- (transitive & intransitive) If you call someone, you contact them using a telephone.
- Can you call me tonight at about 8:00?
- We called 911 and the police came in five minutes.
- I can't talk now. I'll call back later.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you call to someone, you use your voice to make them notice you.
- I can't see you. Call out to me so I can find you.
- (transitive) If you call someone or something x, you say they are x.
- If you ever tell anyone that, I'll call you a liar.
- The kids at school called him an asshole.
- Nobody would even call him good-looking.
- They called it the most important hockey game ever.
- (transitive) If somebody is called something, that is their name.
- Their daughter's called Mai.
- She's a beautiful baby. What do you call her?
- (transitive) If you call somebody somewhere, you ask or tell them to come there.
- She called me to her office.
- (transitive) If you call a meeting, a stop, etc., you say you want one to happen.
- I've called a meeting for tomorrow, and I'd like you to be there.
- Coach Dan Bylsma called a timeout to give his five players a rest.
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- (countable) A call is a time when you use the telephone to contact someone.
- After she made the phone call, she left the office.
- I received three calls about the car I was selling.
- A visit to someone.
- I paid a call to a friend.
- The doctor does not do house calls.
- A cry or shout.
- He heard a call from the other side of the room.
- The cry of a bird or animal.
- Cuckoo birds have a unique call.