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English noun: call

1. call (communication) a telephone connection


SamplesShe 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


Broader (hypernym)telephone, telephony


Narrower (hyponym)call-back, call-in, collect call, conference call, crank call, local call, long distance, long-distance call, trunk call, wake-up call

2. Call (cognition) a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course


SamplesHe was disappointed that he had not heard the Call.


Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency

3. call (communication) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition


SamplesThe speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience.


Synonymscry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization


Narrower (hyponym)battle cry, bellow, bellowing, bird, blue murder, boo, Bronx cheer, catcall, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, halloo, hiss, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, hoot, hoot, hosanna, hue and cry, noise, rallying cry, raspberry, razz, razzing, roar, roaring, scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shouting, shriek, shrieking, snort, war cry, war whoop, whoop, yelling, yodel, yowl

4. call (communication) a demand especially in the phrase


SamplesThe call of duty.


Synonymsclaim


Broader (hypernym)demand

5. call (communication) the characteristic sound produced by a bird


SamplesA bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age.


Synonymsbirdcall, birdsong, song


Broader (hypernym)animal communication


Narrower (hyponym)bell-like call, two-note call

6. call (act) a brief social visit


SamplesSenior 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.


Broader (hypernym)visit

7. call (communication) a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement


Synonymsmargin call


Broader (hypernym)demand

8. call (communication) a demand for a show of hands in a card game


SamplesAfter two raises there was a call.


Broader (hypernym)demand


Part meronymcard game, cards

9. call (communication) a request


SamplesMany calls for Christmas stories.
Not many calls for buggywhips.


Broader (hypernym)asking, request


Narrower (hyponym)recall

10. call (communication) an instruction that interrupts the program being executed


SamplesPascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed.


Broader (hypernym)command, instruction, program line, statement


Narrower (hyponym)function call, supervisor call instruction, system call

11. call (act) a visit in an official or professional capacity


SamplesThe pastor's calls on his parishioners.
The salesman's call on a customer.


Broader (hypernym)visit


Narrower (hyponym)round

12. call (act) (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee


SamplesHe was ejected for protesting the call.


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, decision, determination


Domain categoryathletics, sport

13. call (act) the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date


Synonymscall option


Broader (hypernym)option


Part meronymspan, straddle


Antonymsput, put option


English verb: call

1. call (communication) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to


SamplesThey named their son David.
The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader.


ExamplesThey call him "Bobby"


Synonymsname


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)label


Narrower (hyponym)baptise, baptize, christen, dub, entitle, nickname, refer, rename, style, tag, term, title, title


Verb groupaddress, call, call

2. call (communication) ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality


SamplesHe called me a bastard.
She called her children lazy and ungrateful.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)label


Narrower (hyponym)brand, miscall, misname, post


Verb groupcall, call, call, name

3. call (communication) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone


SamplesI tried to call you all night.
Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.


ExamplesSam cannot call Sue , They call


Synonymscall up, phone, ring, telephone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)telecommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)call in, cell phone


Entaildial


Verb groupcall


Domain categorytelephone, telephony

4. call (communication) utter a sudden loud cry


SamplesShe cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle.
I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me.


Synonymscry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Narrower (hyponym)halloo, hollo, howl, hurrah, pipe, pipe up, roar, screak, screech, shriek, shrill, skreak, skreigh, squawk, ululate, wail, whoop, yaup, yawl


Verb groupcall, call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout

5. call (communication) order, request, or command to come


SamplesShe was called into the director's office.
Call the police!.


ExamplesSam cannot call Sue


Synonymssend for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)enjoin, order, say, tell


Narrower (hyponym)beep, call back, call in, call up, cite, hail, lift, mobilise, mobilize, muster, rally, recall, summon, summon, summons


Verb groupcall, call

6. call (social) pay a brief visit


SamplesThe mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens.


Synonymscall in, visit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)get together, meet


Narrower (hyponym)come by, drop by, drop in, see, see


Verb groupcall

7. call (social) call a meeting; invite or command to meet


SamplesThe Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'.
The new dean calls meetings every week.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Causeassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet


Verb groupcall, send for

8. call (communication) read aloud to check for omissions or absentees


SamplesCall roll.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)read


Verb groupcall

9. call (communication) send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message


SamplesHawaii is calling!.
A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)telecommunicate


Verb groupcall, call up, phone, ring, telephone


Domain categorytelecom, telecommunication

10. call (communication) utter a characteristic note or cry


SamplesBluejays called to one another.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Verb groupcall

11. call (stative) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather


SamplesCall a football game.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table

12. call (social) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name


SamplesHe always addresses me with `Sir'.
Call me Mister.
She calls him by first name.


Synonymsaddress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)address, turn to


Verb groupcall, name

13. call (social) make a stop in a harbour


SamplesThe ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)stop, stop over


Verb groupcall, call in, visit

14. call (possession) demand payment of (a loan)


SamplesCall a loan.


Synonymscall in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)demand, exact


Verb groupcall

15. call (possession) make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands


SamplesHe called his trump.


Synonymsbid


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Narrower (hyponym)double, outbid, outcall, overbid, preempt, raise, underbid


Domain categorycard game, cards

16. call (motion) give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance


Synonymscall off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Entailsquare dance

17. call (communication) indicate a decision in regard to


SamplesCall balls and strikes behind the plate.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)indicate


Verb groupcall


Domain categoryathletics, sport

18. call (communication) make a prediction about; tell in advance


SamplesCall the outcome of an election.


Synonymsanticipate, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)guess, hazard, pretend, venture


Narrower (hyponym)augur, bet, calculate, forecast, outguess, prophesy, read, second-guess, vaticinate, wager

19. call (communication) require the presentation of for redemption before maturation


SamplesCall a bond.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ask, expect, require


Verb groupcall, call in

20. call (communication) challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense


SamplesHe deserves to be called on that.


ExamplesSam cannot call Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)challenge, dispute, gainsay


Verb groupcall

21. call (communication) declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee


SamplesCall a runner out.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold


Verb groupcall

22. call (communication) lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal


SamplesCall ducks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)entice, lure, tempt


Verb groupcall

23. call (communication) order or request or give a command for


SamplesThe unions called a general strike for Sunday.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)order

24. call (communication) order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role


SamplesHe was already called 4 times for jury duty.
They called him to active military duty.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)request


Verb groupcall, send for

25. call (cognition) utter in a loud voice or announce


SamplesHe called my name.
The auctioneer called the bids.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Verb groupcall, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell

26. call (cognition) challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of


SamplesCall the speaker on a question of fact.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)challenge, dispute, gainsay


Verb groupcall

27. call (cognition) consider or regard as being


SamplesI would not call her beautiful.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view


Verb groupcall

28. call (body) rouse somebody from sleep with a call


SamplesI was called at 5 A.M. this morning.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, awaken, rouse, wake, wake up, waken









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