call

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  • This call was not returned so she tried a few more times.
  • You know that pre-what-d'you-call-it you get sometimes? Cited from My Man Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • He left the table to put in a long-distance call. Cited from Mrs. Red Pepper, by Grace S. Richmond
  • It was a long distance call from the man they called Chief. Cited from Guy Garrick, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • I immediately put in a long-distance call to the intelligence officer. Cited from The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, by Edward Ruppelt
  • Still the time table for port calls must follow the land time zone.
  • The call to arms was given at a very critical period.
  • The line was initially only for business but the public could make calls occasionally.
  • If it is the latter it may be either on-call or scheduled.
  • The available minutes may be announced, and the call is connected.
  • Commonly and from its effects, they called it the black death.
  • Also, because they're the front line of what we came to call the class war.
  • You have not call'd me so, nor have you cause. Cited from Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare
  • Tom agreed, and his father placed the long-distance call to Washington. Cited from Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung, by Victor Appleton
  • These objects are called the elements or members of the set.
  • The first call-up period was for three months, with one month a year thereafter.
  • You do it with a great fleet and are called emperor'.
  • This information can be passed between the network and the user end-point at call set-up time.
  • This test contains an example of call-by-name.
  • One unique central local number is used for all locations until it becomes a long distance call.
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Meaning of 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
  • 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
  • noun A demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
  • 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
  • noun A demand for a show of hands in a card game
    after two raises there was a call
  • noun A request
    many calls for Christmas stories, not many calls for buggywhips
  • noun An instruction that interrupts the program being executed
    Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed
  • noun A visit in an official or professional capacity
    the pastor's calls on his parishioners, the salesman's call on a customer
  • noun (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
    he was ejected for protesting the 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
  • 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
  • verb Order, request, or command to come
    She was called into the director's office, Call the police!
  • 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
  • verb Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
    Call roll
  • 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
  • verb Utter a characteristic note or cry
    bluejays called to one another
  • verb Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
    call a football game
  • verb Make a stop in a harbour
    The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow
  • verb Demand payment of (a loan)
    Call a loan
  • verb Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
  • verb Indicate a decision in regard to
    call balls and strikes behind the plate
  • verb Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
    Call a bond
  • verb Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense
    He deserves to be called on that
  • verb Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
    call a runner out
  • verb Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
    Call ducks
  • verb Order or request or give a command for
    The unions called a general strike for Sunday
  • 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
  • verb Utter in a loud voice or announce
    He called my name, The auctioneer called the bids
  • verb Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
    call the speaker on a question of fact
  • verb Consider or regard as being
    I would not call her beautiful
  • verb Rouse somebody from sleep with a call
    I was called at 5 A.M. this morning