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Definition of call:

  1. A divine vocation or summons.
  2. A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.
  3. A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
  4. A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.
  5. A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.
  6. A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.
  7. A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.
  8. An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
  9. See Assessment, 4.
  10. The act of calling; - usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call.
  11. The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.
  12. The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.
  13. To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
  14. To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
  15. To invite or command to meet; to convoke; - often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
  16. To invoke; to appeal to.
  17. To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.
  18. To make a demand, requirement, or request.
  19. To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
  20. To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
  21. To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.
  22. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; - sometimes with to.
  23. To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work.
  24. To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; -- often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church.
  25. To utter in a loud or distinct voice; - often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company.
  26. Vocation; employment.

Synonyms:

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