Complete Definition of "call"

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rank|United|free|return|353|call|speak|land|why

Etymology
Old English ceallian

Old Norse kalla.

Pronunciation
IPA|/kɔːɫ/, SAMPA|/kO:5/
audio|en-us-call.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔːl|-ɔːl

Noun
en-noun

  1. A telephone conversation.

#: I received several phone calls today.
#: I received several calls today.

  1. A social visit.

#: I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.

  1. A cry or shout.

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

  1. The characteristic cry of a bird.

#: That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.

  1. A beckoning or summoning.

#: I had to yield to the call of the wild.

  1. finance: A contract to buy stock (See w:stock_option for further reading); compare put.
  2. Cricket The act of calling to the other batsman.
  3. Cricket The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
  4. Medicine An overnight duty in the hospital.
  5. computing The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point.
  6. 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.

Translations
trans-top|telephone conversation
Esperanto: voko
Finnish: soitto, puhelinsoitto
French: appel m
German: Anruf m
Greek: κλήση τηλεφωνική , τηλεφώνημα
Hebrew: צלצול (tziltzul) m
Italian: telefonata f, chiamata f
Japanese: 呼び出し, よびだし (yobidashi); 通話, つうわ (tsūwa)
Korean: 전화 (電話, jeonhwa), 통화 (通話, tonghwa)
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Portuguese: telefonema m
Romanian: chemare
Romansch: telefon
Russian: звонок (zvonók) m
Slovene: klic
Spanish: llamada
Swedish: telefonsamtal n
Turkish: çağrı
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trans-top|social visit
Finnish: käynti, vierailu
Greek: πρόσκληση
Italian: saluto m
Japanese: 訪問, ほうもん (hōmon); 来訪, らいほう (raihō)
Korean: 방문 (訪問, bangmun)
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Portuguese: visita f
Russian: визит (vizít) m, посещение (pos'eš'énije) n
Spanish: visita
Swedish: besök n
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trans-top|cry or shout
Finnish: huuto
French: appel
German: Ruf m
Hebrew: קריאה (qri'a) f
Italian: urlo m
Japanese: 呼び声, よびごえ (yobigoe); 叫び, さけび (sakebi)
Korean: 외침 (oechim)

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Kurdish: KUchar|بانگ
Portuguese: chamada f, grito m
Russian: крик (krik) m
Slovene: klic
Spanish: grito
Swedish: rop n
Swahili: kilio
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trans-top|characteristic cry of a bird
French: chant m
German: Ruf m
Hebrew: ציוץ (tziutz) m
Italian: canto m
Japanese: 鳴き声, なきごえ (nakigoe)
Korean: 울음 (urEum)
Portuguese: canto m
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Russian: крик (krik) m, голос (gólos) m
Slovene: klic
Spanish: canto
Swedish: fågelsång c
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trans-top|beckoning or summoning
Finnish: kutsu, kutsuhuuto
French: appel
German: Ruf m
Hebrew: קריאה (qri'a) f
Italian: richiamo m
Japanese: 呼び出し, よびだし (yobidashi)
Korean: 부름 (bureum)
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Portuguese: chamada f
Russian: зов (zov) m
Slovene: klic
Spanish: convocatoria
Swahili: mwito
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trans-top|(finance): contract to buy stock
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trans-top|(medicine): overnight duty in the hospital
Italian: turno m
Portuguese: plantão médico
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To request, summon, or beckon.

#: That person is hurt, call for help!

  1. To cry or shout.

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

  1. To contact by telephone.

#: Why don't you call me in the morning.

  1. To pay a social visit.

#: We could always call on a friend.

  1. To name or refer to.

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

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

#: I'm called John.
#: A very tall building is called a skyscraper.

  1. Cricket (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they shoud take a run.
  2. Cricket (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.)
  3. poker: To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
  4. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) To require, demand#Verb|demand.

#:This job calls for patience.

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

#:My partner called 2 spades.

Derived terms
call back
call down
call girl
call in
calling
call off
call of nature
call of the wild
call on
call out
call round
call up
cat call
courtesy call
phone call
roll call
telephone call
wake-up call

Translations
trans-top|To request, summon, or beckon.
Arabic: سَمَّى
Croatian: zvati
Dutch: roepen
Esperanto: voki
Finnish: kutsua
Flemish: roepen
German: rufen, anrufen, herbeirufen
Hebrew: לקרוא (liqro)
Hindi: बुला (bulānā)
Ido: vokar
Japanese: 呼ぶ, よぶ (yobu)
Korean: 불러내다 (bulleonaeda)
Latin: vocō
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Portuguese: chamar
Romanian: chema
Romansch: clamar
Russian: звать (zvat') impf, позвать (pozvát') pf, вызвать (výzvat') impf, вызывать (vyzyvát') pf
Sanskrit: आव्हे (āvhe)
Slovak: volať
Slovene: poklicati
Spanish: llamar
Swahili: kuita
Swedish: kalla, ropa
Telugu: పిలుపు (pilupu)
Turkish: aramak
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trans-top|To cry or shout.
Dutch: schreeuwen
German: rufen
Hebrew: לקרוא (liqro)
Japanese: 叫ぶ, さけぶ (sakebu)
Korean: 소리치다 (sorichida), 외치다 (oechida)
Portuguese: gritar
Romanian: striga
Romansch: cridar
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Russian: кричать (kričát') impf, крикнуть (kríknut') pf
Slovene: poklicati
Spanish: gritar
Swahili: kuita
Swedish: ropa, hojta
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trans-top|To contact by telephone.
Dutch: opbellen
Finnish: soittaa (puhelimella)
German: anrufen
Hebrew: לצלצל (le'tzaltzel)
Japanese: 電話する, でんわする (denwasuru)
German: telefonieren
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Portuguese: telefonar
Romanian: telefona, suna
Russian: звонить (zvonít') impf, позвонить (pozvonít') pf
Slovene: poklicati
Spanish: llamar
Swahili: kupiga simu
Swedish: ringa, telefonera
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trans-top|To pay a social visit.
Dutch: bezoeken
Japanese: 訪ねる, たずねる (tazuneru); 訪問する, ほうもんする (hōmonsuru)
Korean: 찾아가다 (chajAgada), 방문하다 (訪問-, bangmun-hada)
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Portuguese: visitar
Russian: навещать (nav'eš'át') impf, навестить (nav'estít') impf
Spanish: visitar
Swedish: besöka, hälsa på
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trans-top|to name or refer to
Czech: říkat
Dutch: noemen
French: appeler
German: nennen
Greek: καλώ
Hebrew: לקרוא (liqro)
Japanese: 呼ぶ, よぶ (yobu)
Korean: 부르다 (bureuda)
Polish: nazywać
Portuguese: chamar
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Romanian: vizita
Romansch: numnar
Russian: звать (zvat') impf, называть (nazyvát') impf, назвать (nazvát') pf
Spanish: llamar
Swedish: kalla
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trans-top|(reflexively: to be called) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
German: heißen
Finnish: kutsua
Hebrew: להיקרא (le'hiqara)
Korean: 불리다 (bullida)
Polish: nazywać się
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Romanian: numi
Russian: зваться (zvat's'a) impf, называться (nazyvát's'a) impf, назваться (nazvát's'a) pf
Spanish: llamarse
Swahili: kuitwa
Swedish: kalla
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Category:Old Norse derivations

ang:call
ar:call
et:call
fa:call
fr:call
gl:call
hy:call
io:call
id:call
it:call
kk:call
la:call
lt:call
hu:call
ja:call
pl:call
pt:call
ru:call
simple:call
fi:call
sv:call
ta:call
te:call
vi:call
tr:call
zh:call

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