1. A telephone connection (synset 106283456)
    "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. A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course (synset 106208240)
    "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
  3. A loud utterance;
    Often in protest or opposition (synset 107135232)
    "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
  4. A demand especially in the phrase (synset 107206789)
    "the call of duty"
  5. The characteristic sound produced by a bird (synset 106809500)
    "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
  6. A brief social visit (synset 101057878)
    "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. A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement (synset 107207321)
  8. A demand for a show of hands in a card game (synset 107207171)
    "after two raises there was a call"
  9. A request (synset 107205353)
    "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
  10. An instruction that interrupts the program being executed (synset 106594937)
    "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
  11. A visit in an official or professional capacity (synset 101057417)
    "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
  12. (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee (synset 100165622)
    "he was ejected for protesting the call"
  13. The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date (synset 100081563)
  1. Assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to (synset 201030757)
    "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  2. Ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality (synset 200973047)
    "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
  3. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone (synset 200791110)
    "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
  4. Utter a sudden loud cry (synset 200915018)
    "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
  5. Order, request, or command to come (synset 200794133)
    "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
  6. Pay a brief visit (synset 202493222)
    "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
  7. Call a meeting;
    Invite or command to meet (synset 202434657)
    "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week"
  8. Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees (synset 201070017)
    "Call roll"
  9. Send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.;
    Make a signal to in order to transmit a message (synset 201064761)
    "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"
  10. Utter a characteristic note or cry (synset 200977068)
    "bluejays called to one another"
  11. Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather (synset 202649505)
    "call a football game"
  12. Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name (synset 202607453)
    "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
  13. Make a stop in a harbour (synset 202493550)
    "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
  14. Demand payment of (a loan) (synset 202364060)
    "Call a loan"
  15. Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands (synset 202305021)
    "He called his trump"
  16. Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance (synset 201903010)
  17. Indicate a decision in regard to (synset 201070815)
    "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
  18. Make a prediction about;
    Tell in advance (synset 200919743)
    "Call the outcome of an election"
  19. Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation (synset 200875684)
    "Call a bond"
  20. Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement;
    Charge with or censure for an offense (synset 200871057)
    "He deserves to be called on that"
  21. Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee (synset 200824407)
    "call a runner out"
  22. Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal (synset 200785570)
    "Call ducks"
  23. Order or request or give a command for (synset 200756201)
    "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
  24. Order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role (synset 200755926)
    "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty"
  25. Utter in a loud voice or announce (synset 200740752)
    "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
  26. Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of (synset 200740588)
    "call the speaker on a question of fact"
  27. Consider or regard as being (synset 200693282)
    "I would not call her beautiful"
  28. Rouse somebody from sleep with a call (synset 200107035)
    "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

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