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calling


  4  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]: 
 
  Calling  \Call"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  calls;  a  crying  aloud,  esp.  in  order  to 
  summon,  or  to  attact  the  attention  of  some  one 
 
  2.  A  summoning  or  convocation,  as  of  Parliament. 
 
  The  frequent  calling  and  meeting  of  Parlaiment. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  A  divine  summons  or  invitation;  also  the  state  of  being 
  divinely  called 
 
  Who  hath  .  .  .  called  us  with  an  holy  calling.  --2 
  Tim.  i.  9. 
 
  Give  diligence  to  make  yior  calling  .  .  .  sure  --2 
  Pet.  i.  10. 
 
  4.  A  naming,  or  inviting;  a  reading  over  or  reciting  in 
  order  or  a  call  of  names  with  a  view  to  obtaining  an 
  answer,  as  in  legislative  bodies. 
 
  5.  One's  usual  occupation,  or  employment;  vocation;  business; 
  trade 
 
  The  humble  calling  of  ter  female  parent. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  6.  The  persons,  collectively,  engaged  in  any  particular 
  professions  or  employment. 
 
  To  impose  celibacy  on  wholy  callings.  --Hammond. 
 
  7.  Title;  appellation;  name  [Obs.] 
 
  I  am  more  proud  to  be  Sir  Rowland's  son  His  youngest 
  son,  and  would  not  change  that  calling.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Occupation;  employment;  business;  trade  profession; 
  office;  engagement;  vocation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calling 
  n  :  the  particular  occupation  for  which  you  are  trained  [syn:  {career}, 
  {vocation}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Calling 
  a  profession,  or  as  we  usually  say  a  vocation  (1  Cor.  7:20). 
  The  "hope  of  your  calling"  in  Eph.  4:4  is  the  hope  resulting 
  from  your  being  called  into  the  kingdom  of  God. 
 




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