What is call?

  • (verb): Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.
    Example: "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
    Synonyms: telephone, call up, phone, ring
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on call, calls:

Edition (book) - Revised Edition
... been editorially revised or updated but for some reason the author or publisher does not want to call it the n+1th edition (where n = previous edition number) ... Conversely, they may decide to call a version that is really not very different a "new edition" (n+1th) ... This is analogous to the way that software publishers may call one update "version 3.7" but call the next update "version 4" instead of "version 3.8" ...
Put–call Parity
... In financial mathematics, put–call parity defines a relationship between the price of a European call option and European put option in a frictionless market ... Put–call parity requires minimal assumptions and thus does not require assumptions such as those of Black–Scholes or other commonly used financial models ...
Telephone Booth - Paying For The Call - Collect Call
... A caller who possesses no means of payment may have the phone company's operator ask the call recipient if the recipient is willing to make payment for ... It is also possible to place a call to a phone booth if the intended recipient is known to be waiting at the booth, however not all phone booths allow incoming calls ...
List Of International Call Prefixes - Example
... If a caller in the USA or Canada wants to call the Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand, they would dial 477. 4000 ... The generic international call prefix for NANPA countries is 011, then the country code for New Zealand is 64, the area code for Dunedin is 3, and the local number ... If a caller in Japan wants to call the same number, they would instead dial 477. 4000 ...
Call - Other
... Call (band) Call, Texas, a community in the southern United States. ...

More definitions of "call":

  • (verb): Indicate a decision in regard to.
    Example: "Call balls and strikes behind the plate"
  • (verb): Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense.
    Example: "He deserves to be called on that"
  • (verb): Pay a brief visit.
    Example: "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
    Synonyms: visit, call in
  • (noun): A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement.
    Synonyms: margin call
  • (noun): A telephone connection.
    Example: "He placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
    Synonyms: phone call, telephone call
  • (verb): Ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality.
    Example: "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
  • (verb): Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal.
    Example: "Call ducks"
  • (verb): Send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message.
    Example: "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"
  • (verb): Consider or regard as being.
    Example: "I would not call her beautiful"
  • (noun): A brief social visit.
    Example: "Senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
  • (verb): Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather.
    Example: "Call a football game"
  • (verb): Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation.
    Example: "Call a bond"
  • (verb): Order or request or give a command for.
    Example: "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
  • (verb): Assign a specified, proper name to.
    Synonyms: name
  • (verb): Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees.
    Example: "Call roll"
  • (verb): Order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role.
    Example: "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty"
  • (noun): (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee.
    Example: "He was ejected for protesting the call"
  • (noun): Brief visit in an official or professional capacity.
    Example: "The pastor's visits to his parishioners"; "a visit to a dentist"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
  • (verb): Demand payment of (a loan).
    Example: "Call a loan"
    Synonyms: call in
  • (noun): A demand for a show of hands in a card game.
    Example: "After two raises there was a call"
  • (noun): A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course.
    Example: "He was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
  • (noun): .
    Example: "A demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    Synonyms: claim
  • (noun): The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date.
    Synonyms: call option
  • (verb): Call a meeting; invite or command to meet.
    Example: "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the 'Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week"
  • (verb): Utter a characteristic note or cry.
    Example: "Bluejays called to one another"
  • (verb): Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
    Synonyms: call off
  • (verb): Utter in a loud voice or announce.
    Example: "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
  • (verb): Order, request, or command to come.
    Example: "Call the police!"
    Synonyms: send for
  • (noun): A request.
    Example: "Many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
  • (verb): Make a stop in a harbour.
    Example: "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
  • (verb): Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee.
    Example: "Call a runner out"
  • (noun): An instruction that interrupts the program being executed.
    Example: "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
  • (verb): Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
    Synonyms: bid
  • (verb): Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of.
    Example: "Call the speaker on a question of fact"
  • (verb): Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name.
    Example: "Call me Mister"
    Synonyms: address
  • (verb): Rouse somebody from sleep with a call.
    Example: "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

Famous quotes containing the word call:

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    What I call middle-class society is any society that becomes rigidified in predetermined forms, forbidding all evolution, all gains, all progress, all discovery. I call middle-class a closed society in which life has no taste, in which the air is tainted, in which ideas and men are corrupt. And I think that a man who takes a stand against this death is in a sense a revolutionary.
    Frantz Fanon (1925–1961)