Meaning of call

  1. give (a baby or animal) a specified name.
    they called their daughter Hannah
  2. cry out (a word or words).
    he heard an insistent voice calling his name
    Meredith was already calling out a greeting
  3. contact or attempt to contact (a person or number) by phone.
    could I call you back ?
    he called her on Monday but her phone was switched off
    the driver called 999
  4. order or request the attendance of.
    representatives of all three teams have been called to appear before the Monaco stewards
    I got a letter calling me for an interview
  5. announce or decide that (an event, especially a meeting, election, or strike) is to happen.
    there appeared to be no alternative but to call a general election
    he called an emergency meeting to discuss the matter with councillors and residents
    the Allied forces called a ceasefire
  6. (of a person) pay a brief visit.
    I've got to call at the bank to get some cash
    he had promised Celia he would call in at the clinic
    do call round if you're ever in the area
  7. (of an umpire or other official in a game) pronounce (a ball, stroke, etc.) to be the thing specified.
    the linesman called the ball wide
  8. cause (a subroutine) to be executed.
    one subroutine may call another subroutine (or itself)
  1. a cry made as a summons or to attract someone's attention.
    a nearby fisherman heard their calls for help
    in response to the call, a figure appeared
  2. the characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.
    it is best distinguished by its call, a loud ‘pwit’
  3. an instance of speaking to someone on the phone or attempting to contact someone by phone.
    I'll give you a call at around five
    he stopped returning her calls
    a ten-minute call to the emergency services
  4. a brief visit, especially one made for social reasons.
    we paid a call on Ben and his family
  5. an appeal or demand for something to happen or be done.
    the call for action was welcomed
    a call to all sides to remain calm and refrain from violence
    there are more and more calls on his time
  6. an order or request for someone to be present.
    he was delighted that so many former players had heeded the call to attend the conference
  7. (in sport) a decision or ruling made by an umpire or other official, traditionally conveyed by a shout, that the ball has gone out of play or that a rule has been breached.
    he was visibly irritated with the umpire's calls
  8. a command to execute a subroutine.
    parameter values may be changed by calls to a special purpose input specification subroutine
  9. a demand for payment of lent or unpaid capital.
  10. (in a bar, club, etc.) denoting or made with relatively expensive brands of alcohol which customers request by name.
    try wines by the glass for $5, beer for $3, and call drinks for $8

late Old English ceallian, from Old Norse kalla ‘summon loudly’.

Information about call

Hyphenation of call


  • It consists of 1 syllables and 4 chars.
  • call is a word monosyllabic because it has one syllable

call synonyms

Meaning Call:


Meaning cry:

cry, outcry, yell, shout, vociferation

Meaning claim:


Meaning birdcall:

birdcall, birdsong, song

Meaning name:


Meaning telephone:

telephone, phone, ring

Meaning shout:

shout, cry, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall

Meaning visit:


Meaning predict:

predict, foretell, prognosticate, forebode, anticipate, promise

Meaning address:


Meaning bid:


Meaning give (a baby) a Christian name at baptism as a sign of admission to a Christian Church:


Meaning give a name or nickname to:


Meaning officially give a specified status or name to:


Meaning designate with a particular name, description, or title:


Meaning give a descriptive name to; call by a specified term:


Meaning give an unofficial name or nickname to:


Meaning assign to a category, especially inaccurately or restrictively:


Meaning give (someone) a specified title expressing their rank, office, or character:


Meaning give (someone or something) a specified name:


Meaning call; name:


Meaning give or make a whoop:


Meaning shout something with a deep loud roar:


Meaning (of a lion or other large wild animal) utter a full, deep, prolonged cry:


Meaning cry or shout ‘halloo’ to attract attention or to give encouragement to dogs in hunting:


Meaning shout or call out noisily and unrestrainedly:


Meaning utter a high-pitched piercing sound or words, especially as an expression of terror, pain, or excitement:


Meaning (of a person or animal) give a loud, harsh, piercing cry:


Meaning cry out suddenly in surprise, strong emotion, or pain:


Meaning make a call to attract attention:


Meaning (of a man or male animal) eject semen from the body at the moment of sexual climax:


Meaning shout, complain, or argue loudly or vehemently:


Meaning come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble:


Meaning call people to attend (a meeting):


Meaning give an authoritative instruction to do something:


Meaning (of people) gather together in one place for a common purpose:


Meaning put (things) in a neat, attractive, or required order:


Meaning make a formal public statement about a fact, occurrence, or intention:


Meaning say something in a solemn and emphatic manner:


Meaning call together or summon (an assembly or meeting):


Meaning a sudden cry or remark expressing surprise, strong emotion, or pain:


Meaning vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear:


Meaning a phone call:


Meaning a hollow metal object, typically in the shape of a deep inverted cup widening at the lip, that sounds a clear musical note when struck, especially by means of a clapper inside:


Meaning a telephone call:


Meaning entreaty:


Meaning an act of asking politely or formally for something:


Meaning a request made in an urgent and emotional manner:


Meaning an earnest or humble request:


Meaning an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right:


Meaning an authoritative order:


Meaning an order to appear before a judge or magistrate, or the writ containing such an order:


Translation of call

Words that rhyme with call

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