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call


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Call  \Call\  (k[add]l),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Called}  (k[add]ld); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Calling}]  [OE.  callen,  AS  ceallian  akin  to 
  Icel.  &  Sw  kalla,  Dan.  kalde,  D.  kallen  to  talk,  prate,  OHG. 
  kall[=o]n  to  call  cf  Gr  ghry`ein  to  speak,  sing,  Skr.  gar 
  to  praise.  Cf  {Garrulous}.] 
  1.  To  command  or  request  to  come  or  be  present;  to  summon; 
  as  to  call  a  servant. 
 
  Call  hither  Clifford;  bid  him  come  amain  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Paul  .  .  .  called  to  be  an  apostle  --Rom.  i.  1. 
 
  The  Holy  Ghost  said  Separate  me  Barnabas  and  Saul 
  for  the  work  whereunto  I  have  called  them  --Acts 
  xiii.  2. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  Now  call  we  our  high  court  of  Parliament.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  give  name  to  to  name  to  address,  or  speak  of  by  a 
  specifed  name 
 
  If  you  would  but  call  me  Rosalind  --Shak. 
 
  And  God  called  the  light  Day  and  the  darkness  he 
  called  Night.  --Gen.  i.  5. 
 
  5.  To  regard  or  characterize  as  of  a  certain  kind  to 
  denominate;  to  designate. 
 
  What  God  hath  cleansed,  that  call  not  thou  common. 
  --Acts  x.  15. 
 
  6.  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 
 
  [The]  army  is  called  seven  hundred  thousand  men. 
  --Brougham. 
 
  7.  To  show  or  disclose  the  class,  character,  or  nationality 
  of  [Obs.] 
 
  This  speech  calls  him  Spaniard.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  8.  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. 
 
  No  parish  clerk  who  calls  the  psalm  so  clear.  --Gay. 
 
  9.  To  invoke;  to  appeal  to 
 
  I  call  God  for  a  witness.  --2  Cor.  i.  23 
  [Rev.  Ver.  ] 
 
  10.  To  rouse  from  sleep;  to  awaken. 
 
  If  thou  canst  awake  by  four  o'  the  clock.  I  prithee 
  call  me  Sleep  hath  seized  me  wholly.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  call  a  bond},  to  give  notice  that  the  amount  of  the  bond 
  will  be  paid. 
 
  {To  call  a  party}  (Law),  to  cry  aloud  his  name  in  open  court, 
  and  command  him  to  come  in  and  perform  some  duty  requiring 
  his  presence  at  the  time  on  pain  of  what  may  befall  him 
 
 
  {To  call  back},  to  revoke  or  retract;  to  recall;  to  summon 
  back 
 
  {To  call  down},  to  pray  for  as  blessing  or  curses. 
 
  {To  call  forth},  to  bring  or  summon  to  action  as  to  call 
  forth  all  the  faculties  of  the  mind. 
 
  {To  call  in}, 
  a  To  collect;  as  to  call  in  debts  or  money;  ar  to 
  withdraw  from  cirulation;  as  to  call  in  uncurrent 
  coin. 
  b  To  summon  to  one's  side  to  invite  to  come  together; 
  as  to  call  in  neighbors. 
 
  {To  call  (any  one)  names},  to  apply  contemptuous  names  (to 
  any  one). 
 
  {To  call  off},  to  summon  away  to  divert;  as  to  call  off  the 
  attention;  to  call  off  workmen  from  their  employment. 
 
  {To  call  out}. 
  a  To  summon  to  fight;  to  challenge. 
  b  To  summon  into  service;  as  to  call  out  the  militia. 
 
 
  {To  call  over},  to  recite  separate  particulars  in  order  as  a 
  roll  of  names 
 
  {To  call  to  account},  to  demand  explanation  of 
 
  {To  call  to  mind},  to  recollect;  to  revive  in  memory. 
 
  {To  call  to  order},  to  request  to  come  to  order  as: 
  a  A  public  meeting,  when  opening  it  for  business. 
  b  A  person,  when  he  is  transgressing  the  rules  of 
  debate. 
 
  {To  call  to  the  bar},  to  admit  to  practice  in  courts  of  law. 
 
 
  {To  call  up}. 
  a  To  bring  into  view  or  recollection;  as  to  call  up  the 
  image  of  deceased  friend. 
  b  To  bring  into  action  or  discussion;  to  demand  the 
  consideration  of  as  to  call  up  a  bill  before  a 
  legislative  body. 
 
  Syn:  To  name  denominate;  invite;  bid;  summon;  convoke; 
  assemble;  collect;  exhort;  warn;  proclaim;  invoke; 
  appeal  to  designate. 
 
  Usage:  {To  Call},  {Convoke},  {Summon}.  Call  is  the  generic 
  term;  as  to  call  a  public  meeting.  To  convoke  is  to 
  require  the  assembling  of  some  organized  body  of  men 
  by  an  act  of  authority;  as  the  king  convoked 
  Parliament.  To  summon  is  to  require  attendance  by  an 
  act  more  or  less  stringent  anthority;  as  to  summon  a 
  witness. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Call  \Call\,  n. 
  1.  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  ``Call  of  the  trumpet.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  I  rose  as  at  thy  call  but  found  thee  not  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  signal,  as  on  a  drum,  bugle,  trumpet,  or  pipe,  to  summon 
  soldiers  or  sailors  to  duty. 
 
  3.  (Eccl.)  An  invitation  to  take  charge  of  or  serve  a  church 
  as  its  pastor. 
 
  4.  A  requirement  or  appeal  arising  from  the  circumstances  of 
  the  case;  a  moral  requirement  or  appeal. 
 
  Dependence  is  a  perpetual  call  upon  humanity. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Running  into  danger  without  any  call  of  duty. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  A  divine  vocation  or  summons. 
 
  St  Paul  himself  believed  he  did  well  and  that  he 
  had  a  call  to  it  when  he  persecuted  the  Christians. 
  --Locke. 
 
  6.  Vocation;  employment. 
 
  Note:  [In  this  sense  calling  is  generally  used.] 
 
  7.  A  short  visit;  as  to  make  a  call  on  a  neighbor;  also  the 
  daily  coming  of  a  tradesman  to  solicit  orders 
 
  The  baker's  punctual  call  --Cowper. 
 
  8.  (Hunting)  A  note  blown  on  the  horn  to  encourage  the 
  hounds. 
 
  9.  (Naut.)  A  whistle  or  pipe,  used  by  the  boatswain  and  his 
  mate,  to  summon  the  sailors  to  duty. 
 
  10.  (Fowling)  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. 
 
  11.  (Amer.  Land  Law)  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. 
 
  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  [Brokers'  Cant] 
 
  13.  See  {Assessment},  4. 
 
  {At  call},  or  {On  call},  liable  to  be  demanded  at  any  moment 
  without  previous  notice;  as  money  on  deposit. 
 
  {Call  bird},  a  bird  taught  to  allure  others  into  a  snare. 
 
  {Call  boy} 
  a  A  boy  who  calls  the  actors  in  a  theater;  a  boy  who 
  transmits  the  orders  of  the  captain  of  a  vessel  to 
  the  engineer,  helmsman,  etc 
  b  A  waiting  boy  who  answers  a  cal,  or  cames  at  the 
  ringing  of  a  bell;  a  bell  boy. 
 
  {Call  note},  the  note  naturally  used  by  the  male  bird  to  call 
  the  female.  It  is  artificially  applied  by  birdcatchers  as 
  a  decoy.  --Latham. 
 
  {Call  of  the  house}  (Legislative  Bodies),  a  calling  over  the 
  names  of  members,  to  discover  who  is  absent,  or  for  other 
  purposes;  a  calling  of  names  with  a  view  to  obtaining  the 
  ayes  and  noes  from  the  persons  named 
 
  {Call  to  the  bar},  admission  to  practice  in  the  courts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Call  \Call\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  speak  in  loud  voice;  to  cry  out  to  address  by  name  -- 
  sometimes  with  to 
 
  You  must  call  to  the  nurse.  --Shak. 
 
  The  angel  of  God  called  to  Hagar.  --Gen.  xxi. 
  17. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  demand,  requirement,  or  request. 
 
  They  called  for  rooms  and  he  showed  them  one 
  --Bunyan. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  brief  visit;  also  to  stop  at  some  place 
  designated,  as  for  orders 
 
  He  ordered  her  to  call  at  the  house  once  a  week. 
  --Temple. 
 
  {To  call  for} 
  a  To  demand;  to  require;  as  a  crime  calls  for 
  punishment;  a  survey,  grant,  or  deed  calls  for  the 
  metes  and  bounds,  or  the  quantity  of  land,  etc.,  which 
  it  describes. 
  b  To  give  an  order  for  to  request.  ``Whenever  the  coach 
  stopped,  the  sailor  called  for  more  ale.''  --Marryat. 
 
 
  {To  call  on},  {To  call  upon}, 
  a  To  make  a  short  visit  to  as  call  on  a  friend. 
  b  To  appeal  to  to  invite;  to  request  earnestly;  as  to 
  call  upon  a  person  to  make  a  speech. 
  c  To  solicit  payment,  or  make  a  demand,  of  a  debt. 
  d  To  invoke  or  play  to  to  worship;  as  to  call  upon 
  God. 
 
  {To  call  out}  To  call  or  utter  loudly;  to  brawl. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  call 
  n  1:  a  telephone  connection;  "she  reported  several  anonymous 
  calls";  "he  placed  a  phone  call  to  London";  "he  heard 
  the  phone  ringing  but  didn't  want  to  take  the  call" 
  [syn:  {phone  call},  {telephone  call}] 
  2:  a  special  disposition  (as  if  from  a  divine  source)  to  pursue 
  a  particular  course;  "he  was  disappointed  that  he  had  not 
  heard  the  Call"  [syn:  {Call}] 
  3:  a  loud  utterance;  often  in  protest  or  opposition;  "the 
  speaker  was  interrupted  by  loud  cries  from  the  rear  of  the 
  audience"  [syn:  {cry},  {outcry},  {yell},  {shout},  {vociferation}] 
  4:  a  demand  especially  in  the  phrase  "the  call  of  duty"  [syn:  {claim}] 
  5:  the  characteristic  sound  produced  by  a  bird;  "a  bird  will 
  not  learn  its  song  unless  it  hears  it  at  an  early  age" 
  [syn:  {birdcall},  {birdsong},  {song}] 
  6:  a  brief  social  visit:  "senior  professors'  wives  no  longer 
  make  afternoon  calls  on  newcomers" 
  7:  a  demand  by  a  broker  that  a  customer  deposit  enough  to  bring 
  his  margin  up  to  the  minimum  requirement  [syn:  {margin 
  call}] 
  8:  a  demand  for  a  show  of  hands  in  a  card  game;  "after  two 
  raises  there  was  a  call" 
  9:  a  request;  "many  calls  for  Christmas  stories";  "not  many 
  calls  for  buggywhips" 
  10:  an  instruction  that  interrupts  the  program  being  executed; 
  "Pascal  perfroms  calls  by  simply  giving  the  name  of  the 
  routine  to  be  executed" 
  11:  brief  visit  in  an  official  or  professional  capacity:  "the 
  pastor's  visits  to  his  parishioners";  "a  visit  to  a 
  dentist";  "the  salesman's  call  on  a  customer" 
  12:  (sports)  the  decision  made  by  an  umpire  or  referee;  "he  was 
  ejected  for  protesting  the  call" 
  13:  the  option  to  buy  a  given  stock  (or  stock  index  or  commodity 
  future)  at  a  given  price  before  a  given  date  [syn:  {call 
  option}]  [ant:  {put  option}] 
  v  1:  assign  a  specified  name  to  "They  named  their  son  David"; 
  "The  new  school  was  named  after  the  famous  Civil  Rights 
  leader";  "Call  me  Boris"  [syn:  {name}] 
  2:  get  or  try  to  get  into  communication  by  telephone;  "I  tried 
  to  call  you  all  night";  "Take  two  aspirin  and  call  me  in 
  the  morning"  [syn:  {telephone},  {call  up},  {phone},  {ring}] 
  3:  ascribe  a  quality  to  or  give  a  name  that  reflects  a  quality; 
  "He  called  me  a  bastard";  "She  called  her  children  lazy 
  and  ungrateful" 
  4:  order  request,  or  command  to  come  "He  has  been  called  to 
  active  military  duty";  "She  was  called  into  the  director's 
  office";  "Call  the  police!"  [syn:  {send  for}] 
  5:  utter  a  sudden  loud  cry;  "she  cried  with  pain  when  the 
  doctor  inserted  the  needle";  "I  yelled  to  her  from  the 
  window  but  she  couldn't  hear  me"  [syn:  {shout},  {shout  out}, 
  {cry},  {yell},  {scream},  {holler},  {hollo},  {squall}] 
  6:  pay  a  brief  visit;  "The  mayor  likes  to  call  on  some  of  the 
  prominent  citizens"  [syn:  {visit},  {call  in}] 
  7:  call  a  meeting;  invite  or  command  to  meet  "The  Wannsee 
  Conference  was  called  to  discuss  the  "Final  Solution"; 
  "The  new  dean  calls  meetings  every  week" 
  8:  indicate  a  decision  in  regard  to  (sports):  "call  balls  and 
  strikes  behind  the  plate" 
  9:  order  or  request  for  a  specific  duty  or  role;  "He  was 
  already  called  4  times  for  jury  duty" 
  10:  order  or  request  or  give  a  command  for  "The  unions  called  a 
  general  strike  for  Sunday" 
  11:  send  a  message  or  attempt  to  reach  someone  by  radio,  phone, 
  etc.;  make  a  signal  to  in  order  to  transmit  a  message; 
  "Hawaii  is  calling!";  "A  transmitter  in  Hawaii  was  heard 
  calling" 
  12:  stop  or  postpone  because  of  adverse  conditions,  such  as  bad 
  weather;  "call  a  football  game" 
  13:  read  aloud  to  check  for  omissions  or  absentees;  "Call  roll" 
  14:  utter  a  characteristic  note  or  cry;  "bluejays  called  to  one 
  another" 
  15:  challenge  (somebody)  to  make  good  on  a  statement;  charge 
  with  or  censure  for  an  offense;  "He  deserves  to  be  called 
  on  that" 
  16:  demand  payment  of  as  of  a  loan;  "Call  a  loan"  [syn:  {call 
  in}] 
  17:  give  the  calls  (to  the  dancers)  for  a  square  dance  [syn:  {call 
  off}] 
  18:  make  a  demand  in  card  games,  as  for  a  card  or  a  suit  or  a 
  show  of  hands;  "He  called  his  trump"  [syn:  {bid}] 
  19:  make  a  prediction  about  tell  in  advance;  "Call  the  outcome 
  of  an  election"  [syn:  {predict},  {foretell},  {prognosticate}, 
  {forebode},  {anticipate},  {promise}] 
  20:  require  the  presentation  of  for  redemption  before 
  maturation;  "Call  a  bond" 
  21:  declare  in  the  capacity  of  an  umpire  or  referee;  "call  a 
  runner  out" 
  22:  lure  by  imitating  the  characteristic  call  of  an  animal: 
  "Call  ducks" 
  23:  utter  in  a  loud  voice  or  announce;  "He  called  my  name";  "The 
  auctioneer  called  the  bids" 
  24:  challenge  the  sincerity  or  truthfulness  of  "call  the 
  speaker  on  a  question  of  fact" 
  25:  consider  or  regard  as  being  "I  would  not  call  her 
  beautiful" 
  26:  rouse  somebody  from  sleep  with  a  call  "I  was  called  at  5 
  A.M.  this  morning" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Call  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  75933 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Call 
  (1.)  To  cry  for  help,  hence  to  pray  (Gen.  4:26).  Thus  men  are 
  said  to  "call  upon  the  name  of  the  Lord"  (Acts  2:21;  7:59;  9:14; 
  Rom.  10:12;  1  Cor.  1:2). 
 
  (2.)  God  calls  with  respect  to  men  when  he  designates  them  to 
  some  special  office  (Ex.  31:2;  Isa.  22:20;  Acts  13:2),  and  when 
  he  invites  them  to  accept  his  offered  grace  (Matt.  9:13;  11:28; 
  22:4). 
 
  In  the  message  of  the  gospel  his  call  is  addressed  to  all  men, 
  to  Jews  and  Gentiles  alike  (Matt.  28:19;  Mark  16:15;  Rom.  9:24, 
  25).  But  this  universal  call  is  not  inseparably  connected  with 
  salvation,  although  it  leaves  all  to  whom  it  comes  inexcusable 
  if  they  reject  it  (John  3:14-19;  Matt.  22:14). 
 
  An  effectual  call  is  something  more  than  the  outward  message 
  of  the  Word  of  God  to  men.  It  is  internal,  and  is  the  result  of 
  the  enlightening  and  sanctifying  influence  of  the  Holy  Spirit 
  (John  16:14;  Acts  26:  18;  John  6:44),  effectually  drawing  men  to 
  Christ,  and  disposing  and  enabling  them  to  receive  the  truth 
  (John  6:45;  Acts  16:14;  Eph.  1:17). 
 




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