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Meaning of call

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  call
      n 1: 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" [syn:
           {call}, {phone call}, {telephone call}]
      2: 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: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the
         speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the
         audience" [syn: {cry}, {outcry}, {call}, {yell}, {shout},
         {vociferation}]
      4: a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" [syn:
         {call}, {claim}]
      5: the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not
         learn its song unless it hears it at an early age" [syn:
         {birdcall}, {call}, {birdsong}, {song}]
      6: 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: a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring
         his margin up to the minimum requirement [syn: {margin call},
         {call}]
      8: a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two
         raises there was a call"
      9: a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many
         calls for buggywhips"
      10: an instruction that interrupts the program being executed;
          "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the
          routine to be executed"
      11: a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the
          pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on
          a customer"
      12: (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "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 [syn: {call
          option}, {call}] [ant: {put}, {put option}]
      v 1: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They
           named their son David"; "The new school was named after the
           famous Civil Rights leader" [syn: {name}, {call}]
      2: 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"
      3: 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" [syn: {call}, {telephone}, {call
         up}, {phone}, {ring}]
      4: 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" [syn: {shout}, {shout out}, {cry},
         {call}, {yell}, {scream}, {holler}, {hollo}, {squall}]
      5: order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the
         director's office"; "Call the police!" [syn: {call}, {send
         for}]
      6: pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the
         prominent citizens" [syn: {visit}, {call in}, {call}]
      7: 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"
      8: read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "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;
         "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard
         calling"
      10: utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one
          another"
      11: stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad
          weather; "call a football game"
      12: greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always
          addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him
          by first name" [syn: {address}, {call}]
      13: make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu
          tomorrow"
      14: demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan" [syn: {call},
          {call in}]
      15: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands;
          "He called his trump" [syn: {bid}, {call}]
      16: give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance [syn:
          {call}, {call off}]
      17: indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes
          behind the plate"
      18: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome
          of an election" [syn: {predict}, {foretell},
          {prognosticate}, {call}, {forebode}, {anticipate},
          {promise}]
      19: require the presentation of for redemption before
          maturation; "Call a bond"
      20: challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge
          with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on
          that"
      21: declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a
          runner out"
      22: lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal;
          "Call ducks"
      23: order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a
          general strike for Sunday"
      24: 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"
      25: utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The
          auctioneer called the bids"
      26: challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the
          speaker on a question of fact"
      27: consider or regard as being; "I would not call her
          beautiful"
      28: rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5
          A.M. this morning"


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