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When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning—how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.Lord Byron
to call (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- Old English ceallian
- Old Norse kalla.
- A telephone conversation.
- I received several phone calls today.
- I received several calls today.
- A social visit.
- I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.
- A cry or shout.
- He heard a call from the other side of the room.
- The characteristic cry of a bird.
- That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.
- A beckoning or summoning.
- I had to yield to the call of the wild.
- (finance): A contract to buy stock (See w:stock_option for further reading); compare put.
- (cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
- (cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
- (medicine) An overnight duty in the hospital.
- (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point.
- A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
- There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my call was 9.
Terms derived from the noun "call"
cry or shout
characteristic cry of a bird
beckoning or summoning
(finance): contract to buy stock
Third person singular
- To request, summon, or beckon.
- That person is hurt, call for help!
- To cry or shout.
- I can't see you. Call out to me so I can find you.
- To contact by telephone.
- Why don't you call me in the morning.
- To pay a social visit.
- We could always call on a friend.
- To name or refer to.
- Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please call me Al.
- (reflexively: to be called) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
- I'm called John.
- A very tall building is called a skyscraper.
- (cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.
- (cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.)
- (poker): To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
- (with an object preceded by the preposition for) To require, demand.
- This job calls for patience.
- To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
- My partner called 2 spades.
Terms derived from the verb "call"
to request, summon, or beckon
to cry or shout
to contact by telephone
to pay a social visit
to name or refer to
to be called
to shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run
to shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch thus avoiding collisions
to match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet
to require, demand
to state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on
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