
callascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
Spanishbautizar, denominar, llamar, nombrar
Catalananomenar, denominar, dir, posar nom
English > call: 41 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality.
PatternSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s somebody something
Examples
  • "He called me a bastard"
  • "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
Narrowermisname, miscallAssign in incorrect name to
post, brandmark or expose as infamous
BroaderlabelAssign a label to
Similar tocallConsider or regard as being
callread aloud to check for omissions or absentees
name, call, know as, be known asAssign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
Spanishbautizar, denominar, designar, llamar, nombrar
Catalananomenar, denominar, dir, sobrenomenar
English > call: 41 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot call Sue; They call
Examples
  • "I tried to call you all night"
  • "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
Synonymstelephone, call up, phone, ring
Categorytelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
Entailsdialoperate a dial to select a telephone number
Entailed byhang on, hold the line, hold onhold the phone line open
Narrowercall inmake a phone call
cell phonecall up by using a cellular phone
BroadertelecommunicateCommunicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
Similar tocallsend a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.
Spanishdenominar, llamar por teléfono, llamar, telefonear, teléfono
Catalancridar, denominar, telefonar, tocar, trucar
Nounscalla telephone connection
callerthe person initiating a telephone call
English > call: 41 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningUtter a sudden loud cry.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsshout, shout out, cry, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall
Narrowerhallooshout 'halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
hollocry hollo
howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaupemit long loud cries
hurrahshout 'hurrah!'
shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipeUtter a shrill cry
squawk, screak, skreak, skreigh, screechUtter a harsh abrupt scream
whoopshout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
See alsocall outcall out loudly / loudly, as of names or numbers
Similar tocallUtter in a loud voice or announce
exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shoutUtter aloud
Spanishchillar, clamar, gritar, llamar, pregonar, vocear, vociferar
Catalanbaladrejar, clamar, cridar, pregonar, vociferar
Nounscalla loud utterance
English > call: 41 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningOrder, request, or command to come.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelSam cannot call Sue
Examples
  • "She was called into the director's office"
  • "Call the police!"
Synonymsend for
NarrowerbeepCall, summon, or alert with a beeper
call insummon to a particular activity or employment
call up, mobilize, mobilise, rallyCall to arms
hailcall for
liftCall to stop the hunt / hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
musterCall to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.
recall, call backsummon to return
summon, summons, citecall in an official matter, such as to attend court
summonask to come
Broaderorder, tell, enjoin, sayGive instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
See alsocall forthsummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
call forthevoke or provoke to appear or occur
call upcall to arms
Similar tocallOrder, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
callCall a meeting
Spanishrequerir
Catalanrequerir, ser requerit
Nounscallersomeone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice
English > call: 41 senses > verb 6, social
Meaningpay a brief visit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
Synonymsvisit, call in
Entailed bysend inGive one's name or calling card to a servant when making a formal visit
Narrowerdrop by, drop in, come byVisit informally and spontaneously
seeGo to see for professional or business reasons
seeGo to see for a social visit
Broadermeet, get togetherget together socially or for a specific purpose
Similar tocallmake a stop in a harbour
Spanishcumplimentar, hacer venir, visitar
Catalanvisitar
Nounscalla brief social visit
callera social or business visitor
English > call: 41 senses > verb 7, social
MeaningCall a meeting; invite or command to meet.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the 'Final Solution'"
  • "The new dean calls meetings every week"
Cause tomeet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregatherCollect in one place
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Similar tocall, send forOrder, request, or command to come
Spanishconvocar
Nounscallerthe person who convenes a meeting
English > call: 41 senses > verb 8, communication
Meaningread aloud to check for omissions or absentees.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Call roll"
Broaderreadlook at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
Similar tocallascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
Spanishpasar lista
English > call: 41 senses > verb 9, communication
Meaningsend a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Hawaii is calling!"
  • "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"
Categorytelecommunication, telecom(often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
BroadertelecommunicateCommunicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
Similar tocall, telephone, call up, phone, ringGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
English > call: 41 senses > verb 10, communication
MeaningUtter a characteristic note or cry.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"bluejays called to one another"
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Similar tocallLure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
Spanishllamar
Nounscallthe characteristic sound produced by a bird
English > call: 41 senses > verb 11, stative
Meaningstop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"call a football game"
Broaderpostpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offhold back to a later time
English > call: 41 senses > verb 12, social
Meaninggreet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
Examples
  • "Call me Mister"
  • "She calls him by first name"
Synonymaddress
Broaderaddress, turn tospeak to
Similar toname, call, know as, be known asAssign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
Spanishdenominar
Catalandenominar
English > call: 41 senses > verb 13, social
Meaningmake a stop in a harbour.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
Broaderstop, stop overinterrupt a trip
Similar tovisit, call in, callpay a brief visit
Spanishdetenerse
English > call: 41 senses > verb 14, possession
Meaningdemand payment of (a loan).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Call a loan"
Synonymcall in
Broaderdemand, exactclaim as due or just
Similar tocallrequire the presentation of for redemption before maturation
Spanishexigir pago, pedir
Catalandemanar
Adjectivescallablesubject to a demand for payment before due date
Nounscalla demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
English > call: 41 senses > verb 15, possession
Meaningmake a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"He called his trump"
Synonymbid
Categorycard game, cardsA game / game played with playing cards
Narrowerdouble(bridge) make a demand for (a card or suit)
outbidbid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
outcallmake a higher bid than (the previous bid or player)
overbidTo bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,
preemptmake a preemptive bid in the game of bridge
raisebid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
underbidbid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
Broaderplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Spanishpujar
Nounscallerthe bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands
English > call: 41 senses > verb 16, motion
MeaningGive the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymcall off
Entailssquare dancedance in formation
Spanishllamar
Nounscallera person who announces the changes of steps during a dance
English > call: 41 senses > verb 17, communication
MeaningIndicate a decision in regard to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"call balls and strikes behind the plate"
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
BroaderindicateTo state or express briefly
Similar tocalldeclare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
Nounscall(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
English > call: 41 senses > verb 18, communication
Meaningmake a prediction about; tell in advance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Call the outcome of an election"
Synonymspredict, foretell, prognosticate, forebode, anticipate, promise
Narroweraugurpredict from an omen
bet, wagerMaintain with or as if with a bet
forecast, calculatepredict in advance
prophesy, vaticinatepredict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
readinterpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky
second-guess, outguessattempt to anticipate or predict
Broaderguess, venture, pretend, hazardPut forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
Spanishanticipar, augurar, predecir, presagiar, prever, pronosticar, vaticinar
Catalananticipar, augurar, predir, presagiar, preveure, pronosticar, vaticinar
English > call: 41 senses > verb 19, communication
Meaningrequire the presentation of for redemption before maturation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Call a bond"
Broaderask, require, expectConsider obligatory
Similar tocall, call indemand payment of (a loan)
Nounscallthe option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
English > call: 41 senses > verb 20, communication
Meaningchallenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot call Sue
Example"He deserves to be called on that"
Broaderchallenge, dispute, gainsaytake exception to
Similar tocallchallenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
Spanishreprender
English > call: 41 senses > verb 21, communication
Meaningdeclare in the capacity of an umpire or referee.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
Example"call a runner out"
Broaderdeclare, adjudge, holddeclare to be
Similar tocallIndicate a decision in regard to
Nounscall(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
English > call: 41 senses > verb 22, communication
MeaningLure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Call ducks"
Broaderentice, lure, temptProvoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
Similar tocallUtter a characteristic note or cry
Nounscallthe characteristic sound produced by a bird
English > call: 41 senses > verb 23, communication
MeaningOrder or request or give a command for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
Broaderordermake a request for something
Spanishconvocar
English > call: 41 senses > verb 24, communication
MeaningOrder, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"
  • "They called him to active military duty"
Broaderrequestask (a person) to do something
Similar tocall, send forOrder, request, or command to come
NounsCalla special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
callingthe particular occupation for which you are trained
English > call: 41 senses > verb 25, cognition
MeaningUtter in a loud voice or announce.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "He called my name"
  • "The auctioneer called the bids"
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Similar toshout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallUtter a sudden loud cry
Nounscalla loud utterance
callersomeone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice
English > call: 41 senses > verb 26, cognition
Meaningchallenge the sincerity or truthfulness of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"call the speaker on a question of fact"
Broaderchallenge, dispute, gainsaytake exception to
Similar tocallchallenge (somebody) to make good on a statement
Spanishllamar la atención
English > call: 41 senses > verb 27, cognition
MeaningConsider or regard as being.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"I would not call her beautiful"
Broadersee, consider, reckon, view, regarddeem to be
Similar tocallascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
English > call: 41 senses > verb 28, body
Meaningrouse somebody from sleep with a call.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
Broaderawaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouseCause to become awake or conscious
Catalanaixecar, llevar

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