NounCall (plural Calls)
- A telephone conversation.
- A social visit.
- A cry or shout.
- A decision or judgement.
- The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.
- A beckoning or summoning.
- (finance): An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.
- (cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
- (cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?)</span> A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call).
- (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point.
- A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
Call (third-person singular simple present Calls, present participle Calling, simple past and past participle Called)
- To request, summon, or beckon.
- To cry or shout.
- To contact by telephone.
- To pay a social visit.
- To name or refer to.
- (reflexively: to be called) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
- (cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.
- (baseball, cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.)
- (poker): To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
- (with an object preceded by the preposition for) To require, demand.
- To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
- (finance) To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.
- (banking) To demand repayment of a loan.
- (transitive) To predict.
- (transitive) To declare in advance.
- (transitive, computing) To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.
Adjectives for Call
- urgent; impatient; hurried; frantic; startled; strenuous; amazing; mystic; persistent; insistent; ceaseless; gallant; thrilling; voiceless; feeble; muffled; strong; canny; joyous; ringing; strident; clarion; screeching; staccato; calm; melodious; loud; musical; excited; effectual; pitiful; petulant; stirring; incoming; home-coming; solemn; doleful; providential; skyward; languid; vigorous; cheering; quavering; inconsiderate; bugle; emphatic; clamorous; person-to-person; night; echoing; high-pitched; immediate; impassioned; immortal.
- (visit) deathless; enormous; unending; ceremonious; emergency; neighborly; unexpected; convenient; innumerable (pi) ; close; honorable; hasty; protracted; reliable; bewildering; personal.
Verbs for Call
evade—; ignore—; register—; respond to—; rise at—; trumpet—; whistle—; yield to—; —beckons; —bursts forth; —deludes; —drifts; —gladdens; —saddens.
Adverbs for Call
insistently; urgently; frantically; persistently; feebly; ringingly; stridently; screechingly; melodiously; musically; pitifully; petulantly; dolefully; languidly; passionately; vigorously; quaveringly; clamorously; emphatically; echoingly; irresistibly; officially; severely; alternately; bluntly; facetiously; despairingly; technically; irreverently; extemporaneously; plaintively; mysteriously; familiarly; delicately; subsequently; indifferently; timorously; imperiously; cordially; tauntingly; cautiously; virtually; proverbially; unconscionably; sportively; graciously; lustily.
Synonyms for Call
exclaim, scream, yell, shout, roar, clamor, cry (out), utter, shriek, invite, ejaculate, command, demand, address, speak, telephone, proclaim, convoke, name, summon, term, designate, rally, assemble, invoke.
Antonyms for Call
listen, refrain, stifle, smother, restrain, conceal, be still.
terms derived from call (noun)
Terms derived from the verb "call"
cry out, cuckoo, cut lots, cut the cards, define, demand, demand for, demand payment, denominate, denote, designate, determinant, determinative, dial, dial tone, direct distance dialing, discontinue, draft, draft call, drafting, drain, draw, draw lots, draw on, draw straws, drawing power, drop in, drum, dub, dun, duty, duty visit, element, elicit, engraved invitation, enlist, enlistment, enrollment, entitle, entreat, entreaty, estimate, etiology, evaluate, evocation, evoke, exact, exaction, excuse, extortion, extortionate demand, factor, fade, fetch, figure, forecast, form an estimate, formal visit, foundation, gabble, gaggle, gamble, game, gather, gauge, get, give a ring, give an appreciation, give tongue, give voice, gobble, good reason, ground, grounds, grunt, guess, guggle, hail, halloo, hang up, hazard, heavy demand, hold the phone, holler, hollo, holy orders, honk, hoo, hoot, howl, howling, hurrah, identify, imploration, imploring, imposition, impost, imprecation, impressment, indent, induction, insistent demand, inspire, invitation, invite, invocation, invocatory plea, invoice, invoke, issue an invitation, judge, justification, knock up, label, last post, lay, lay a wager, lay down, levy, listen in, local call, long distance, long-distance call, look in, look up, lot, low, lure, mad round, make a bet, make a call, make an estimation, mark, match coins, material basis, mating call, measure, meet a bet, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, mobile call, mobilization, moo, moose call, muster, muster up, name, necessity, need, neigh, nicker, nickname, nod, nonnegotiable demand, note, notice, notification, obligation, obsecration, obtestation, occasion, on call, on duty, option, order, order up, page, parlay, pass, pastorage, pastoral care, pastorate, peep, person-to-person call, petition, phone, phone call, pick up, pip, pipe, place, play, play against, play at dice, play the ponies, plea, plunge, pop in, portend, postpone, postulate, prayer, preconization, preconize, predict, presage, press, priesthood, priestship, principle, prize, prognosticate, prophesy, pule, pull, punt, put, put and call, quack, rabbinate, raffle off, rally, rallying cry, rank, rate, ready, reason, rebel yell, rebuke, recall, reckon, recruit, recruiting, recruitment, reprimand, reprove, request, require, required visit, requirement, requisition, reveille, right, ring, ring off, ring up, roar, rogation, roll, round up, rouse, run in, rush, rush order, sacred calling, scold, screak, scream, screech, seduction, see, selective service, send a statement, send after, send for, serve, shoot craps, shout, shriek, shrill, sing, social call, social round, social whirl, solicit, song, specify, speculate, sport, spread, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stake, stand pat, station-to-station call, stimulus, stock option, straddle, strap, stridulation, strip, style, subpoena, substance, suit, summon, summon forth, summon up, summons, supplicate, supplication, tag, taps, tax, taxing, telephone, telephone call, term, the church, the cloth, the desk, the ministry, the pulpit, tinkle, title, toll call, toss, tribute, trill, troat, trumpet call, tweet, twit, twitter, ultimatum, ululate, ululation, upbraid, valuate, value, vaticinate, visit, visitation, visiting, vocation, vociferate, wager, wail, wake up, war cry, war whoop, warble, warning, warrant, whicker, whine, whinny, whistle, whoop, within call, woodnote, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yo-ho, yowl, accompany, address, adjuration, adumbrate, alarm, alarum, allurement, animal noise, ante, ante up, antecedents, apostleship, apostrophize, appeal, appeal to, appraise, appreciate, approximate, ask, ask for, assemble, assess, attend, attractiveness, augur, awake, awaken, back, baptize, bark, barking, base, basis, battle cry, bawl, bay, beck, beck and call, bell, bellow, beseechment, bet, bet on, bid, bid come, biddance, bidding, bill, birdcall, blackmail, blare, blat, blate, bleat, bray, bugle call, busy signal, buzz, cackle, call, call away, call back, call down, call for, call forth, call in, call off, call on, call out, call together, call up, call upon, call-up, calling, calling forth, cancel, care of souls, carol, cast lots, castigate, caterwaul, causation, cause, cause and effect, caw, challenge, chastise, chatter, cheep, cheer, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, christen, chuck, cite, clack, claim, clamor, clang, class, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, collect, come by, come over, command, compulsory military service, conjure, conjure up, conscript, conscription, contribution, convene, convocation, convoke, coo, cover, croak, cronk, crow, cry,
From Middle English callen (“to call”), from Old English ceallian (“to call, shout”) and Old Norse kalla (“to call, shout”), both from Proto-Germanic *kalzōnan (“to call, shout”), from Proto-Indo-European *gal(o)s-, *glōs- (“voice, cry”). Cognate with Ancient Greek καλέω (kaleō, “to call”), Dutch kallen (“to chat, talk”), Middle High German kallen (“to chatter, speak loudly”), Swedish kalla (“to call, refer to, beckon”), Norwegian kalle (“to call, name”), Icelandic kalla (“to call, shout, name”), Danish kalde (“to call”), Latin glōria (“fame, honour, glory”). More at glory.
characteristic cry of a bird or other animal
(finance): contract to buy stock
(medicine): overnight duty in the hospital
(computing): the act of jumping to a subprogram
to request, summon, or beckon
to shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run
to shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch thus avoiding collisions
to match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet
to state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on
- Verbal noun of caill.