Call

Call may refer to:

  • A type of betting in poker
  • Animal communication, a song or noise made by an animal such as:
    • Bird call, part of a bird song
  • A command in square dancing, delivered by a caller
  • Call option, a term in stock trading
  • A shell command in DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows command-line interpreters
  • System call, in computer science, the mechanism used by an application program to request service from the operating system or another application program
  • A method of starting a Subroutine
  • Any bid, pass, double, or redouble made in the bidding stage of contract bridge

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Famous quotes containing the word call:

    All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty.
    Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618)

    You’re neither unnatural, nor abominable, nor mad; you’re as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else; only you’re unexplained as yet—you’ve not got your niche in creation.
    Radclyffe Hall (1883–1943)

    They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists gather here, and sea fog, and eerie stories. That’s not because there are more ghosts here than in other places, mind you. It’s just that people who live hereabouts are strangely aware of them.
    Dodie Smith, and Lewis Allen. Roderick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland)