What does call out mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. call-out(verb)

    a challenge to a fight or duel

  2. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout(verb)

    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"

  3. call out(verb)

    call out loudly, as of names or numbers

  4. call out(verb)

    challenge to a duel

    "Aaron Burr called out Alexander Hamilton"


  1. call out(Noun)

    An incidence of someone being summoned for some purpose.

  2. call out(Noun)

    A meeting or rally held in order to find interested participants, eg. for an activity or sports team.

  3. call out(Verb)

    To specify, especially in detail.

  4. call out(Verb)

    To order into service; to summon into service.

  5. call out(Verb)

    To yell out; to vocalize audibly; announce.

  6. call out(Verb)

    To challenge, to denounce.

  7. Origin: From call + out.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of call out in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of call out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Abigail Adams:

    Great necessities call out great virtues.

  2. Phillips Brooks:

    The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.

  3. Nate Leupp:

    It's not uncommon at all to be driving down the road and see an Ohio State sticker on cars. You can see someone in Home Depot wearing an Ohio State shirt and if you call out 'OH' they'll respond 'IO,'.

  4. Pope Francis on Saturday:

    The many forms of slavery, the commercialization, and mutilation of the bodies of women, call out to us to be committed to defeat these types of degradation that reduce them to mere objects that are bought and sold ....

  5. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov:

    If you cry 'Forward' you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don't you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite

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