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  1. call

    • IPA[kɔːl]


    • v.
      give (a baby or animal) a specified name;have a specified name
    • n.
      a cry made as a summons or to attract someone's attention;a series of notes sounded on a brass instrument as a signal to do something
    • verb: call, 3rd person present: calls, gerund or present participle: calling, past tense: called, past participle: called

    • noun: call, plural noun: calls

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    • 1. give (a baby or animal) a specified name they called their daughter Hannah 同義詞 name, christen, baptize, designate, style, ... 更多
    • have a specified name she is called Eva a book called Street Life in London
    • address or refer to (someone) by a specified name, title, etc. please call me Bob if he remains quiet she calls him a wimp
    • refer to or consider (someone or something) as being he's the only person I would call a friend 同義詞 describe as, regard as, look on as, consider to be, judge to be, ... 更多
    • 2. cry out (a word or words) he heard an insistent voice calling his name Meredith was already calling out a greeting 同義詞 cry out, cry, shout, yell, sing out, ... 更多
    • cry out to (someone) in order to summon them or attract their attention she heard Terry calling her I distinctly heard you call 同義詞 cry out, cry, shout, yell, sing out, ... 更多
    • (of an animal, especially a bird) make its characteristic cry overhead, a skylark called
    • shout out or chant (the steps and figures) to people performing a square dance or country dance.
    • make (a particular bid) during the auction her partner called 6♠
    • North American informal claim (a specified privilege) for oneself, typically by shouting out a particular word or set phrase I call first dibs on the bathroom
    • 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 同義詞 phone, telephone, get on the phone to, get someone on the phone, dial, ... 更多
    • use a phone to summon (someone or something, especially an emergency service or a taxi) her husband called an ambulance 同義詞 summon, send for, ask for, order, page
    • 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
    • bring (a witness) into court to give evidence four expert witnesses were called
    • North American draw critical attention to someone's unacceptable actions or behaviour she called him on his claim that the media were doing a bad job of covering the economy
    • cause (someone) to have a strong urge to choose a particular career or way of life he was called to the priesthood I think teachers, really good teachers, are called to teach
    • 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 同義詞 convene, summon, call together, order, assemble, ... 更多
    • 6. British (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
    • (of a train or coach) stop at (a specified station or stations) on a particular route the 8.15 service to Paddington, calling at Reading
    • 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
    • (of an umpire) declare (a bowler) to have bowled a no-ball he was called for throwing in the match against Hampshire
    • predict the result of (a future event, especially an election or a vote) in the Midlands the race remains too close to call few pundits risked calling the election for either Bush or Kerry
    • guess (the outcome) of tossing a coin Burnley called heads and won the toss ‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or tails?’
    • 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 同義詞 cry, shout, yell, whoop, roar, ... 更多
    • a series of notes sounded on a brass instrument as a signal to do something a bugle call to rise at 8.30
    • a direction in a square dance given by the caller.
    • a bid, response, or double the alternative call of 2♠ would be quite unsound
    • 2. the characteristic cry of a bird or other animal it is best distinguished by its call, a loud ‘pwit’ 同義詞 cry, song, sound
    • a device used to imitate the cry of a particular bird or other animal turkeys in the wild don't sound like most turkey calls he bought a duck call at the store
    • 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 同義詞 phone call, telephone call, ring, informalbuzz, bell, ... 更多
    • 4. a brief visit, especially one made for social reasons we paid a call on Ben and his family 同義詞 visit, social call
    • a visit or journey made by a doctor or other professional in response to a request for help, especially in an emergency situtation the ambulance is out on a call the district nurse for the local villages used to make her calls on a bicycle
    • 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 同義詞 appeal, request, plea, entreaty, demand, ... 更多
    • demand, need, or reason for there is little call for antique furniture there's no call for secrecy anywhere in a free government 同義詞 need, necessity, occasion, reason, justification, ... 更多
    • 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 同義詞 summons, request
    • a vocation feeling the call to ministry, I started looking for a Bible college
    • a powerful force of attraction walkers can't resist the call of the Cairngorms 同義詞 attraction, appeal, lure, allure, allurement, ... 更多
    • 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
    • a decision, judgement, or prediction personally, I'm all in favour, but it's your call that entrepreneurial instinct may account for his ability to make tough calls when profits are at stake
    • 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.
    • short for call option
    • 10. US (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