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Definition 1: (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee - [noun denoting act]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was ejected for protesting the call

(call is a kind of ...) the act of making up your mind about something

"the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"

(call belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: a visit in an official or professional capacity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pastor's calls on his parishioners
  • the salesman's call on a customer

(call is a kind of ...) the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity

"a visit to the dentist"

(... is a kind of call ) (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)

"the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning" "the postman's rounds" "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"

Definition 3: a brief social visit - [noun denoting act]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 is a kind of ...) the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time

"he dropped by for a visit"

Definition 4: the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited

(... is part of call) the act of sitting or standing astride

Definition 5: a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

(call is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

Definition 6: a telephone connection - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) transmitting speech at a distance

(... is a kind of call ) a return call

(... is a kind of call ) a telephone call that the receiving party is asked to pay for

(... is a kind of call ) a telephone call to a radio station or a television station in which the caller participates in the on-going program

(... is a kind of call ) a hostile telephone call (from a crank)

(... is a kind of call ) a telephone call made within a local calling area

(... is a kind of call ) a telephone call made outside the local calling area

"I talked to her by long distance"

(... is a kind of call ) a telephone call in which more than two people participate

(... is a kind of call ) a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)

"she left a wake-up call for 7 a.m."

Definition 7: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

(... is a kind of call ) a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto

(... is a kind of call ) uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement

(... is a kind of call ) a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle

(... is a kind of call ) a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement

(... is a kind of call ) sharp piercing cry

"her screaming attracted the neighbors"

(... is a kind of call ) a loud outcry of protest or complaint

"the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise" "whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could"

(... is a kind of call ) a cry of praise or adoration (to God)

(... is a kind of call ) a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)

(... is a kind of call ) a shout to attract attention

"he gave a great halloo but no one heard him"

(... is a kind of call ) loud and persistent outcry from many people

"he ignored the clamor of the crowd"

(... is a kind of call ) a cry expressing disapproval

(... is a kind of call ) an extravagantly loud outcry

"she screamed blue murder"

(... is a kind of call ) a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

"his bellow filled the hallway"

(... is a kind of call ) a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Definition 8: the characteristic sound produced by a bird - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) communication between animals (of the same species)

(... is a kind of call ) a birdcall that resembles the tone of a bell

(... is a kind of call ) a birdcall having two notes

"the two-note call of the cuckoo"

Definition 9: a request - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • many calls for Christmas stories
  • not many calls for buggywhips

(call is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of call ) a call to return

"the recall of our ambassador"

Definition 10: a demand especially in the phrase - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the call of duty

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) an urgent or peremptory request

"his demands for attention were unceasing"

Definition 11: a demand for a show of hands in a card game - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after two raises there was a call

(call is a kind of ...) an urgent or peremptory request

"his demands for attention were unceasing"

(... is part of call) a game played with playing cards

Definition 12: an instruction that interrupts the program being executed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed

(call is a kind of ...) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

(... is a kind of call ) a call that passes control to a subroutine; after the subroutine is executed control returns to the next instruction in main program

(... is a kind of call ) an instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor

Definition 13: a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) an urgent or peremptory request

"his demands for attention were unceasing"

Definition 14: rouse somebody from sleep with a call - [verb of body]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was called at 5 A.M. this morning

(call is a kind of ...) cause to become awake or conscious

"He was roused by the drunken men in the street" "Please wake me at 6 AM."

Definition 15: challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • call the speaker on a question of fact

(call is a kind of ...) take exception to

"She challenged his claims"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense

"He deserves to be called on that"

Definition 16: consider or regard as being - [verb of cognition]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I would not call her beautiful

(call is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 17: utter in a loud voice or announce - [verb of cognition]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He called my name
  • The auctioneer called the bids

(call is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 18: ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He called me a bastard
  • She called her children lazy and ungrateful

(call is a kind of ...) assign a label to; designate with a label

"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

(... is a kind of call ) assign in incorrect name to

"These misnamed philanthropists"

(... is a kind of call ) mark or expose as infamous

"She was branded a loose woman"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) consider or regard as being

"I would not call her beautiful"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) 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 has a similar meaning as ...) read aloud to check for omissions or absentees

"Call roll"

Definition 19: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I tried to call you all night
  • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail

(... is a kind of call ) call up by using a cellular phone

"If the train is late, I will cell phone you"

(... is a kind of call ) make a phone call

"call in to a radio station" "call in sick"

(call implies ...) operate a dial to select a telephone number

"You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) 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 belongs to category ...) transmitting speech at a distance

Definition 20: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They named their son David
  • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) assign a label to; designate with a label

"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

(... is a kind of call ) assign a new name to

"Many streets in the former East Germany were renamed in 1990"

(... is a kind of call ) administer baptism to

"The parents had the child baptized"

(... is a kind of call ) use a name to designate

"Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"

(... is a kind of call ) designate by an identifying term

"They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"

(... is a kind of call ) give a nickname to

(... is a kind of call ) give a title to

(... is a kind of call ) name formally or designate with a term

(... is a kind of call ) provide with a name or nickname

(call has a similar meaning as ...) 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 has a similar meaning as ...) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

"He always addresses me with `Sir'" "Call me Mister" "She calls him by first name"

Definition 21: utter a characteristic note or cry - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bluejays called to one another

(call is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

"Call ducks"

Definition 22: send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hawaii is calling!
  • A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling

(call is a kind of ...) communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail

(call has a similar meaning as ...) 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 belongs to category ...) (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically

Definition 23: order, request, or command to come - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was called into the director's office
  • Call the police!

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

"I said to him to go home" "She ordered him to do the shopping" "The mother told the child to get dressed"

(... is a kind of call ) call to arms; of military personnel

(... is a kind of call ) ask to come

"summon a lawyer"

(... is a kind of call ) call for

"hail a cab"

(... is a kind of call ) call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.

(... is a kind of call ) call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

(... is a kind of call ) summon to a particular activity or employment

"Experts were called in"

(... is a kind of call ) summon to return

"The ambassador was recalled to his country" "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"

(... is a kind of call ) call, summon, or alert with a beeper

(... is a kind of call ) call in an official matter, such as to attend court

(call has a similar meaning as ...) 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 has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 24: indicate a decision in regard to - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • call balls and strikes behind the plate

(call is a kind of ...) to state or express briefly

"indicated his wishes in a letter"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

"call a runner out"

(call belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 25: challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He deserves to be called on that

(call is a kind of ...) take exception to

"She challenged his claims"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

"call the speaker on a question of fact"

Definition 26: declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • call a runner out

(call is a kind of ...) declare to be

"She was declared incompetent" "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) indicate a decision in regard to

"call balls and strikes behind the plate"

Definition 27: utter a sudden loud cry - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

(... is a kind of call ) utter a harsh abrupt scream

(... is a kind of call ) emit long loud cries

"wail in self-pity" "howl with sorrow"

(... is a kind of call ) utter a shrill cry

(... is a kind of call ) shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm

"The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"

(... is a kind of call ) shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention

(... is a kind of call ) shout `hurrah!'

(... is a kind of call ) cry hollo

(call has a similar meaning as ...) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

"`I won!' he exclaimed" "`Help!' she cried" "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) utter in a loud voice or announce

"He called my name" "The auctioneer called the bids"

Definition 28: make a prediction about; tell in advance - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Call the outcome of an election

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

"I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again" "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"

(... is a kind of call ) interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior

"She read the sky and predicted rain" "I can't read his strange behavior" "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"

(... is a kind of call ) attempt to anticipate or predict

(... is a kind of call ) predict from an omen

(... is a kind of call ) maintain with or as if with a bet

"I bet she will be there!"

(... is a kind of call ) predict in advance

(... is a kind of call ) predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

Definition 29: lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Call ducks

(call is a kind of ...) provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

"He lured me into temptation"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) utter a characteristic note or cry

"bluejays called to one another"

Definition 30: require the presentation of for redemption before maturation - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Call a bond

(call is a kind of ...) consider obligatory; request and expect

"We require our secretary to be on time" "Aren't we asking too much of these children?" "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) demand payment of (a loan)

"Call a loan"

Definition 31: read aloud to check for omissions or absentees - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Call roll

(call is a kind of ...) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

"The King will read the proclamation at noon"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 32: order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was already called 4 times for jury duty
  • They called him to active military duty

(call is a kind of ...) ask (a person) to do something

"She asked him to be here at noon" "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

Definition 33: order or request or give a command for - [verb of communication]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The unions called a general strike for Sunday

(call is a kind of ...) make a request for something

"Order me some flowers" "order a work stoppage"

Definition 34: give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call implies ...) dance in formation

Definition 35: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands - [verb of possession]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He called his trump

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(... is a kind of call ) bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

(... is a kind of call ) bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)

(... is a kind of call ) make a higher bid than (the previous bid or player); in a card game

(... is a kind of call ) bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants

(... is a kind of call ) bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled

(... is a kind of call ) to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,

(... is a kind of call ) make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

(call belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 36: demand payment of (a loan) - [verb of possession]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Call a loan

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) claim as due or just

"The bank demanded payment of the loan"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

"Call a bond"

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) get together socially or for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of call ) go to see for professional or business reasons

"You should see a lawyer" "We had to see a psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of call ) go to see for a social visit

"I went to see my friend Mary the other day"

(... is a kind of call ) visit informally and spontaneously

"We frequently drop by the neighbors' house for a cup of coffee"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) make a stop in a harbour

"The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(call is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(call causes ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow

(call is a kind of ...) interrupt a trip

"we stopped at Aunt Mary's house" "they stopped for three days in Florence"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) pay a brief visit

"The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He always addresses me with `Sir'
  • Call me Mister
  • She calls him by first name

Synonyms for call in the sense of this definition

(call is a kind of ...) speak to

"He addressed the crowd outside the window"

(call has a similar meaning as ...) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

"They named their son David" "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

Definition 41: stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather - [verb of stative]

Samples where call or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • call a football game

(call is a kind of ...) hold back to a later time

"let's postpone the exam"

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