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called, past tense; calls, 3rd person singular present; called, past participle; calling, present participle;
  1. Cry out to (someone) in order to summon them or attract their attention
    • - she heard Terry calling her
    • - I distinctly heard you call
  2. Cry out (a word or words)
    • - he heard an insistent voice calling his name
    • - Meredith was already calling out a greeting
  3. Shout out or chant (the steps and figures) to people performing a square dance or country dance

  4. (of an animal, esp. a bird) Make its characteristic cry

  5. Telephone (a person or telephone number)
    • - could I call you back?
  6. Summon (something, esp. an emergency service or a taxicab) by telephone
    • - if you are suspicious, call the police
  7. Bring (a witness) into court to give evidence

  8. Inspire or urge (someone) to do something
    • - I am called to preach the Gospel
  9. Fix a date or time for (a meeting, strike, or election)

  10. Guess the outcome of tossing a coin
    • - “You call,” he said. “Heads or tails?”
  11. Predict the result of (a future event, esp. an election or a vote)
    • - in the Northeast, the race remains too close to call
  12. Cause the execution of (a subroutine)

  13. (of a person) Pay a brief visit
    • - he called around last night looking for you
  14. Stop to pick up (someone) at the place where they are living or working
    • - I'll call for you around seven
  15. Give (an infant or animal) a specified name
    • - they called their daughter Hannah
  16. Address or refer to (someone) by a specified name, title, endearment, or term of abuse
    • - please call me Lucy
  17. Refer to, consider, or describe (someone or something) as being
    • - he's the only person I would call a friend
  18. (of an umpire or other official in a game) Pronounce (a ball, stroke, or other action) to be the thing specified
    • - the linesman called the ball wide
  1. A cry made as a summons or to attract someone's attention
    • - in response to the call, a figure appeared
  2. The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal

  3. A series of notes sounded on a brass instrument as a signal to do something
    • - a bugle call to rise at 5:30
  4. A telephone communication or conversation
    • - I'll give you a call at around five
  5. An appeal or demand for
    • - the call for action was welcomed
  6. A summons
    • - a messenger arrived bringing news of his call to the throne
  7. A vocation
    • - his call to be a disciple
  8. A powerful force of attraction
    • - hikers can't resist the call of the Sierras
  9. A demand or need for (goods or services)
    • - there was little call for work as sophisticated as his
  10. A command to execute a subroutine

  11. A shout by an official in a game indicating whether the ball has gone out of play, if a rule has been breached, etc.; the decision or ruling so made
    • - the replay shows that the umpire made a bad call
  12. A bid, response, or double

  13. A direction in a square dance given by the caller

  14. A demand for payment of lent or unpaid capital

  15. A player's right or turn to make a bid in a card game

  16. A brief visit
    • - we paid a call on Howard
  17. A visit or journey made in response to an emergency appeal for help
    • - the doctor was out on a call

  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"
  2. 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"
  3. a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
  4. 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"
  5. cry: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
  6. 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"
  7. Call is a rock band from Lahore, Pakistan, formed by Zulfiqar J. Khan, Danish J. Khan, Khurram J. Khan and Omer Pervaiz. In 1996, the band's guitarist, Omer Pervaiz left to concentrate on his solo project, Naqsh and the band bassist, Shahzad Hameed, left to pursuit his own solo project. ...
  8. In the game of poker, the play largely centers on the act of betting, and as such, a protocol has been developed to speed play, lessen confusion, and increase security while playing. ...
  9. In computer science and telecommunications a call is: * Any attempt to set up a telecommunication circuit * A unit of traffic measurement * The actions performed by a call originator * A telephone call * The action of bringing a computer program, subroutine, or variable into effect; usually by ...
  10. The Call is the debut 2002 short film of American film director Matthew Scott Krentz. He also wrote and produced the 15-minute film and plays a role as "best friend" in the movie whereas Jaxon Stanford plays role of Father Engel, a priest.
  11. The Call is the first album released by Swedish heavy metal band Heed.
  12. The Call was an American rock band from Santa Cruz, California active from 1980 to 2000.
  13. A telephone conversation; A social visit; A cry or shout; A decision or judgement; The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal; A beckoning or summoning; An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time; The act of calling to the other batsman; The state of being ...
  14. (calling) A strong urge to become religious; A job or occupation
  15. (Called) To be chosen of God for a particular purpose. "Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God..." (1 Cor. 1:1).
  16. (called (adj)) not warm; It's called in here.
  17. (Calling) Requirement of a card to fill in the combination.
  18. (Calling) An office or assignment in the Church; An invitation to accept an office or assignment in the Church.
  19. (Calling) A term used to describe a female cat's behavior (i.e. howling, yowling, screaming) during estrus (ovulation).
  20. (CALLING) A common expression for a specific task members have been called to within the Church. They might hold the calling, for example, of primary teacher or priesthood quorum president. Most active members serve in a specific calling. ...
  21. (Calling) If a Shadow Pokémon is in Hyper Mode or Reverse Mode, calling to it will not only return it to its senses, but also reduce the heart gauge a bit.
  22. (Calling) Site - The location a turkey hunter establishes to call in a turkey.
  23. (Calling) The howling and cries made by a female cat when she is in season
  24. (Calling) The point at which the crew tell the staff who run the theatre space that they are ready to let the public in to the auditorium (as in calling the show)
  25. (Calling) This is the way in which a Batsman's indicates to his partner whether or not he is going to be running. The way this works is if the ball goes in front of the wicket, the striker, batter, call's if the ball is square or behind the wicket. There are three calls: 'Yes' and 'No' and 'Wait'.