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Meaning of "call" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CALL

Old English ceallian; related to Old Norse kalla, Old High German kallōn, Old Slavonic glasǔ voice.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CALL

call  [kɔːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CALL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Call is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb call in English.

WHAT DOES CALL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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 ▪ Call on shares, a request for a further payment on partly paid share capital ▪ 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...

Definition of call in the English dictionary

The first definition of call in the dictionary is to speak or utter loudly so as to attract attention. Other definition of call is to ask or order to come. Call is also sometimes foll by on to make a visit.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CALL

PRESENT

Present
I call
you call
he/she/it calls
we call
you call
they call
Present continuous
I am calling
you are calling
he/she/it is calling
we are calling
you are calling
they are calling
Present perfect
I have called
you have called
he/she/it has called
we have called
you have called
they have called
Present perfect continuous
I have been calling
you have been calling
he/she/it has been calling
we have been calling
you have been calling
they have been calling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I called
you called
he/she/it called
we called
you called
they called
Past continuous
I was calling
you were calling
he/she/it was calling
we were calling
you were calling
they were calling
Past perfect
I had called
you had called
he/she/it had called
we had called
you had called
they had called
Past perfect continuous
I had been calling
you had been calling
he/she/it had been calling
we had been calling
you had been calling
they had been calling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will call
you will call
he/she/it will call
we will call
you will call
they will call
Future continuous
I will be calling
you will be calling
he/she/it will be calling
we will be calling
you will be calling
they will be calling
Future perfect
I will have called
you will have called
he/she/it will have called
we will have called
you will have called
they will have called
Future perfect continuous
I will have been calling
you will have been calling
he/she/it will have been calling
we will have been calling
you will have been calling
they will have been calling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would call
you would call
he/she/it would call
we would call
you would call
they would call
Conditional continuous
I would be calling
you would be calling
he/she/it would be calling
we would be calling
you would be calling
they would be calling
Conditional perfect
I would have call
you would have call
he/she/it would have call
we would have call
you would have call
they would have call
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been calling
you would have been calling
he/she/it would have been calling
we would have been calling
you would have been calling
they would have been calling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you call
we let´s call
you call
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to call
Past participle
called
Present Participle
calling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CALL


all
ɔːl
ball
bɔːl
baseball
ˈbeɪsˌbɔːl
basketball
ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl
Bengal
bɛnˈɡɔːl
fall
fɔːl
football
ˈfʊtˌbɔːl
hall
hɔːl
install
ɪnˈstɔːl
Montreal
ˌmɒntrɪˈɔːl
Nepal
nɪˈpɔːl
overall
ˈəʊvərˌɔːl
Paul
pɔːl
recall
rɪˈkɔːl
Senegal
ˌsɛnɪˈɡɔːl
small
smɔːl
softball
ˈsɒftˌbɔːl
tall
tɔːl
volleyball
ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl
wall
wɔːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CALL

calkin
call a halt
call a spade a spade
call alarm
call box
call card
call centre
call down
call for margin
call forth
call girl
call in
call in question
call into being
call into play
call it a day
call it quits
call letters
call loan
call mark

WORDS THAT END LIKE CALL

after all
and all
at all
be-all and end-all
firewall
follow-up call
for all
go to the wall
hole in the wall
in all
Kendall
mall
Marshall
on the ball
shall
shopping mall
stall
the Fall
the small
you-all

Synonyms and antonyms of call in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CALL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «call» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of call

Translation of «call» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CALL

Find out the translation of call to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of call from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «call» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

呼叫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

llamada
570 millions of speakers

English

call
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कॉल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُكَالَـمَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

звонок по телефону
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chamada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

appel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Panggilan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ruf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

呼び声
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nelpon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc gọi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॉल करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aramak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chiamata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozmowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дзвінок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apel
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλήση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oproep
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

samtal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

telefonsamtale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of call

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CALL»

The term «call» is very widely used and occupies the 801 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CALL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «call» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «call» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about call

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10 QUOTES WITH «CALL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word call.
1
Abigail Adams
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
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Yolanda Adams
Tramaine Hawkins has been a mentor, a confidante and an example of greatness. She has been through a lot in her life, and her career has spanned over 50 years. To me, that's what you call a legend.
3
Marcia Angell
You see that the people who are drawn to alternative medicine are often fairly healthy and they go to alternative medicine for what I call the 'symptoms of life.' Fatigue, joint pains, inability to concentrate, perhaps, the kinds of things that anyone over twenty-five gets at some point.
4
Randy Bachman
I remember having my father stand over me when I had driven over my own foot; one leg was out of the car and one leg was in the car. He looked at me and told me that I was a drunk and that he was ashamed to call me his son. That night, I stopped drinking and I never drank again; I was twenty four.
5
Afrika Bambaataa
My definition of hip hop is taking elements from many other spheres of music to make hip hop. Whether it be breakbeat, whether it be the groove and grunt of James Brown or the pickle-pop sounds of Kraftwerk or Yellow Magic Orchestra, hip hop is also part of what they call hip-house now, or trip hop, or even parts of drum n' bass.
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Crystal Bowersox
I had what you could call a chaotic childhood. My parents divorced when I was 2; I went back and forth between my mom's and dad's houses for years.
7
Billy Campbell
I'm not a big fan of CGI. I'm not a fan at all, unless they use it in a way that doesn't call attention to itself.
8
Dan Chaon
I'm certainly very influenced by what you would call 'contemporary headline horror,' stuff that is true crime or for one reason or another catches our attention in the media, those strange cases that we end up obsessing about. I'm always influenced by weird anecdotes and news.
9
Noam Chomsky
If workers are more insecure, that's very 'healthy' for the society, because if workers are insecure, they won't ask for wages, they won't go on strike, they won't call for benefits; they'll serve the masters gladly and passively. And that's optimal for corporations' economic health.
10
Jim Clyburn
The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CALL»

Discover the use of call in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to call and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Call of the Wild
The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.
Jack London, 2009
2
Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950S
Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton ...
Jennifer Worth, 2009
3
Call Center Operation: Design, Operation, and Maintenance
Complete coverage of the critical issues to set up, manage and efficiently maintain a call center.
Duane E. Sharp, 2003
4
CALL: Using, Learning, Knowing : EUROCALL Conference : ...
This title presents the proceedings of the 2012 EUROCALL Conference.
Linda Bradley, Sylvie Thouësny, 2012
5
Crow Call
Nine-year-old Liz accompanies the stranger who is her father, just returned from the war, when he goes hunting for crows in Pennsylvania farmland.
Lois Lowry, 2009
6
Call Centers For Dummies
In addition, this new edition addresses many industry changes, such as the new technology that's transforming today's call center and the location-neutral call center.
Real Bergevin, Afshan Kinder, Winston Siegel, 2010
7
Call Me Crazy
Heche's memoir reveals the woman behind the headlines, one who has conquered overwhelming odds. Far from a celebrity memoir, this is an empowering and thought-provoking book guaranteed to surprise and inspire.
Anne Heche, 2001
8
Call Center Performance Enhancement Using Simulation and ...
This guide provides managers with an understanding of the role, value and practical deployment of simulation in the planning, management and analysis of call centres.
Jon Anton, Vivek Bapat, Bill Hall, 1999
9
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.
Daniel Okrent, 2010
10
On Call Neurology
When you're on call...alone...in the middle of the night...On Call Neurology provides you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion!
Randolph S. Marshall, Stephan A. Mayer, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CALL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term call is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Are the Germans about to call the Greeks' bluff?
You have to admire the Greeks. They certainly don't like getting pushed around and their history is replete with tales of derring-do in the face of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
You Have To Hear The Telemundo Call Of Carli Lloyd's Goal
3. But to get the full effect, you NEED to hear Telemundo's Andrés ¡GOOOOOL! Cantor call Carli's golazo. What's more epic than Carli Lloyd's ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
3
Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Vicki Learns of Her …
Vicki Gunvalson learns of her mother's death in a devastating phone call while filming The Real Housewives of Orange County. Credit: Jim ... «Us Magazine, Jul 15»
4
Interesting EWC Put And Call Options For January 2017
Turning to the calls side of the option chain, the call contract at the $26.00 strike price has a current bid of $2.25. If an investor was to purchase ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
5
Hoax phone call costs hedge fund $1.2 million and CFO's job
London:The finance chief at Fortelus Capital Management LLP got an alarming phone call just as he was getting ready to leave work on a ... «Livemint, Jul 15»
6
GOP donors call for sidelining Donald Trump
At least one top Republican donor wants the party to keep Donald Trump from the debate stage. “Someone in the party ought to start some sort ... «Politico, Jul 15»
7
Parnell reports anonymous phone call
South Africa fast bowler Wayne Parnell has reported an anonymous phone call that was allegedly of a threatening nature made to his hotel ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
8
Big Brother Spoilers: Who Got The 7th Phone Call 'Last Laugh' Twist …
Jump forward to 7:42PM BBT and you'll find Clay telling Shelli that Da'Vonne took the call # he wanted. The seventh call. He thought seven ... «Big Brother Network, Jul 15»
9
UPDATE 1-Eurogroup to hold conference call on Greek ESM …
BRUSSELS, July 7 (Reuters) - The Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers will hold a conference call early on Wednesday to discuss an ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
10
Los Angeles Times nabs Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni
The Los Angeles Times has hired Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni to serve as assistant managing editor for politics, the On Media ... «Politico, Jul 15»

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