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call

 (kôl)
v. called, call·ing, calls
v.tr.
1. To say in a loud voice; announce: called my name from across the street; calling out numbers.
2. To demand or ask for the presence of: called the children to dinner; call the police.
3. To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke: call the legislature into session.
4. To order or request to undertake a particular activity or work; summon: She was called for jury duty. He was called to the priesthood.
5. To give the command for; order: call a work stoppage.
6.
a. To communicate or try to communicate with by telephone: called me at nine.
b. To dial (a telephone number): call 911 for help.
7. To lure (prey) by imitating the characteristic cry of an animal: call ducks.
8. To cause to come to the mind or to attention: a story that calls to mind an incident in my youth.
9. To name: What will you call the baby?
10. To consider or regard as being of a particular type or kind; characterize: Let's call the game a draw. I'd hardly call him a good manager.
11. To designate; label: Nobody calls me a liar.
12.
a. To demand payment of: call a loan.
b. To require the presentation of (a bond) for redemption before maturity.
c. To force the sale of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a call option.
13. Sports
a. To stop or postpone (a game) because of bad weather, darkness, or other adverse conditions.
b. To declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee: call a runner out; call a penalty for holding.
c. To indicate a decision in regard to: calling balls and strikes; called a close play at home plate.
d. To give the orders or signals for: a quarterback who called a poor play.
14. Games
a. To describe the intended outcome of (one's billiard shot) before playing.
b. In poker, to place a bet equal to (the preceding bet or bettor).
15. To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict: It is often difficult to call the outcome of an election. See Synonyms at predict.
16. To challenge the truthfulness or genuineness of: called the debater on a question of fact.
17. To shout directions in rhythm for (a square dance).
v.intr.
1.
a. To speak loudly; shout: a swimmer who was calling for help.
b. To utter a characteristic cry. Used of an animal: geese calling in the early morning.
2. To communicate or try to communicate with someone by telephone: I called twice, but no one answered.
3. To pay a short visit: We called to pay our respects. He called on the neighbors but they weren't home.
4. Games In poker, to place a bet equal to the preceding bet.
n.
1. A loud cry; a shout.
2.
a. The characteristic cry of an animal.
b. A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure: a moose call.
3. A telephone communication or connection.
4. Need or occasion: There was no call for an apology.
5. Demand: There isn't much call for buggy whips today.
6. A claim on a person's time or life: the call of duty.
7. A short visit, especially one made as a formality or for business or professional purposes.
8. A summons or invitation.
9.
a. A signal, such as that made by a horn or bell.
b. The sounding of a horn to encourage hounds during a hunt.
10.
a. A strong inner urge or prompting; a vocation: a call to the priesthood.
b. The strong attraction or appeal of a given activity or environment: the call of the wild; answered the call of the desert.
11. A roll call.
12. A notice of rehearsal times posted in a theater.
13. Sports
a. A decision made by an umpire or referee.
b. An announced description of a game or race, as by a sportscaster.
14. A direction or series of directions rhythmically called out to square dancers.
15.
a. A demand for payment of a debt.
b. A demand to submit bonds to the issuer for redemption before the maturity date.
c. An option to buy a certain quantity of a stock or commodity for a specified price within a specified time.
d. A demand for payment due on stock bought on margin when the value has shrunk.
Phrasal Verbs:
call back
1. To communicate the need for (someone) to return from one situation or location to a previous one: Management called the laid-off workers back.
2. To request (someone) to come in for an audition after an initial audition: The director auditioned six singers for the part and called two back.
3. To telephone or radio (a person) who has called previously: I called her back at noon.
4. To recall (a defective product) for repair: The company has called back all such models built in 1990.
call down
1. To find fault with; reprimand: The teacher called me down for disobedience.
2. To invoke, as from heaven.
call for
1. To appear, as on someone else's premises, in order to get: My chauffeur will call for you at seven.
2. To be an appropriate occasion for: This news calls for champagne.
3. To require; demand: work that calls for patience.
call forth
To evoke; elicit: a love song that calls forth sad memories.
call in
1. To take out of circulation: calling in silver dollars.
2. To summon for assistance or consultation: call in a specialist.
3. To communicate with another by telephone: Has the boss called in today?
call off
1. To cancel or postpone: call off a trip; called the trip off.
2. To restrain or recall: Call off your dogs.
call on
To order or request to undertake a particular activity: called on our friends to help.
call out
1. To order or request to assemble or arrive somewhere; summon: call out the guard.
2. To challenge to a duel.
3. To set off or direct attention to, as in being commendable or of interest: The article calls out the new features of the software in a sidebar.
call up
1. To summon to active military service: called up reserve troops for active duty.
2. To cause one to remember; bring to mind: stories that call up old times.
3. To bring forth for action or discussion; raise.
call upon
1. To order; require: I call upon you to tell the truth.
2. To make a demand or a series of demands on: Social institutions are now being called upon to provide assistance to the homeless.
Idioms:
call in/into question
To raise doubts about.
call it a day Informal
To stop what one has been doing, for the remainder of the day or at least for the present.
call it a night Informal
To stop what one has been doing, for the remainder of the night.
call it quits Informal
To stop working or trying; quit.
call names
To speak to or about another in offensive terms.
call of nature
A need to urinate or defecate. Often used with answer: He left the room to answer the call of nature.
call (someone's) bluff
To demand proof for or respond in a challenging way to the claims or threats of another that one presumes to be false.
call the shots/tune Informal
To exercise authority; be in charge.
on call
1. Available when summoned for service or use: physicians who were on call for 48 hours.
2. Subject to payment on demand.
within call
Close enough to come if summoned: The nurse is within call if you need him.

[Middle English callen, probably from Old Norse kalla; see gal- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: call, assemble, convene, convoke, muster, summon
These verbs mean to demand or request to appear, come, or gather: called a meeting; assembled the troops; convened a panel of experts; will convoke the legislature; mustering the militia; summoned a group of investors.
Our Living Language African American Vernacular English uses call oneself with a present participle, as in They call themselves dancing, to express the idea that the people being talked about are not very good at what they're doing (in this case, dancing), even though they may think they are. This construction has a structure and meaning similar to the Standard English use of call oneself with a noun phrase or adjective, as in He calls himself a dancer or She calls herself intelligent.

call

(kɔːl)
vb
1. (often foll by out) to speak or utter (words, sounds, etc) loudly so as to attract attention: he called out her name.
2. (tr) to ask or order to come: to call a policeman.
3. (sometimes foll by: on) to make a visit (to): she called on him.
4. (often foll by up) to telephone (a person): he called back at nine.
5. (tr) to summon to a specific office, profession, etc: he was called to the ministry.
6. (of animals or birds) to utter (a characteristic sound or cry)
7. (tr) to summon (a bird or animal) by imitating its cry
8. (tr) to name or style: they called the dog Rover.
9. (tr) to designate: they called him a coward.
10. (tr) dialect Brit to speak ill of or scold
11. (tr) to regard in a specific way: I call it a foolish waste of time.
12. (tr) to attract (attention)
13. (tr) to read (a list, register, etc) aloud to check for omissions or absentees
14. (when: tr, usually foll by for) to give an order (for): to call a strike.
15. (intr) to try to predict the result of tossing a coin
16. (tr) to awaken: I was called early this morning.
17. (tr) to cause to assemble: to call a meeting.
18. (Individual Sports, other than specified) (tr) sport (of an umpire, referee, etc) to pass judgment upon (a shot, player, etc) with a call
19. (Team Sports, other than specified) (tr) sport (of an umpire, referee, etc) to pass judgment upon (a shot, player, etc) with a call
20. (Broadcasting) (tr) Austral and NZ to broadcast a commentary on (a horse race or other sporting event)
21. (Commerce) (tr) to demand repayment of (a loan, redeemable bond, security, etc)
22. (Banking & Finance) finance (often foll by: up) to demand payment of (a portion of a share issue not yet paid by subscribers)
23. (Law) (tr) Brit to award (a student at an Inn of Court) the degree of barrister (esp in the phrase call to the bar)
24. (Computer Science) (tr) computing to transfer control to (a named subprogram)
25. (Card Games) (tr) poker to demand that (a player) expose his hand, after equalling his bet
26. (Bridge) (intr) bridge to make a bid
27. (Dancing) (in square-dancing) to call out (instructions) to the dancers
28. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards to ask (a player) to say what kind of shot he will play or (of a player) to name his shot
29.
a. to require: this problem calls for study.
b. to come or go (for) in order to fetch: I will call for my book later.
30. (intr; foll by on or upon) to make an appeal or request (to): they called upon him to reply.
31. (tr) to predict the outcome of an event: we don't know yet if the plan has succeeded because it's too soon to call.
32. call into being to create
33. call into play to begin to operate
34. call in question call into question See question12
35. call it a day to stop work or other activity
36. too close to call (of the outcome of a competition, election, match, etc) unable to be predicted
37. call to mind to remember or cause to be remembered
n
38. a cry or shout
39. the characteristic cry of a bird or animal
40. a device, such as a whistle, intended to imitate the cry of a bird or animal
41. a summons or invitation
42. a summons or signal sounded on a horn, bugle, etc
43. (Hunting) hunting any of several notes or patterns of notes, blown on a hunting horn as a signal
44. (Hunting) hunting
a. an imitation of the characteristic cry of a wild animal or bird to lure it to the hunter
b. an instrument for producing such an imitation
45. a short visit: the doctor made six calls this morning.
46. an inner urge to some task or profession; vocation
47. allure or fascination, esp of a place: the call of the forest.
48. (Law) Brit the summons to the bar of a student member of an Inn of Court
49. need, demand, or occasion: there is no call to shout; we don't get much call for stockings these days.
50. demand or claim (esp in the phrase the call of duty)
51. (Theatre) theatre a notice to actors informing them of times of rehearsals
52. (Dancing) (in square dancing) an instruction to execute new figures
53. a conversation or a request for a connection by telephone
54. (Commerce) commerce
a. a demand for repayment of a loan
b. (as modifier): call money.
55. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. a demand for redeemable bonds or shares to be presented for repayment
b. a demand for an instalment payment on the issue price of bonds or shares
56. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards a demand to an opponent to say what kind of shot he or she will play
57. (Card Games) poker a demand for a hand or hands to be exposed
58. (Bridge) bridge a bid, or a player's turn to bid
59. a decision or judgment: it's your call.
60. (Individual Sports, other than specified) sport a decision of an umpire or referee regarding a shot, pitch, etc
61. (Team Sports, other than specified) sport a decision of an umpire or referee regarding a shot, pitch, etc
62. (Broadcasting) Austral a broadcast commentary on a horse race or other sporting event
63. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange Also called: call option an option to buy a stated amount of securities at a specified price during a specified period. Compare put20
64. (Military) See roll call
65. (Stock Exchange) call for margin stock exchange a demand made by a stockbroker for partial payment of a client's debt due to decreasing value of the collateral
66. call of nature See nature16
67. (Banking & Finance) (of a loan, etc) repayable on demand
68. available to be called for work outside normal working hours
69. within call within range; accessible
[Old English ceallian; related to Old Norse kalla, Old High German kallōn, Old Slavonic glasǔ voice]

call

(kɔl)

v.t.
1. to cry out in a loud voice: to call someone's name.
2. to summon or invite to come: to call a witness; to call the family to dinner.
3. to communicate or try to communicate with by telephone.
4. to rouse from sleep, as by a call; waken.
5. to read over (a roll or a list) in a loud voice.
6. to convoke; convene: to call a meeting.
7. to announce authoritatively; proclaim: to call a strike.
8. to schedule: to call a rehearsal.
9. to summon by or as if by divine command: felt called to the ministry.
10. to summon to an office, duty, etc.: He was called to the army.
11. to cause to come; bring: to call a forgotten episode to mind.
12. to bring under consideration or discussion: The judge called the case.
13. to attract or lure (birds or animals) by imitating characteristic sounds.
14. to direct or attract (attention).
15. to name or address (someone) as.
16. to designate as something specified: She called me a liar.
17. to think of as something specified; consider: I call that a mean remark.
18. to demand of (someone) fulfillment of a promise, evidence for a statement, etc.: They called him on his story.
19. to criticize; censure: She called them on their vulgar language.
20. to demand payment or fulfillment of (a loan).
21. to forecast correctly.
22. (of a sports official)
a. to pronounce a judgment on (a shot, pitch, batter, etc.).
b. to put an end to (a contest) because of inclement weather, poor field conditions, etc.
23. (in pool) to name (the ball) one intends to drive into a particular pocket.
24.
a. to equal (a bet) or equal the bet made by (the preceding bettor) in a round of poker.
b. to signal one's partner in bridge for a lead of (a certain card or suit).
v.i.
25. to speak loudly, as to attract attention: She called to the children.
26. to make a short visit.
27. to telephone or try to telephone a person.
28.
a. to equal a bet in poker.
b. to bid or pass in bridge.
29. (of a bird or animal) to utter its characteristic cry.
30. call back,
a. to request or demand to return; recall.
b. to return the telephone call of.
31. call down,
a. to request or pray for; invoke: to call down the wrath of God.
b. to reprimand; scold.
32. call for,
a. to go or come to get; pick up; fetch.
b. to request; summon.
c. to require; demand; need.
33. call forth, to summon into action; bring into existence.
34. call in,
a. to request payment for.
b. to withdraw from circulation.
c. to appeal to for consultation; ask for help from.
35. call off,
a. to summon or take away: Please call off your dog.
b. to cancel (something planned).
36. call on or upon,
a. to ask; appeal to.
b. to visit for a short time.
37. call out,
a. to speak in a loud voice; shout.
b. to summon into service or action: Call out the militia!
38. call up,
a. to bring forward or make available for consideration or action.
b. to cause to remember; evoke.
c. to make a telephone call to.
d. to summon for action, esp. military service.
n.
39. a cry or shout.
40. the vocal sound of a bird or other animal.
41. an instrument for imitating this sound and luring an animal.
42. an act or instance of telephoning.
43. a short visit.
44. a summons or signal sounded by a bugle, bell, etc.
45. a summons, invitation, or bidding.
47. fascination or appeal: the call of the sea.
48. a mystic experience of divine appointment to a vocation or service: a call to the ministry.
49. an invitation to accept a job as pastor, professor, etc.
50. a need or occasion: no call for panic.
51. a demand or claim: a call on one's time.
52.
a. an equaling of the preceding bet in poker.
b. a bid or pass in bridge.
53. a judgment or decision by an umpire, referee, or other official of a contest.
54.
a. a notice of rehearsal for performance.
55. a figure or direction in square dancing, announced to the dancers by the caller.
56. an option to buy a fixed amount of stock at a specified price by a certain date: done in the belief that the price will rise. Compare put (def. 37).
Idioms:
1. call the shots or the tune, to have the authority to make decisions.
2. on call,
a. payable or subject to return without notice.
b. readily available for summoning upon short notice.
3. within call, close enough to be spoken to or summoned.
[1200–50; Middle English, probably < Old Norse kalla to call out]

call

1. attracting attention

If you call something, you say it in a loud voice, usually because you are trying to attract someone's attention.

'Edward!' she called. 'Edward! Lunch is ready!'
I could hear a voice calling my name.
'Here's your drink,' Bob called to him.
2. telephoning

If you call a person or place, you telephone them.

Call me when you get home.
Greta called the office and complained.

When you use call like this, it is not followed by 'to'. Don't say, for example, 'I called to him at his London home'. You say 'I called him at his London home.

3. visiting

If someone calls on you, or if they call, they make a short visit in order to see you or deliver something.

He had called on Stephen at his London home.
The nurse calls at about 7 o'clock every morning.

Call is not used like this without on in American English.

4. naming

If you call someone or something a particular name, you give them that name, or you address them by that name.

We decided to call our daughter Hannah.
'Pleased to meet you, Mr. Anderson.' – 'Please call me Mike.'

If you call someone or something a particular thing, you say they are that thing. You use call followed by a noun phrase, followed by an adjective or another noun phrase. You often use this construction when you are describing someone or something in a negative way.

He called the report unfair.
They called him a traitor.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'as' with call. Don't say, for example, 'We decided to call our daughter as Hannah' or 'They called him as a traitor'.


ring

call
1. 'ring'

In British English, when you ring someone, you dial their phone number and speak to them by phone. The past tense of ring is rang.

I rang Aunt Jane this evening.

The -ed participle is rung.

Have you rung Dad yet?

You can say that someone rings a place.

You must ring the hospital.

In conversation, people often use ring up, instead of 'ring'. There is no difference in meaning.

He had rung up Emily and told her all about it.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'to' after ring or ring up.

2. 'call'

American speakers don't usually use ring in this sense. The word they use is call. British speakers also say call.

He promised to call me soon.
See call

call


Past participle: called
Gerund: calling

Imperative
call
call
Present
I call
you call
he/she/it calls
we call
you call
they call
Preterite
I called
you called
he/she/it called
we called
you called
they called
Present Continuous
I am calling
you are calling
he/she/it is calling
we are calling
you are calling
they are calling
Present Perfect
I have called
you have called
he/she/it has called
we have called
you have called
they have called
Past Continuous
I was calling
you were calling
he/she/it was calling
we were calling
you were calling
they were calling
Past Perfect
I had called
you had called
he/she/it had called
we had called
you had called
they had called
Future
I will call
you will call
he/she/it will call
we will call
you will call
they will call
Future Perfect
I will have called
you will have called
he/she/it will have called
we will have called
you will have called
they will have called
Future Continuous
I will be calling
you will be calling
he/she/it will be calling
we will be calling
you will be calling
they will be calling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been calling
you have been calling
he/she/it has been calling
we have been calling
you have been calling
they have been calling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been calling
you will have been calling
he/she/it will have been calling
we will have been calling
you will have been calling
they will have been calling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been calling
you had been calling
he/she/it had been calling
we had been calling
you had been calling
they had been calling
Conditional
I would call
you would call
he/she/it would call
we would call
you would call
they would call
Past Conditional
I would have called
you would have called
he/she/it would have called
we would have called
you would have called
they would have called
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.call - a telephone connectioncall - 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"
telephony, telephone - transmitting speech at a distance
call-back - a return call
collect call - a telephone call that the receiving party is asked to pay for
call-in - a telephone call to a radio station or a television station in which the caller participates in the on-going program
crank call - a hostile telephone call (from a crank)
local call - a telephone call made within a local calling area
long distance, long-distance call, trunk call - a telephone call made outside the local calling area; "I talked to her by long distance"
conference call - a telephone call in which more than two people participate
wake-up call - a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels); "she left a wake-up call for 7 a.m."
2.Call - a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
3.call - a loud utterancecall - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, yowl, roar, roaring - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"
blue murder - an extravagantly loud outcry; "she screamed blue murder"
catcall - a cry expressing disapproval
clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry, clamor - loud and persistent outcry from many people; "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
halloo - a shout to attract attention; "he gave a great halloo but no one heard him"
hoot - a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
hosanna - a cry of praise or adoration (to God)
noise - a loud outcry of protest or complaint; "the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise"; "whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could"
scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching - sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
whoop - a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
battle cry, war whoop, rallying cry, war cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
yelling, shouting - uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
yodel - a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
boo, Bronx cheer, razz, razzing, snort, hiss, hoot, raspberry, bird - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
4.call - a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
5.call - the characteristic sound produced by a birdcall - the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
animal communication - communication between animals (of the same species)
bell-like call - a birdcall that resembles the tone of a bell
two-note call - a birdcall having two notes; "the two-note call of the cuckoo"
6.call - 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"
visit - the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time; "he dropped by for a visit"
7.call - a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirementcall - a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
8.call - a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
9.call - a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
asking, request - the verbal act of requesting
recall - a call to return; "the recall of our ambassador"
10.call - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
function call - a call that passes control to a subroutine; after the subroutine is executed control returns to the next instruction in main program
program line, instruction, statement, command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
supervisor call instruction, system call - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor
11.call - a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
round - (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); "the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman's rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"
visit - the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity; "a visit to the dentist"
12.call - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
decision, determination, conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
13.call - the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
straddle, span - the act of sitting or standing astride
option - the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
Verb1.call - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
call - 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"
baptise, baptize, christen - administer baptism to; "The parents had the child baptized"
refer - use a name to designate; "Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"
style, title - designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
dub, nickname - give a nickname to
rename - assign a new name to; "Many streets in the former East Germany were renamed in 1990"
title, entitle - give a title to
term - name formally or designate with a term
tag - provide with a name or nickname
label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
address, call - greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
2.call - 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"
call - consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
miscall, misname - assign in incorrect name to; "These misnamed philanthropists"
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
brand, post - mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
call - read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
3.call - 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"
telephony, telephone - transmitting speech at a distance
cell phone - call up by using a cellular phone; "If the train is late, I will cell phone you"
call in - make a phone call; "call in to a radio station"; "call in sick"
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
call - 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"
4.call - 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"
call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
cry out, exclaim, call out, outcry, shout, cry - 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"
hollo - cry hollo
hurrah - shout `hurrah!'
halloo - shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
whoop - shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm; "The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"
pipe, shriek, shrill, pipe up - utter a shrill cry
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
ululate, wail, yaup, yawl, howl, roar - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
skreigh, squawk, screak, screech, skreak - utter a harsh abrupt scream
call out - call out loudly, as of names or numbers
5.call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
order, enjoin, tell, say - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
call - 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"
summon, summons, cite - call in an official matter, such as to attend court
beep - call, summon, or alert with a beeper
call back, recall - summon to return; "The ambassador was recalled to his country"; "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"
call in - summon to a particular activity or employment; "Experts were called in"
lift - call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
muster - call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.
hail - call for; "hail a cab"
summon - ask to come; "summon a lawyer"
mobilise, mobilize, rally, call up - call to arms; of military personnel
call - 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"
mobilise, mobilize, rally, call up - call to arms; of military personnel
bring up, call down, conjure, conjure up, invoke, call forth, put forward, arouse, evoke, stir, raise - summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke - evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
6.call - pay a brief visitcall - pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
get together, meet - get together socially or for a specific purpose
call - make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
see - go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"
see - go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"
come by, drop by, drop in - visit informally and spontaneously; "We frequently drop by the neighbors' house for a cup of coffee"
7.call - 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"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
send for, call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
8.call - read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
read - look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
call - 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"
9.call - 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"
telecom, telecommunication - (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
phone, telephone, call up, call, ring - 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"
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
10.call - utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
call - lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
11.call - stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
postpone, prorogue, put off, defer, set back, shelve, table, put over, remit, hold over - hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
12.call - greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or namecall - greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
address, turn to - speak to; "He addressed the crowd outside the window"
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
13.call - make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
stop over, stop - interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
call in, visit, call - pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
14.call - demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
call - require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
exact, demand - claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
15.call - make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of handscall - make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
raise - bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
double - bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
outcall - make a higher bid than (the previous bid or player); in a card game
underbid - bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
outbid - bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
overbid - to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,
preempt - make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge
16.call - give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
17.call - indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
call - declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
indicate - to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a letter"
18.call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
read - interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
hazard, guess, venture, pretend - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
outguess, second-guess - attempt to anticipate or predict
augur - predict from an omen
bet, wager - maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
forecast, calculate - predict in advance
prophesy, vaticinate - predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
19.call - require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
expect, require, ask - consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
call in, call - demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
20.call - challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
call - challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
challenge, dispute, gainsay - take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
21.call - declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
call - indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
22.call - lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
entice, lure, tempt - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
call - utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
23.call - order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
order - make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
24.call - 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"
request - ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
send for, call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
25.call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - 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"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
26.call - challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
challenge, dispute, gainsay - take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
call - challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
27.call - consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
call - 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"
28.call - rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
awaken, wake up, waken, rouse, wake, arouse - cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

call

verb
1. name, entitle, dub, designate, term, style, label, describe as, christen, denominate They called their daughter Mischa.
2. consider, think, judge, estimate, describe as, refer to as, regard as His own party called him a traitor.
3. cry, announce, shout, scream, proclaim, yell, cry out, whoop `Boys!' she called, 'Dinner's ready!'
cry whisper, mutter, murmur, be quiet, be silent, speak softly
4. phone, contact, telephone, ring (up) (informal, chiefly Brit.), give (someone) a bell (Brit. slang) Will you call me as soon as you hear anything?
5. send for, contact, summon, fetch We'd better call the doctor.
6. hail, address, summon, contact, halloo He called me over the tannoy.
7. summon, gather, invite, rally, assemble, muster, convene, convoke, collect The group promised to call a meeting of shareholders.
summon dismiss, excuse, cancel, disperse, call off
8. visit, come, go to, drop in (informal), stop by, pop in (informal) He called at the house every day to ask how I was.
9. waken, arouse, awaken, rouse I'm late for work! Why didn't you call me earlier?
noun
1. telephone call, bell (informal), phone call, buzz (informal), tinkle (informal), ring (informal) I got a call from him late last night.
2. visit He decided to pay a call on Mr Cummings.
3. request, order, demand, appeal, notice, command, announcement, invitation, plea, summons, supplication There was a call by the trade unions for members to stay home for the duration of the strike.
4. demand (usually used in a negative construction) need, market, requirement, necessity I'm afraid there's not much call for that product round here.
5. need (usually used in a negative construction) cause, reason, grounds, occasion, excuse, justification, claim There was no call for him to talk to you like he did.
6. attraction, draw, pull (informal), appeal, lure, attractiveness, allure, magnetism a sailor who could not resist the call of the sea
7. cry, shout, scream, yell, whoop He heard calls coming from the cellar.
cry whisper, mutter, murmur
call for someone fetch, pick up, collect, uplift (Scot.) I shall call for you at 7 o'clock.
call for something
1. demand, order, request, insist on, cry out for They angrily called for his resignation.
2. require, need, involve, demand, occasion, entail, necessitate It's a situation that calls for a blend of delicacy and force.
call on someone
1. request, ask, bid, invite, appeal to, summon, invoke, call upon, entreat, supplicate He was frequently called on to resolve conflicts.
2. visit, look up, drop in on, look in on, see I'm leaving early tomorrow to call on a friend.
call someone up
1. telephone, phone, ring (chiefly Brit.), buzz (informal), dial, call up, give (someone) a ring (informal, chiefly Brit.), put a call through to, give (someone) a call, give (someone) a buzz (informal), give (someone) a bell (Brit. slang), give someone a tinkle (Brit. informal), get on the blower to (informal) He called me up to ask how I was.
2. enlist, draft, recruit, muster The United States has called up some 150,000 military reservists.
call something off cancel, drop, abandon, scrap, scratch, put off, forget about, abort, put on ice, countermand He has called off the trip.
call the shots be in charge, be in control, give the orders He's the one who calls the shots around here.

call

verb
1. To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:
2. To demand to appear, come, or assemble:
4. To give a name or title to:
5. To describe with a word or term:
6. To communicate with (someone) by telephone:
Informal: dial, phone.
Idioms: get someone on the horn, give someone a buzz.
7. To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize:
Idiom: pay a visit.
8. To tell about or make known (future events) in advance, especially by means of special knowledge or inference:
phrasal verb
call down
To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Slang: chew out.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
phrasal verb
call for
1. To be a proper or sufficient occasion for:
2. To have as a need or prerequisite:
3. To ask for urgently or insistently:
Idiom: cry out for.
phrasal verb
call off
To decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged):
Slang: scratch, scrub.
noun
1. A loud cry:
2. A telephone communication:
3. That which provides a reason or justification:
Idiom: why and wherefore.
4. The act of demanding:
5. An act or an instance of going or coming to see another:
Translations
أُنْشودَه، غِناءُ الطَّيْراتصل بجاذِدبِيَّه البحرزِيارَه قَصيرَهسَبَبٌ
zavolatvolánívolatkřičetkřik
kalderingeopkaldråbråbe
kutsuahuutokäyntipuhelinsoittosoida
nazvatipozivpozvatizvati
hívhíváskiáltmadárfüttymeglátogat
boîa, kalla fyrireftirspurnfuglasöngurheimsækja, koma viîheimsókn
呼ぶ電話をかける鳴らす・・・に電話をする・・・を呼ぶ
...을 부르다…에게 전화를 걸다부르다울리다전화
aplankymasaplankytiapsilankymasčiulbėjimaslaikyti
aicinājumsapciemojumsapciemotataicinātizsaukt
chemachemarenumistrigasuna
hovorvolanievykrikovaťzastaviť sa
klicklicatiobiskobiskatioglasiti se
roparingaringa uppropsamtal
kuitamwito
เรียกโทรศัพท์หาโทรหาการโทรติดต่อ
cuộc gọigọigọi điện

call

[kɔːl]
A. N
1. (= cry) → llamada f, llamado m (LAm); (= shout) → grito m; [of bird] → canto m, reclamo m; (imitating bird's cry) → reclamo m; (imitating animal's cry) → chilla f
they came at my callacudieron a mi llamada
please give me a call at seven (in hotel) → despiérteme a las siete, por favor; (at friend's) → llámame a las siete
within callal alcance de la voz
2. (Telec) → llamada f
long-distance callconferencia f
to make a callllamar (por teléfono), hacer una llamada, telefonear (esp LAm)
3. (= appeal, summons, invitation) → llamamiento m, llamado (LAm) (Aer) (for flight) → anuncio m (Theat) (to actor) → llamamiento m
a call went to the fire brigadese llamó a los bomberos
he's had a call to the Palacele han llamado a palacio
to answer the call (Rel) → acudir al llamamiento
the boat sent out a call for helpel barco emitió una llamada de socorro
there were calls for the Minister's resignationhubo quienes pidieron la dimisión del ministro
a call for a strikeuna convocatoria de huelga
a call for congress papersuna convocatoria de ponencias para un congreso
to be on call (= on duty) → estar de guardia; (= available) → estar disponible
money on calldinero m a la vista
the minister sent out a call to the country to remain calmel ministro hizo un llamamiento al país para que conservara la calma
4. (= lure) → llamada f
the call of dutyla llamada del deber
to answer the call of nature (euph) → hacer sus necesidades fisiológicas
the call of the seala llamada del mar
the call of the unknownla llamada de lo desconocido
5. (= visit) (also Med) → visita f
the boat makes a call at Vigoel barco hace escala en Vigo
to pay a call on sbir a ver a algn, hacer una visita a algn
port of callpuerto m de escala
6. (= need) → motivo m
you had no call to say thatno tenías motivo alguno para decir eso
there is no call for alarmno tienen por qué asustarse
7. (= demand) → demanda f (for de)
there isn't much call for these nowhay poca demanda de éstos ahora
8. (= claim)
to have first call on sth (resources etc) → tener prioridad en algo; (when buying it) → tener opción de compra sobre algo
there are many calls on my timehay muchos asuntos que requieren mi atención
the UN has many calls on its resourcesla ONU reparte sus recursos en muchos frentes
9. (Bridge) → marca f, voz f
whose call is it?¿a quién le toca declarar?
10. to have a close callescapar por un pelo, salvarse de milagro
that was a close calleso fue cosa de milagro
B. VT
1. (= shout out) [+ name, person] → llamar, gritar
did you call me?¿me llamaste?
they called me to see itme llamaron para que lo viese
see also attention A1
see also halt A1
see also name A2
see also shot B4
see also tune A1
2. (= summon) [+ doctor, taxi] → llamar; [+ meeting, election] → convocar
to be called to the Bar (Brit) (Jur) → licenciarse como abogado, recibirse de abogado (LAm)
he felt called to serve Godse sentía llamado a servir al Señor
to call a strikeconvocar una huelga
to call sb as a witnesscitar a algn como testigo
3. (Telec) → llamar (por teléfono)
I'll call you tomorrowte llamo mañana
London called you this morningesta mañana le llamaron desde Londres
don't call us, we'll call youno se moleste en llamar, nosotros le llamaremos
4. (= announce) [+ flight] → anunciar
5. (= waken) → despertar, llamar
please call me at eightme llama or despierta a las ocho, por favor
6. (= name, describe) → llamar
to be calledllamarse
I'm called Peterme llamo Peter
what are you called?¿cómo te llamas?
they call each other by their surnamesse llaman por los apellidos
what are they calling him?¿qué nombre le van a poner?
they're calling the boy Johnal niño le van a llamar John
I called him a liarlo llamé mentiroso
are you calling me a liar?¿me está diciendo que soy un mentiroso?, ¿me está llamando mentiroso?
7. (= consider)
I call it an insultpara mí eso es un insulto
let's call it £50quedamos en 50 libras
I had nothing I could call my ownno tenía más que lo puesto
what time do you call this? (iro) → ¿qué hora crees que es?
call yourself a friend? (iro) → ¿y tú dices que eres un amigo?
let's call it a dayya basta por hoy
8. [+ result] (of election, race) → hacer público, anunciar
it's too close to callla cosa está muy igualada or reñida
9. (Bridge) → declarar
to call three spadesdeclarar tres picas
10. (US) (Sport) [+ game] → suspender
C. VI
1. (= shout) [person] → llamar; (= cry, sing) [bird] → cantar
did you call?¿me llamaste?
to call to sbllamar a algn
2. (Telec) who's calling?¿de parte de quién?, ¿quién (le) llama?
London calling (Rad) → aquí Londres
3. (= visit) → pasar (a ver)
please call again (Comm) → gracias por su visita
D. CPD call centre N (Brit) (Telec) → centro m de atención al cliente, call centre m
call girl Nprostituta f (que concierta citas por teléfono)
call letters NPL (US) (Telec) → letras fpl de identificación, indicativo m
call loan N (Fin) → préstamo m cobrable a la vista
call money N (Fin) → dinero m a la vista
call number N (US) [of library book] → número m de catalogación
call option N (St Ex) → opción f de compra a precio fijado
call sign N (Rad) → (señal f de) llamada f
call signal N (Telec) → código m de llamada
call aside VT + ADV [+ person] → llamar aparte
call at VI + PREP [+ house] → visitar, pasar por; [+ port] → hacer escala en
call away VT + ADV he was called awaytuvo que salir or marcharse, se vio obligado a ausentarse (frm) (from de) to be called away on businesstener que ausentarse por razones de trabajo or asuntos de negocios
call back
A. VT + ADV
1. (Telec) (= call again) → volver a llamar a; (= return call) → devolver la llamada a
2. (= recall) → hacer volver
B. VI + ADV
1. (Telec) (= call again) → volver a llamar; (= return call) → devolver la llamada
can you call back later? I'm busy just now¿puede volver a llamar dentro de un rato? ahora no puedo atenderlo
2. (= return) → volver, regresar (LAm)
I'll call back latervolveré más tarde
call down VT + ADV
1. (liter) [+ blessings] → pedir (on para) to call curses down on sbmaldecir a algn, lanzar maldiciones contra algn
2. (US) (= scold) → echar la bronca a, poner verde a
call for VI + PREP
1. (= summon) [+ wine, bill] → pedir
to call for helppedir auxilio
2. (= demand) [+ courage, action] → exigir, requerir
this calls for firm measuresesto exige or requiere unas medidas contundentes
this calls for a celebration!¡esto hay que celebrarlo!
3. (= collect) [+ person] → pasar a buscar; [+ goods] → recoger
4. (US) (= predict) → pronosticar, prever
call forth VT + ADVsacar; [+ remark] → inspirar; [+ protest] → motivar, provocar
call in
A. VT + ADV
1. (= summon) → hacer entrar; [+ doctor, expert, police] → llamar a
2. (Comm etc) (= withdraw) [+ faulty goods, currency] → retirar; [+ book, loan] → pedir la devolución de
B. VI + ADVvenir, pasar
to call in on sbpasar a ver a algn
we can call in on James on the way homepodemos pasar a ver a James de camino a casa
call in any timeven cuando quieras, pasa por aquí cuando quieras
call off VT + ADV
1. (= cancel) [+ meeting, race] → cancelar, suspender; [+ deal] → anular; [+ search] → abandonar, dar por terminado
the strike was called offse desconvocó la huelga
2. [+ dog] → llamar (para que no ataque)
call on VI + PREP
1. (= visit) → pasar a ver
2. (also call upon) (= appeal) to call (up)on sb for helppedir ayuda a algn, acudir a algn pidiendo ayuda
to call (up)on sb to do sth (= appeal) → apelar a algn para que haga algo; (= demand) → exigir a algn que haga algo
he called (up)on the nation to be stronghizo un llamamiento a la nación para que se mostrara fuerte
3. (also call upon) (= invite to speak) → ceder or pasar la palabra a
I now call (up)on Mr Brown to speakcedo la palabra al Sr. Brown
call out
A. VT + ADV
1. (= shout out) [+ name] → gritar
2. (= summon) [+ doctor, rescue services] → llamar; [+ troops] → hacer intervenir
to call workers out on strikellamar a los obreros a la huelga
B. VI + ADV (in pain, for help etc) → gritar
call out for VI + PREP (= require) → pedir; (= summon, ask for) → llamar
to call out for helppedir ayuda
the situation calls out for an urgent solutionla situación exige una solución urgente
to call out for sb to do sthpedir a algn que haga algo
call over VT + ADVllamar
call round VI + ADVpasar por casa
I'll call round in the morningpasaré por ahí por la mañana
to call round to see sbir de visita a casa de algn
call together VT + ADVconvocar, reunir
call up VT + ADV
1. (Mil) → llamar para el servicio militar
2. (Telec) → llamar (por teléfono)
3. [+ memories] → traer a la memoria
call upon VI + PREP (frm)
see call on

call

[ˈkɔːl]
vt
(= name) → appeler
Everyone calls him Jimmy → Tout le monde l'appelle Jimmy.
(= describe as) → traiter de
to call sb sth
He called me an idiot → Il m'a traité d'idiot.
to call sb names → insulter qn
(= summon) → appeler
We called the police → Nous avons appelé la police.
(= phone) [+ person, number] → appeler
This is the number to call → C'est le numéro à appeler.
(= announce) [+ flight] → annoncer
(= arrange) [+ meeting] → convoquer; [+ press conference] → donner
[+ strike] → lancer
vi
(= phone) → appeler
I'll tell him you called → Je lui dirai que vous avez appelé.
who is calling? → c'est de la part de qui?
(= shout) → crier
(= visit) → passer
(RADIO) London calling → ici Londres
too close to call → imprévisible
n
(= shout) → appel m, cri m
[bird, animal] → cri m
(= summons) (for flight)appel m
(= lure) → appel m
(= visit) → visite f
to pay a call on sb → rendre visite à qn, passer voir qn
(also telephone call) → appel m; (listed on bill)communication f
Thanks for your call → Merci de votre appel.
to make a call → téléphoner, passer un coup de fil
to give sb a call → téléphoner à qn
Please give me a call at 7 → Appelez-moi à 7 heures. phone call, local call, long-distance call
to be on call [doctor, nurse] → être de permanence
He's on call this evening → Il est de permanence ce soir.
(= demand) → demande f
not much call for sth
There's not much call for these items → Ces articles ne sont pas très demandés.
There's not much call for soldiers once the fighting's over
BUT On ne fait plus guère appel aux soldat une fois les combats terminés.
to have no call to do sth (= be wrong to) → n'avoir aucun motif de faire qch
(= decision) (by referee, umpire)décision f (d'arbitrage) (fig)décision f
it's their call → la décision leur appartient
to have first call on sth (= first refusal on) → avoir la priorité sur qch
call at
vt fus
[ship] → faire escale à
[train] → s'arrêter à
call back
vi
(= return) → repasser
(= phone again) → rappeler
I'll call back at 6 o'clock → Je rappellerai à six heures.
vt sep
(= phone back) → rappeler
call for
vt fus
(= come for) → passer prendre, passer chercher
I'll call for you at 2.30 → Je passerai te prendre à deux heures et demie.
(= demand) → exiger
call in
vt sep
[+ doctor, expert, police] → appeler, faire venir
[+ books] → faire rentrer
vi
(= visit) → passer
(= phone) to call in sick → téléphoner pour prévenir qu'on est malade
call off
vt sep
(= cancel) [+ match, trip] → annuler; [+ engagement] → rompre
The match was called off → Le match a été annulé.
[+ strike] (before it begins)annuler; (after it has started)mettre fin à
The strike was called off after three days → On a mis fin à la grève au bout de trois jours.
call on
vt fus
to call on sb to do sth (= invite) → inviter qn à faire qch (= urge) → demander instamment à qn de faire qch
call out
vi
(= utter a cry) → pousser un cri
(= shout) → crier
vt sep
(= summon) [+ doctor] → appeler; [+ police, troops] → faire appel à
[+ question] → crier
to call out sth to sb → crier qch à qn
call up
vt sep
[+ recruits] → appeler, mobiliser
(= phone) → téléphoner àcall box call-box, callbox [ˈkɔːlbɒks] n
(British) (= phone box) → cabine f téléphonique
(mainly US) (= emergency phone) → borne f d'urgencecall centre (British) call center (US) ncentre m d'appels

CALL

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call

n
(= shout, cry, of person, bird etc) → Ruf m; (of bugle)Signal nt; to give somebody a calljdn (herbei)rufen; (= inform sb)jdm Bescheid sagen; (= wake sb)jdn wecken; they came at my callsie kamen auf meinen Ruf hin, als ich rief, kamen sie; within callin Rufweite f; a call for help (lit, fig)ein Hilferuf m
(= telephone call)Gespräch nt, → Anruf m; to be on calltelefonisch erreichbar sein; to give somebody a calljdn anrufen; I’ll give you a callich rufe Sie an; to take a callein Gespräch entgegennehmen; will you take the call?nehmen Sie das Gespräch an?
(= summons) (for flight, meal) → Aufruf m; (of religion)Berufung f; (Theat: to actors) → Aufruf m; (fig: = lure) → Ruf m, → Verlockung f; to be on callBereitschaftsdienst haben; the doctor had a call at midnightder Arzt wurde um Mitternacht zu einem Patienten gerufen; that’s your call! (Theat) → Ihr Auftritt!; the call of naturedie Stimme der Natur; to answer a call of nature (euph)mal kurz verschwinden gehen (inf); the Call or call came when he was 17mit 17 Jahren spürte er die Berufung; the call of dutyder Ruf der Pflicht; he acted above and beyond the call of dutyer handelte über die bloße Pflichterfüllung hinaus; to issue a call for unityzur Einigkeit aufrufen
(= visit)Besuch m; to pay a call on somebodyjdn besuchen, jdm einen Besuch abstatten (form); I have several calls to makeich muss noch einige Besuche machen; port of callAnlaufhafen m; (fig)Station f; to pay a call (euph)mal verschwinden (inf)
(= demand, claim)Inanspruchnahme f, → Beanspruchung f; (Comm) → Nachfrage f(for nach); to have many calls on one’s purse/timefinanziell/zeitlich sehr in Anspruch genommen sein; the sudden rain made for heavy calls on the emergency servicesdie plötzlichen Regenfälle bedeuteten eine starke Belastung der Notdienste; to have first call on somethingein Vorrecht ntauf etw (acc)haben
at or on call (Fin) → auf Abruf
(= need, occasion)Anlass m, → Grund m, → Veranlassung f; there is no call for you to worryes besteht kein Grund zur Sorge, Sie brauchen sich (dat)keine Sorgen zu machen
(Cards) → Ansage f; to make a call of three diamondsdrei Karo ansagen; whose call is it?wer sagt an?
(Tennis) → Entscheidung f
vt
(= shout out)rufen; the landlord called timeder Wirt riefFeierabend; to call spades (Cards) → Pik reizen; the ball was called outder Ball wurde für „aus“ erklärt ? halt
(= name, consider)nennen; to be calledheißen; what’s he called?wie heißt er?; what do you call your cat?wie nennst du deine Katze?, wie heißt deine Katze?; she calls me lazy and selfishsie nennt mich faul und selbstsüchtig; to call something by its proper nameetw richtig bezeichnen; what’s this called in German?wie heißt das auf Deutsch?; let’s call it a daymachen wir Schluss or Feierabend für heute; call it £5sagen wir £ 5
(= summon) person, doctorrufen; meetingeinberufen; electionsausschreiben; strikeausrufen; (Jur) witnessaufrufen; (= subpoena)vorladen; (= waken)wecken; he was called home (US) or to his maker (liter)er ist in die Ewigkeit abberufen worden ? mind, question, bluff2
(= telephone)anrufen; (= contact by radio)rufen
(Fin) bondaufrufen; loanabrufen
(US Sport: = call off) → abbrechen
vi
(= shout: person, animal) → rufen; to call for helpum Hilfe rufen; to call to somebodyjdm zurufen
(= visit)vorbeigehen/-kommen; she called to see her mothersie machte einen Besuch bei ihrer Mutter; the gasman called to read the meterder Gasmann kam, um die Gasuhr abzulesen
(Telec) → anrufen; (by radio) → rufen; who’s calling, please?wer spricht da bitte?; London calling! (Rad) → hier ist London; thanks for callingvielen Dank für den Anruf

call

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call alarm
nNotrufgerät nt (eines Kranken)
callback
n (Comm: = action) → Rückrufaktion f; there were 1,000 calls1.000 wurden zurückbeordert
call box
callboy
n (Theat) → Inspizientengehilfe m (der die Schauspieler zu ihrem Auftritt ruft)
callcard
n (esp Ir) → Telefonkarte f
call centre
n (Brit) → Telefoncenter nt, → Callcenter nt

call

:
call loan
call money
n (Fin) → Tagesgeld nt, → tägliches Geld

call

:
call sign
n (Rad) → Sendezeichen nt
call-up
n (Brit) (Mil) → Einberufung f; (Sport) → Berufung f (→ to in +acc)
call-up papers
pl (Brit Mil) → Einberufungsbescheid m

call

[kɔːl]
1. n
a. (shout) → richiamo, urlo, grido; (of bird) → canto
to give a call → lanciare un grido
within call → a portata di voce
please give me a call at 7 → per piacere mi chiami alle 7
whose call is it? (Cards) → a chi tocca (giocare)?
b. (Telec) → telefonata, chiamata
long-distance call → chiamata interurbana
to make a call → telefonare, fare una telefonata
c. (summons, for flight) → chiamata (fig) (lure) → richiamo
to be on call → essere a disposizione (doctor) → essere reperibile
the call of the sea → il richiamo del mare
to answer the call of duty → fare il proprio dovere
d. (short visit, also) (Med) → visita
port of call → (porto di) scalo
to pay a call on sb → fare (una) visita a qn
e. (need) there's not much call for these itemsnon c'è molta richiesta di questi articoli
you had no call to say that → non c'era alcun bisogno che tu lo dicessi
there is no call for alarm → non ci sono motivi di allarme
f. (claim) there are many calls on my timesono molto preso, ho molti impegni
2. vt
a.chiamare (Telec) → chiamare, telefonare a; (announce, flight) → annunciare; (meeting, strike) → indire, proclamare; (waken) → svegliare, chiamare
b. (name) → chiamare; (describe as) → considerare
can I call you by your first name? → posso chiamarti per nome?
what are you called? → come ti chiami?
she's called Jane → si chiama Jane
would you call Italian a difficult language? → diresti che l'italiano è una lingua difficile?
I call it an insult → questo lo chiamo un insulto, lo considero un insulto
are you calling me a liar? → mi stai dando del bugiardo?
let's call it £50 → facciamo 50 sterline
let's call it a day (fam) → smettiamo, basta per oggi
3. vi
a. (shout, person) → chiamare; (bird) → lanciare un richiamo
to call to sb → gridare a qn
b. (Telec) who's calling?chi parla?
London calling (Radio) → qui Londra
c. (also call in, call round) (visit) → passare
call aside vt + advchiamare da parte or in disparte
call at vi + prep (subj, ship) → fare scalo a
call away vt + adv to be called away on businessdovere andare via per lavoro
call back
1. vt + adv (Telec) → ritelefonare a, richiamare
2. vi + adv (Telec) → ritelefonare, richiamare; (return) → ritornare
call down vt + prep to call down sth (on sb) (curses) → invocare qc (su qn)
call for vi + prep (summon, wine, the bill) → chiedere; (demand, courage, action) → richiedere; (collect, person) → passare a prendere; (goods) → ritirare
this calls for a drink! → qui ci vuole un brindisi!
call forth vt + adv (frm) (protest, emotion) → suscitare
call in
1. vt + adv
a. (doctor, expert, police) → chiamare, far venire
b. (Comm) (faulty goods) → riprendere; (currency) → mettere fuori corso
2. vi + adv = call 3c
call off vt + adv
a. (meeting, race) → disdire, revocare; (deal) → cancellare
the strike was called off → lo sciopero è stato revocato
b. (dog) → richiamare
call on vi + prep
a. (visit) → far visita a, andare a trovare, passare da
b. (invite) to call on sb to do sthinvitare qn a fare qc; (request) → chiedere a qn di fare qc
I now call on Mr Brown to speak → ora invito il signor Brown a parlare
call out
1. vt + adv (doctor, police, troops) → chiamare
to call workers out on strike → invitare gli operai a fare sciopero
2. vi + adv (in pain) → urlare; (to person) → chiamare
to call out for help → invocare or chiamare aiuto
call round vi + advpassare
to call round to see sb → passare da qn
call up vt + adv
a. (Mil) → richiamare, mobilitare
b. (Telec) → chiamare, telefonare a
c. (fig) (memories) → richiamare, evocare
call upon vi + prep = call on b

call

(koːl) verb
1. to give a name to. My name is Alexander but I'm called Sandy by my friends
2. to regard (something) as. I saw you turn that card over – I call that cheating.
3. to speak loudly (to someone) to attract attention etc. Call everyone over here; She called louder so as to get his attention.
4. to summon; to ask (someone) to come (by letter, telephone etc). They called him for an interview for the job; He called a doctor.
5. to make a visit. I shall call at your house this evening; You were out when I called.
6. to telephone. I'll call you at 6 p.m.
7. (in card games) to bid.
noun
1. an exclamation or shout. a call for help.
2. the song of a bird. the call of a blackbird.
3. a (usually short) visit. The teacher made a call on the boy's parents.
4. the act of calling on the telephone. I've just had a call from the police.
5. (usually with the) attraction. the call of the sea.
6. a demand. There's less call for coachmen nowadays.
7. a need or reason. You've no call to say such things!
ˈcaller noun
ˈcalling noun
a trade or profession. Teaching is a worthwhile calling.
ˈcall-box noun
a public telephone box.
call for
1. to demand or require. This calls for quick action.
2. to collect. I'll call for you at eight o'clock.
call off
to cancel. The party's been called off.
call on
1. to visit. I'll call on him tomorrow.
2. to ask someone to speak at a meeting etc.
3. to ask someone publicly to something. We call on both sides to stop the fighting.
call up
to telephone (someone). He called me up from the airport.
give (someone) a call
to telephone (someone). I'll give you a call tomorrow.
on call
keeping (oneself) ready to come out to an emergency. Which of the doctors is on call tonight?

call

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call

n. llamada;
v. llamar;
to be on ___estar de guardia;
to ___ forpedir.

call

n llamada; visita; house — visita domiciliaria, visita al paciente en su casa; on — de guardia; vt, vi llamar; Call for the nurse..Llame a la enfermera.
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I'll try and be what he loves to call me, `a little woman' and not be rough and wild, but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else," said Jo, thinking that keeping her temper at home was a much harder task than facing a rebel or two down South.
If you have your eyes open you will see that although I call myself a doctor I have mighty few patients," he began.
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By his skill in necromancy he has a power of calling whom he pleases from the dead, and commanding their service for twenty-four hours, but no longer; nor can he call the same persons up again in less than three months, except upon very extraordinary occasions.
One of the most renowned is the Queen of Sheba, mentioned in Scripture, whom the natives call Nicaula or Macheda, and in their translation of the gospel, Nagista Azeb, which in their language is Queen of the South.
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
If the federal government can command the aid of the militia in those emergencies which call for the military arm in support of the civil magistrate, it can the better dispense with the employment of a different kind of force.
Yes: but in order to see into Space you ought to have an eye, not on your Perimeter, but on your side, that is, on what you would probably call your inside; but we in Spaceland should call it your side.
One sort of quality let us call 'habit' or 'disposition'.
Emerson, he will call, I shall call; you or your son will return our calls before ten days have elapsed.
So that we must consider whom we ought to call citizen, and who is one; for this is often doubtful: for every one will not allow that this character is applicable to the same person; for that man who would be a citizen in a republic would very often not be one in an oligarchy.
In the earlier days of freedom almost every coloured man who learned to read would receive "a call to preach" within a few days after he began reading.