What is call?

Some articles on call:

Telephone Booth - Paying For The Call - Collect Call
... who possesses no means of payment may have the phone company's operator ask the call recipient if the recipient is willing to make payment for the call this is known as "reversing the charges", "reverse charged ... It is also possible to place a call to a phone booth if the intended recipient is known to be waiting at the booth, however not all phone booths allow ...
Call - Other
... Call (band) Call, Texas, a community in the southern United States. ...
List Of International Call Prefixes - Example
... If a caller in the USA or Canada wants to call the Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand, they would dial 477. 4000 ... The generic international call prefix for NANPA countries is 011, then the country code for New Zealand is 64, the area code for Dunedin is 3, and ... If a caller in Japan wants to call the same number, they would instead dial 477. 4000 ...
Edition (book) - Revised Edition
... updated but for some reason the author or publisher does not want to call it the n+1th edition (where n = previous edition number) ... Conversely, they may decide to call a version that is really not very different a "new edition" (n+1th) ... to the way that software publishers may call one update "version 3.7" but call the next update "version 4" instead of "version 3.8" ...
Put–call Parity
... In financial mathematics, put–call parity defines a relationship between the price of a European call option and European put option in a frictionless market —both with ... Put–call parity requires minimal assumptions and thus does not require assumptions such as those of Black–Scholes or other commonly used financial models ...

More definitions of "call":

  • (verb): Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather.
    Example: "Call a football game"
  • (verb): Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees.
    Example: "Call roll"
  • (verb): Call a meeting; invite or command to meet.
    Example: "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the 'Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week"
  • (verb): Assign a specified, proper name to.
    Synonyms: name
  • (verb): Order or request or give a command for.
    Example: "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
  • (verb): Ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality.
    Example: "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
  • (verb): Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal.
    Example: "Call ducks"
  • (noun): The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date.
    Synonyms: call option
  • (noun): Brief visit in an official or professional capacity.
    Example: "The pastor's visits to his parishioners"; "a visit to a dentist"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
  • (noun): A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course.
    Example: "He was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
  • (noun): An instruction that interrupts the program being executed.
    Example: "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
  • (noun): A telephone connection.
    Example: "He placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
    Synonyms: phone call, telephone call
  • (noun): A brief social visit.
    Example: "Senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
  • (verb): Utter in a loud voice or announce.
    Example: "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
  • (verb): Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of.
    Example: "Call the speaker on a question of fact"
  • (noun): A demand for a show of hands in a card game.
    Example: "After two raises there was a call"
  • (verb): Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.
    Example: "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
    Synonyms: telephone, call up, phone, ring
  • (verb): Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name.
    Example: "Call me Mister"
    Synonyms: address
  • (noun): (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee.
    Example: "He was ejected for protesting the call"
  • (verb): Rouse somebody from sleep with a call.
    Example: "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
  • (noun): .
    Example: "A demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    Synonyms: claim
  • (verb): Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
    Synonyms: bid
  • (verb): Pay a brief visit.
    Example: "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
    Synonyms: visit, call in
  • (verb): Utter a characteristic note or cry.
    Example: "Bluejays called to one another"
  • (verb): Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee.
    Example: "Call a runner out"
  • (verb): Send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message.
    Example: "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"
  • (verb): Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
    Synonyms: call off
  • (verb): Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense.
    Example: "He deserves to be called on that"
  • (noun): A request.
    Example: "Many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
  • (verb): Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation.
    Example: "Call a bond"
  • (verb): Order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role.
    Example: "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty"
  • (verb): Consider or regard as being.
    Example: "I would not call her beautiful"
  • (verb): Demand payment of (a loan).
    Example: "Call a loan"
    Synonyms: call in
  • (noun): A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement.
    Synonyms: margin call
  • (verb): Indicate a decision in regard to.
    Example: "Call balls and strikes behind the plate"
  • (verb): Make a stop in a harbour.
    Example: "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
  • (verb): Order, request, or command to come.
    Example: "Call the police!"
    Synonyms: send for

Famous quotes containing the word call:

    There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody’s expense but his own.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The members of a body-politic call it “the state” when it is passive, “the sovereign” when it is active, and a “power” when they compare it with others of its kind. Collectively they use the title “people,” and they refer to one another individually as “citizens” when speaking of their participation in the authority of the sovereign, and as “subjects” when speaking of their subordination to the laws of the state.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

    The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the ‘creativity of language,’ that is, the speaker’s ability to produce new sentences, sentences that are immediately understood by other speakers although they bear no physical resemblance to sentences which are ‘familiar.’
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)