Definitions for callkɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to cry out in a loud voice:

    to call someone's name.

  2. to summon or invite to come:

    to call a witness; to call the family to dinner.

  3. to communicate or try to communicate with by telephone.

  4. to rouse from sleep, as by a call; waken.

  5. to read over (a roll or a list) in a loud voice.

  6. to convoke; convene:

    to call a meeting.

  7. to announce authoritatively; proclaim:

    to call a strike.

  8. to schedule:

    to call a rehearsal.

  9. to summon by or as if by divine command:

    felt called to the ministry.

  10. to summon to an office, duty, etc.:

    He was called to the army.

  11. to cause to come; bring:

    to call a forgotten episode to mind.

  12. to bring under consideration or discussion:

    The judge called the case.

  13. to attract or lure (birds or animals) by imitating characteristic sounds.

  14. to direct or attract (attention).

  15. to name or address (someone) as.

  16. to designate as something specified:

    She called me a liar.

  17. to think of as something specified; consider:

    I call that a mean remark.

  18. to demand of (someone) fulfillment of a promise, evidence for a statement, etc.:

    They called him on his story.

  19. to criticize; censure:

    She called them on their vulgar language.

  20. to demand payment or fulfillment of (a loan).

    Category: Business

  21. to forecast correctly.

  22. (of a sports official) to pronounce a judgment on (a shot, pitch, batter, etc.). to put an end to (a contest) because of inclement weather, poor field conditions, etc.

    Category: Sport

  23. (in pool) to name (the ball) one intends to drive into a particular pocket.

    Category: Games

  24. to equal (a bet) or equal the bet made by (the preceding bettor) in a round of poker. to signal one's partner in bridge for a lead of (a certain card or suit).

    Category: Games

  25. (v.i.)to speak loudly, as to attract attention:

    She called to the children.

  26. to make a short visit.

  27. to telephone or try to telephone a person.

  28. to equal a bet in poker. to bid or pass in bridge.

    Category: Games

  29. (of a bird or animal) to utter its characteristic cry.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  30. call back, to request or demand to return; recall. to return the telephone call of.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  31. call down, to request or pray for; invoke: to reprimand; scold.

    to call down the wrath of God.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  32. call for, to go or come to get; pick up; fetch. to request; summon. to require; demand; need.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  33. call forth, to summon into action; bring into existence.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  34. call in, to request payment for. to withdraw from circulation. to appeal to for consultation; ask for help from.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Business

  35. call off, to summon or take away: to cancel (something planned).

    Please call off your dog.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  36. call on or upon, to ask; appeal to. to visit for a short time.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  37. call out, to speak in a loud voice; shout. to summon into service or action:

    Call out the militia!

    Category: Verb Phrase

  38. call up, to bring forward or make available for consideration or action. to cause to remember; evoke. to make a telephone call to. to summon for action, esp. military service.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  39. (n.)a cry or shout.

  40. the vocal sound of a bird or other animal.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  41. an instrument for imitating this sound and luring an animal.

  42. an act or instance of telephoning.

  43. a short visit.

  44. a summons or signal sounded by a bugle, bell, etc.

  45. a summons, invitation, or bidding.

  46. Ref: roll call.

  47. fascination or appeal:

    the call of the sea.

  48. a mystic experience of divine appointment to a vocation or service:

    a call to the ministry.

  49. an invitation to accept a job as pastor, professor, etc.

  50. a need or occasion:

    no call for panic.

  51. a demand or claim:

    a call on one's time.

  52. an equaling of the preceding bet in poker. a bid or pass in bridge.

    Category: Games

  53. a judgment or decision by an umpire, referee, or other official of a contest.

    Category: Sport

  54. a notice of rehearsal for performance.

    Category: Showbiz

    Ref: curtain call.

  55. a figure or direction in square dancing, announced to the dancers by the caller.

    Category: Music and Dance

  56. an option to buy a fixed amount of stock at a specified price by a certain date: done in the belief that the price will rise.

    Category: Business

    Ref: Compare put (def. 37 ) 47

Idioms for call:

  1. call the shots or the tune,to have the authority to make decisions.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  2. on call, payable or subject to return without notice. readily available for summoning upon short notice.

    Category: Idiom, Business

  3. within call,close enough to be spoken to or summoned.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of call:

1200–50; ME, prob. < ON kalla to call out

Princeton's WordNet

  1. call, phone call, telephone 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"

  2. 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"

  3. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation(noun)

    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

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

  4. call, claim(noun)

    a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"

  5. birdcall, call, birdsong, song(noun)

    the characteristic sound produced by a bird

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

  6. call(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"

  7. margin call, call(noun)

    a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement

  8. call(noun)

    a demand for a show of hands in a card game

    "after two raises there was a call"

  9. call(noun)

    a request

    "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"

  10. call(noun)

    an instruction that interrupts the program being executed

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

  11. call(noun)

    a visit in an official or professional capacity

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

  12. call(noun)

    (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee

    "he was ejected for protesting the call"

  13. call option, call(verb)

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

  14. name, call(verb)

    assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

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

  15. 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"

  16. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring(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"

  17. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall(verb)

    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"

  18. call, send for(verb)

    order, request, or command to come

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

  19. visit, call in, call(verb)

    pay a brief visit

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

  20. call(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"

  21. call(verb)

    read aloud to check for omissions or absentees

    "Call roll"

  22. call(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"

  23. call(verb)

    utter a characteristic note or cry

    "bluejays called to one another"

  24. call(verb)

    stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

    "call a football game"

  25. address, call(verb)

    greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

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

  26. call(verb)

    make a stop in a harbour

    "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"

  27. call, call in(verb)

    demand payment of (a loan)

    "Call a loan"

  28. bid, call(verb)

    make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

    "He called his trump"

  29. call, call off(verb)

    give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance

  30. call(verb)

    indicate a decision in regard to

    "call balls and strikes behind the plate"

  31. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)

    make a prediction about; tell in advance

    "Call the outcome of an election"

  32. call(verb)

    require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

    "Call a bond"

  33. call(verb)

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

    "He deserves to be called on that"

  34. call(verb)

    declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

    "call a runner out"

  35. call(verb)

    lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

    "Call ducks"

  36. call(verb)

    order or request or give a command for

    "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"

  37. call(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"

  38. call(verb)

    utter in a loud voice or announce

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

  39. call(verb)

    challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

    "call the speaker on a question of fact"

  40. call(verb)

    consider or regard as being

    "I would not call her beautiful"

  41. call(verb)

    rouse somebody from sleep with a call

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. call(verb)ɔl

    to contact using a telephone

    I'll call you tomorrow.; Don't forget to call!; For help please call the number below.; to call an ambulance/a taxi

  2. callɔl

    to describe sth in a particular way

    They called the results "pitiful."; I wouldn't really call 70 degrees hot.

  3. callɔl

    to order sb to come

    They called her into the office.; officers called to testify in the Senate

  4. callɔl

    to give sb or sth a name

    My name is Katherine, but you can call me Kate.; What do you call that stuff on the ceiling?

  5. callɔl

    to arrange or organize

    to call a meeting/strike

  6. callɔl

    to say or speak loudly; = shout

    Raise your hand when I call out your name.; He heard his mother calling.

  7. callɔl

    to decide to stop an activity

    We've been working hard - let's call it a day.

  8. callɔl

    to use unkind words to describe sb

    The other kids teased her and called her names.

  9. call(noun)ɔl

    an instance of using the telephone to talk to sb

    I just have to make a phone call.; a quick call to the office; Give us a call tonight.; We haven't returned her call yet.; a local/long-distance call

  10. callɔl

    a public demand that sth happen

    calls for his resignation

  11. callɔl

    a sound of an animal or bird

    the blue jay's screeching call

  12. callɔl

    a loud shout; = cry

    calls for help

  13. callɔl

    indicates you think sth is not appropriate

    There's no call for yelling like that.

  14. callɔl

    required to go to work if you are called

    There are two doctors on call tonight.


  1. call(Noun)

    A telephone conversation.

  2. call(Noun)

    A social visit.

    I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.

  3. call(Noun)

    A cry or shout.

    He heard a call from the other side of the room.

  4. call(Noun)

    A decision or judgement.

    That was a good call.

  5. call(Noun)

    The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.

    That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.

  6. call(Noun)

    A beckoning or summoning.

    I had to yield to the call of the wild.

  7. call(Noun)

    An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.

  8. call(Noun)

    The act of calling to the other batsman.

  9. call(Noun)

    The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)

  10. call(Verb)

    To request, summon, or beckon.

    That person is hurt, call for help!

  11. call(Verb)

    To cry or shout.

    I can't see you. Call out to me so I can find you.

  12. call(Verb)

    To contact by telephone.

    Why don't you call me in the morning.

  13. call(Verb)

    To pay a social visit.

    We could always call on a friend.

  14. call(Verb)

    To name or refer to.

    Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please call me Al.

  15. call(Verb)

    (reflexively: to be called) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.

  16. call(Verb)

    (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.

  17. call(Verb)

    (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.)

  18. call(Verb)

    To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.

  19. call(Noun)

    A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call).

  20. call(Noun)

    The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point.

  21. call(Noun)

    A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.

    There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my call was 9.

  22. call(Noun)

    The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting.

  23. call(Verb)

    (with an object preceded by the preposition for) To require, demand.

    This job calls for patience.

  24. call(Verb)

    To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.

    My partner called 2 spades.

  25. call(Verb)

    To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.

  26. call(Verb)

    To demand repayment of a loan.

  27. call(Verb)

    To predict.

    He called twelve of the last three recessions.

  28. call(Verb)

    To declare in advance.

    The captains call the coin toss.

  29. call(Verb)

    To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.

  30. Origin: From callen, from ceallian and kalla; both from kalzōnan, from gal(o)s-. Cognate with kallen, kallen, kalla, kalle, kalla, gloria, galw, głos, galsas. More at glory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Call(verb)

    to command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant

  2. Call(verb)

    to summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; -- often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church

  3. Call(verb)

    to invite or command to meet; to convoke; -- often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen

  4. Call(verb)

    to give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name

  5. Call(verb)

    to regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate

  6. Call(verb)

    to state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work

  7. Call(verb)

    to show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of

  8. Call(verb)

    to utter in a loud or distinct voice; -- often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company

  9. Call(verb)

    to invoke; to appeal to

  10. Call(verb)

    to rouse from sleep; to awaken

  11. Call(verb)

    to speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to

  12. Call(verb)

    to make a demand, requirement, or request

  13. Call(verb)

    to make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders

  14. Call(noun)

    the act of calling; -- usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call

  15. Call(noun)

    a signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty

  16. Call(noun)

    an invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor

  17. Call(noun)

    a requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal

  18. Call(noun)

    a divine vocation or summons

  19. Call(noun)

    vocation; employment

  20. Call(noun)

    a short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders

  21. Call(noun)

    a note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds

  22. Call(noun)

    a whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty

  23. Call(noun)

    the cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry

  24. Call(noun)

    a reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land

  25. Call(noun)

    the privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on

  26. Call(noun)

    see Assessment, 4


  1. Call

    Call is a band from Lahore, Pakistan, formed by Zulfiqar J. Khan, Danish J. Khan, Khurram J. Khan and Omer Pervaiz. In 1996, the band's guitarist, Omer Pervaiz left to concentrate on his solo project, Naqsh and the band bassist, Shahzad Hameed, left to pursuit his own solo project. Ahsan Fida Khan and Faisal Murtaza recruited their places. On October 20, 2001, Danish J. Khan, the band’s vocalist and lyricist, performed for the last time and later on left the band. Khurram Jabbar Khan moved to the United States, Zulfiqar J. Khan concentrated on his band Paradigm while Ahsan and Faisal moved on to fulfill family obligations. However, the band reformed in 2002 and after a few line-up changes, released their debut album, Jilawatan in late 2005.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'call' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #892

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'call' in Written Corpus Frequency: #331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'call' in Nouns Frequency: #501

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'call' in Verbs Frequency: #38

Translations for call

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an exclamation or shout

a call for help.

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