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Definition of "call" []

  • To say in a loud voice; announce: called my name from across the street; calling out numbers. (verb-transitive)
  • To demand or ask for the presence of: called the children to dinner; call the police. (verb-transitive)
  • To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke: call the legislature into session. (verb-transitive)
  • To order or request to undertake a particular activity or work; summon: She was called for jury duty. He was called to the priesthood. (verb-transitive)
  • To give the command for; order: call a work stoppage. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "call" in a sentence
  • "Furthermore, what if my son had to call 911 from the house and was given a “call was lost” message?"
  • "As you process each input you tag it appropriately if it is a single action: “call insurance company and request copy of accident report” receives the @call tag."
  • "The call went through to a \'call center\ 'in Pakistan.'"