What does caller mean?

Definitions for caller
ˈkɔ lərcall·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word caller.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caller, companynoun

    a social or business visitor

    "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"

  2. callernoun

    an investor who buys a call option

  3. callernoun

    the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands

  4. caller, caller-outnoun

    a person who announces the changes of steps during a dance

    "you need a fiddler and a caller for country dancing"

  5. callernoun

    someone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice

    "the callers were mothers summoning their children home for dinner"

  6. callernoun

    the person who convenes a meeting

    "who is the caller of this meeting?"

  7. caller, caller-up, phoner, telephoneradjective

    the person initiating a telephone call

    "there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone"

  8. calleradjective

    providing coolness

    "a cooling breeze"; "`caller' is a Scottish term as in `a caller breeze'"

  9. calleradjective


    "caller fish"


  1. callernoun

    The person who made a telephone call.

  2. callernoun

    A visitor.

  3. callernoun

    The person who stands at the front of the hall and announces the numbers.

  4. callernoun

    The function that calls another (the callee).

  5. callernoun

    A whistle or similar item used to call foxes.

  6. Etymology: Agent noun of call.


  1. caller

    A caller is a person who makes a phone call or initiates a telephone conversation. In programming, a caller is also referred to as the part of the program that initiates a specific function or routine. In dancing, a caller is a person who shouts out instructions or sequences to the dancers. Additionally, in radio or TV, a caller is someone who participates in a discussion or asks questions by making a telephone call to the station.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Callernoun

    one who calls

  2. Calleradjective

    cool; refreshing; fresh; as, a caller day; the caller air

  3. Calleradjective

    fresh; in good condition; as, caller berrings


  1. Caller

    A caller is a person who prompts dance figures in such dances as line dance, square dance, and contra dance. The caller might be one of the participating dancers, though in modern country dance this is rare. In round dance a person who performs this function is called a cuer. Their role is fundamentally the same as a caller, in that they tell dancers what to do in a given dance, though they differ on several smaller points.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caller

    kal′ėr, adj. fresh: (Scot.) cool. [Prob. the same as Calver.]

Editors Contribution

  1. caller

    A person who makes a telephone call.

    The caller was polite and gentle when speaking on the phone.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

Anagrams for caller »

  1. recall

  2. cellar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caller in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of caller in a Sentence

  1. Edson Montenegro:

    It shakes off any remnants of the emotional intensity, with this sort of work, you put so much effort into the caller, and you build a relationship and then you cut it off as soon as phone call ends. You need to make sure you're cutting those ties completely so you don't hurt yourself.

  2. Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan:

    They (caller) identified that someone had come out and very suspiciously had left things in a Dumpster, we responded and were able to locate items that we knew belonged to Cristie Schoen Codd.

  3. Don Bolduc:

    I was on a call talking to a supporter and I saw a call come in and I looked at it and it said ‘wireless caller West Palm Beach’.

  4. Stutchman Forensic Lab in California:

    It is clear that there were other individuals in close enough proximity to the caller to be picked up by Austin McGeough phone’s microphone.

  5. Police Chief Charles Kimble:

    It was a call for a psychiatric person, but as the call taker was listening to the caller, if certain things are said, or certain things are heard, then it prompts a different response... It prompted a police response, and it prompted a response from fire and medics who were standing by.

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    a socially awkward or tactless act
    • A. slip
    • B. trigger
    • C. gauge
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