Definition of call_me
1. call [ v ] assign a specified, proper name to
Examples: "They named their son David" "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
Out of long experience I have found that incidental figures and other objects like trees , logs , and bushes can be traced from the original sketch and moved about in the major areas on the final sheet until they occupy the right position , which I call ' clicking ' .
(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
( Later , it was to be called Hudson_Strait . )
Poor winds and fog locked her up in a harbor the crew called `` Lousie_Bay '' .
(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
Accordingly , it is the aim of this essay to advance a new theory of imitation ( which I shall call mimesis in_order to distinguish it from earlier theories of imitation ) and a new theory of invention ( which I shall call symbol for reasons to be stated hereafter ) .
Accordingly , it is the aim of this essay to advance a new theory of imitation ( which I shall call mimesis in_order to distinguish it from earlier theories of imitation ) and a new theory of invention ( which I shall call symbol for reasons to be stated hereafter ) .Synonyms call name Related Terms label term baptize entitle address rename dub tag style address naming
2. call [ v ] get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
Examples: "I tried to call you all night" "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
the suburbanite naturally calls a local rather_than a central city number if both are listed in an advertisement , especially if the local_call eliminates city sales_tax .
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Miss_Estherson called twice .
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
The Vice_President had called and asked if he could see the Secretary at his home .
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
`` Do you want to call Eugene '' ?
`` Sabine called a_few minutes ago '' , Eugene said .Synonyms call telephone phone ring call_up Related Terms telecommunicate call_in cell_phone telephone telephone caller dial
3. call [ v ] ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
Examples: "He called me a bastard" "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The report called racial discrimination in employment `` one of the most serious causes of family breakdown , desertion , and ADC dependency '' .
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
He wants to be called sweet , good , considerate and mother 's little helper .
(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
That day is perhaps today , 1961 , and it seems no_longer very meaningful to call England a `` Protestant country '' .
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
If the photographically realistic continuity of dreams , however bizarre their combinations , denies that it is purely a composition of the brain , it must be compounded from views of diverse realities , although some of them may never be encountered in what we are pleased to call the real_life .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Why , in_the_first_place , call himself a liberal if he is against laissez-faire and favors an authoritarian central government with womb-to-tomb controls over everybody ?Synonyms call Related Terms label misname post name
4. call [ v ] order, request, or command to come
Examples: "She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
On_the_contrary , even in the heart of `` the Bible_belt '' itself , as can be attested by any one who is called to work there , the industrial and technological_revolutions have long been under_way , together with the corresponding changes in man 's picture of himself and his world .
(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
When he told her God had called the child to Him , she rejected his words rebelliously .
Few of the neighbors came , but Mrs._Tussle came , called by tragedy .
`` God called her to Him '' , the minister had said .
(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
Gibby called him back .Synonyms call send_for Related Terms order summon summon call_up call_in muster hail recall lift beep raise summon provoke call_up
5. call [ v ] utter a sudden loud cry
Examples: "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle" "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
`` Po ' Chavis '' ! the trainman called .
(Francis Pollini, Night....)
Over on the bank , the west bank , a man stood , calling to him .
(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
a voice called , and what made it even more terrible and unreal was that the redcoat ranks never paused for an instant , only some of them glancing toward the stone_wall , from behind which the voice came .
(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
the chinless Jake called .
(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
One of the reporters called to him : `` Anything new , Lieutenant '' ?Synonyms call scream shout yell cry holler squall shout_out hollo Related Terms utter squawk squeak howl shriek whoop halloo hollo hurrah exclaim call_out exclaim cry cry scream bellow yelling screamer
6. call [ v ] pay a brief visit
Examples: "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
And that was why , on the day of the performance , when a carriage from the royal stables called to take him to the palace , he did not bother to shave .
(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
But when she called he had thought better of the matter and decided not to involve himself in a new entanglement .
(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)
I called the other afternoon on my old friend , Graves_Moreland , the Anglo-American literary critic - his mother was_born in Ohio - who lives alone in a fairy-tale cottage on the Upson_Downs , raising_hell and peacocks , the former only when the venerable gentleman becomes an angry old_man about the state of literature or something else that is dwindling and diminishing , such_as human stature , hope , and humor .Synonyms call visit call_in Related Terms meet see see drop_by visitor caller
7. call [ v ] call a meeting; invite or command to meet
Examples: "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the "Final Solution" "The new dean calls meetings every week"
(Sports Age, 24:9...)
This meeting was called to determine how these groups might cooperate to launch what is known_as the Outdoor_Education_Project .
(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)
The infamous Wansee_Conference called by Heydrich in January 1942 , to organize the material and technical means to put_to_death the eleven million Jews spread throughout the nations of Europe , was attended by representatives of major organs of the German state , including the Reich_Minister_of_the_Interior , the State_Secretary in_charge of the Four_Year_Plan , the Reich_Minister_of_Justice , the Under_Secretary_of_Foreign_Affairs .
(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
But when a board of inquiry was called to look_into the charges of cowardice made against him , the men who had seen Reno leave the battlefield and the officer who had heard Reno suggest that the wounded be left to be tortured by the Sioux , refused to say a harsh word against him .Synonyms call Related Terms request meet
8. call [ v ] indicate a decision in regard to (sports)
Examples: : "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
9. call [ v ] order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
Examples: "He was already called 4 times for jury duty" "They called him to active military duty"
10. call [ v ] order or request or give a command for
Examples: "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
11. call [ n ] a telephone connection
Examples: "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"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Ordinary Williams said he , too , was subjected to anonymous calls soon after he scheduled the election .
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
So I started making some calls of my own .
(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
Within a month , calls were up seventy per_cent .
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
`` We 've had any number of calls about you .
(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
When he had given the call a_few moments thought , he went_into the kitchen to ask Mrs._Yamata to prepare tea and sushi for the visitors , using the formal English china and the silver tea_service which had been donated to the mission , then he went outside to inspect the grounds .Synonyms call telephone_call phone_call Related Terms telephone local_call call-back crank_call wake-up_call call-in conference_call long-distance collect_call
12. call [ v ] send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message
Examples: "Hawaii is calling!" "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"
(Chicago Daily Tribune,...)
Six radiomen told how , twice on two days after the ring was nabbed , a transmitter near Moscow was heard calling , using signals , times and wavelengths specified on codes found hidden in cigaret lighters in Lonsdale 's apartment and the Krogers ' house and also fastened to the transmitter lid .Synonyms call Related Terms telecommunicate telecommunication
13. call [ v ] stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
Examples: "call a football game"
14. call [ v ] read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
Examples: "Call roll"
(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
Roll was being called .Synonyms call Related Terms read
15. call [ v ] utter a characteristic note or cry
Examples: "bluejays called to one another"
16. Call [ n ] a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
Examples: "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Papa was disappointed that none of the brothers had heard the Call .
He would hear the Call and would run to tell Papa .
Yet how might he know the Call when it came ?Synonyms Call Related Terms inclination
17. call [ n ] a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
Examples: "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
The horse plodded on , and he repeated his call .Synonyms cry yell shout call outcry vociferation Related Terms utterance war_cry scream bellow yelling catcall clamor hoot whoop halloo boo yodel noise blue_murder hosanna shout exclaim yell outshout
18. call [ v ] challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense
Examples: "He deserves to be called on that"
19. call [ v ] demand payment of, as of a loan
Examples: "Call a loan"
20. call [ n ] a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"Used in print:
(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
It was the call of the wild all_right .Synonyms call claim Related Terms demand
21. call [ n ] the characteristic sound produced by a bird
Examples: "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
The thin gray figures raised a hoarse , cawing cry like the call of a bird flock .Synonyms call song birdsong birdcall Related Terms animal_communication sing
22. call [ n ] a brief social visit
Examples: : "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
I let_up on the accelerator , only to gradually reach again the 60 m._p._h. which would , I hoped , overhaul Herry and the blonde , and as there were cars whose drivers apparently had something more important to catch than had I , Mrs._Major_Roebuck settled_down to practicing on Corporal_Johnson the kittenish wiles she would need when making her duty call on Colonel and Mrs. Somebody in Sante_Fe .Synonyms call Related Terms visit visit visit
23. call [ v ] give the calls (to the dancers) for a square danceSynonyms call call_off Related Terms caller square_dance
24. call [ v ] make a demand in card games, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
Examples: "He called his trump"
25. call [ v ] utter in a loud voice or announce
Examples: "He called my name" "The auctioneer called the bids"
26. call [ v ] challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
Examples: "call the speaker on a question of fact"
27. call [ v ] make a stop in a harbour
Examples: "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
28. Call [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1974Synonyms Call
29. call [ v ] lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
Examples: : "Call ducks"
30. call [ v ] declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
Examples: "call a runner out"
31. call [ n ] a request
Examples: "many calls for Christmas stories" "not many calls for buggywhips"
32. call [ n ] (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
Examples: "he was ejected for protesting the call"
33. call [ v ] require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
Examples: "Call a bond"
34. call [ v ] make a prediction about; tell in advance
Examples: "Call the outcome of an election"
35. call [ n ] a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirementSynonyms call margin_call Related Terms demand
36. call [ n ] a demand for a show of hands in a card game
Examples: "after two raises there was a call"
37. call [ v ] rouse somebody from sleep with a call
Examples: "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
38. call [ v ] consider or regard as being
Examples: "I would not call her beautiful"
39. call [ n ] an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
Examples: "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
40. call [ v ] greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
Examples: "He always addresses me with `Sir'" "Call me Mister" "She calls him by first name"
41. call [ n ] brief visit in an official or professional capacity
Examples: : "the pastor's visits to his parishioners" "a visit to a dentist" "the salesman's call on a customer"
42. call [ n ] the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given dateSynonyms call call_option Related Terms put_option option straddle
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