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    Definition:
    Call - (v. t.) To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
    Call - (v. t.) 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.
    Call - (v. t.) 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.
    Call - (v. t.) To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
    Call - (v. t.) To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
    Call - (v. t.) 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.
    Call - (v. t.) To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.
    Call - (v. t.) 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.
    Call - (v. t.) To invoke; to appeal to.
    Call - (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
    Call - (v. i.) To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to.
    Call - (v. i.) To make a demand, requirement, or request.
    Call - (v. i.) To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.
    Call - (n.) The act of calling; -- usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call.
    Call - (n.) A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.
    Call - (n.) An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
    Call - (n.) A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.
    Call - (n.) A divine vocation or summons.
    Call - (n.) Vocation; employment.
    Call - (n.) A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.
    Call - (n.) A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.
    Call - (n.) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.
    Call - (n.) The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.
    Call - (n.) A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
    Call - (n.) The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.
    Call - (n.) See Assessment, 4.
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    Academically - (adv.) In an academical manner.
    Achromatically - (adv.) In an achromatic manner.
    Acoustically - (adv.) In relation to sound or to hearing.
    Acronycally - (adv.) In an acronycal manner as rising at the setting of the sun, and vice versa.
    Acrostically - (adv.) After the manner of an acrostic.
    Agamically - (adv.) In an agamic manner.
    Agonistically - (adv.) In an agonistic manner.
    Alchemically - (adv.) In the manner of alchemy.
    Algebraically - (adv.) By algebraic process.
    Allopathically - (adv.) In a manner conformable to allopathy; by allopathic methods.
    Alphabetically - (adv.) In an alphabetic manner; in the customary order of the letters.
    Amphitheatrically - (adv.) In the form or manner of an amphitheater.
    Anacamptically - (adv.) By reflection; as, echoes are sound produced anacamptically.
    Analogically - (adv.) In an analogical sense; in accordance with analogy; by way of similitude.
    Analytically - (adv.) In an analytical manner.
    Anatomically - (adv.) In an anatomical manner; by means of dissection.
    Angelically - (adv.) Like an angel.
    Anomalistically - (adv.) With irregularity.
    Antiseptically - (adv.) By means of antiseptics.
    Antithetically - (adv.) By way antithesis.
    Apathetically - (adv.) In an apathetic manner.
    Aphoristically - (adv.) In the form or manner of aphorisms; pithily.
    Apocalyptically - (adv.) By revelation; in an apocalyptic manner.
    Apodeictically - (adv.) Alt. of Apodictically
    Apodictically - (adv.) So as to be evident beyond contradiction.
    Apologetically - (adv.) By way of apology.
    Apostolically - (adv.) In an apostolic manner.
    Arithmetically - (adv.) Conformably to the principles or methods of arithmetic.
    Astatically - (adv.) In an astatic manner.
    Atmospherically - (adv.) In relation to the atmosphere.
    Atomically - (adv.) In an atomic manner; in accordance with the atomic philosophy.
    Authentically - (adv.) In an authentic manner; with the requisite or genuine authority.
    Automatically - (adv.) In an automatic manner.
    Autoptically - (adv.) By means of ocular view, or one's own observation.
    Axiomatically - (adv.) By the use of axioms; in the form of an axiom.
    Barometrically - (adv.) By means of a barometer, or according to barometric observations.
    Biblically - (adv.) According to the Bible.
    Bicallose - (a.) Alt. of Bicallous
    Bicallous - (a.) Having two callosities or hard spots.
    Birdcall - (n.) A sound made in imitation of the note or cry of a bird for the purpose of decoying the bird or its mate.
    Birdcall - (n.) An instrument of any kind, as a whistle, used in making the sound of a birdcall.
    Cabalistically - (adv.) In a cabalistic manner.
    Called - (imp. & p. p.) of Call
    Calling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Call
    Calla - (n.) A genus of plants, of the order Araceae.
    Callat - (n.) Same as Callet.
    Calle - (n.) A kind of head covering; a caul.
    Caller - (n.) One who calls.
    Caller - (a.) Cool; refreshing; fresh; as, a caller day; the caller air.
    Caller - (a.) Fresh; in good condition; as, caller berrings.
    Callet - (n.) A trull or prostitute; a scold or gossip.
    Callet - (v. i.) To rail or scold.
    Callid - (a.) Characterized by cunning or shrewdness; crafty.
    Callidity - (n.) Acuteness of discernment; cunningness; shrewdness.
    Calligrapher - (n.) One skilled in calligraphy; a good penman.
    Calligraphic - (a.) Alt. of Calligraphical
    Calligraphical - (a.) Of or pertaining to calligraphy.
    Calligraphist - (n.) A calligrapher
    Calligraphy - (n.) Fair or elegant penmanship.
    Calling - (n.) The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one.
    Calling - (n.) A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.
    Calling - (n.) A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called.
    Calling - (n.) 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.
    Calling - (n.) One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade.
    Calling - (n.) The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.
    Calling - (n.) Title; appellation; name.
    Calliope - (n.) The Muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus, and chief of the nine Muses.
    Calliope - (n.) One of the asteroids. See Solar.
    Calliope - (n.) A musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles, toned to the notes of the scale, and played by keys arranged like those of an organ. It is sometimes attached to steamboat boilers.
    Calliope - (n.) A beautiful species of humming bird (Stellula Calliope) of California and adjacent regions.
    Calliopsis - (n.) A popular name given to a few species of the genus Coreopsis, especially to C. tinctoria of Arkansas.
    Callipash - (n.) See Calipash.
    Callipee - (n.) See Calipee.
    Callipers - (n. pl.) See Calipers.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Call - v. 1 a (often foll. By out) cry, shout; speak loudly. B (of a bird etc.) Emit its characteristic sound. 2 communicate with by telephone or radio. 3 summon. 4 (often foll. By at, in, on) pay a brief visit. 5 order to take place (called a meeting). 6 name; describe as. 7 regard as (i call that silly). 8 rouse from sleep. 9 (foll. By for) demand. 10 (foll. By on, upon) appeal to (called on us to be quiet). 11 name (a suit) in bidding at cards. 12 guess the outcome of tossing a coin etc. n. 1 shout, cry. 2 a characteristic cry of a bird etc. B instrument for imitating it. 3 brief visit. 4 a act of telephoning. B telephone conversation. 5 a invitation, summons. B vocation. 6 need, occasion (no call for rudeness). 7 demand (a call on one's time). 8 signal on a bugle etc. 9 option of buying stock at a fixed price at a given date. 10 cards a player's right or turn to make a bid. B bid made. call in 1 withdraw from circulation. 2 seek the advice or services of. Call off 1 cancel (an arrangement). 2 order (an attacker or pursuer) to desist. Call out 1 summon to action. 2 order (workers) to strike. Call the shots (or tune) colloq. Be in control; take the initiative. Call up 1 telephone. 2 recall. 3 summon to military service. On call ready or available if required. [old english from old norse]
    Call - v. 1 a (often foll. By out) cry, shout; speak loudly. B (of a bird etc.) Emit its characteristic sound. 2 communicate with by telephone or radio. 3 summon. 4 (often foll. By at, in, on) pay a brief visit. 5 order to take place (called a meeting). 6 name; describe as. 7 regard as (i call that silly). 8 rouse from sleep. 9 (foll. By for) demand. 10 (foll. By on, upon) appeal to (called on us to be quiet). 11 name (a suit) in bidding at cards. 12 guess the outcome of tossing a coin etc. n. 1 shout, cry. 2 a characteristic cry of a bird etc. B instrument for imitating it. 3 brief visit. 4 a act of telephoning. B telephone conversation. 5 a invitation, summons. B vocation. 6 need, occasion (no call for rudeness). 7 demand (a call on one's time). 8 signal on a bugle etc. 9 option of buying stock at a fixed price at a given date. 10 cards a player's right or turn to make a bid. B bid made. call in 1 withdraw from circulation. 2 seek the advice or services of. Call off 1 cancel (an arrangement). 2 order (an attacker or pursuer) to desist. Call out 1 summon to action. 2 order (workers) to strike. Call the shots (or tune) colloq. Be in control; take the initiative. Call up 1 telephone. 2 recall. 3 summon to military service. On call ready or available if required. [old english from old norse]
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    Call-box - n. Telephone box.
    Caller - n. Person who calls, esp. One who pays a visit or makes a telephone call.
    Call-girl - n. Prostitute accepting appointments by telephone.
    Calligraphy - n. 1 handwriting, esp. When fine. 2 art of this. calligrapher n. Calligraphic adj. Calligraphist n. [greek kallos beauty]
    Calling - n. 1 profession or occupation. 2 vocation.
    Calliper - n. (also caliper) 1 (in pl.) Compasses for measuring diameters. 2 metal splint to support the leg. [var. Of *calibre]
    Callisthenics - n.pl. (also calisthenics) exercises for fitness and grace. callisthenic adj. [greek kallos beauty, sthenos strength]
    Callosity - n. (pl. -ies) area of hard thick skin. [latin: related to *callous]
    Callous - adj. 1 unfeeling, insensitive. 2 (also calloused) (of skin) hardened. callously adv. Callousness n. [latin: related to *callus]
    Callow - adj. Inexperienced, immature. [old english, = bald]
    Call-up - n. Summons to do military service.
    Callus - n. (pl. Calluses) 1 area of hard thick skin or tissue. 2 hard tissue formed round bone ends after a fracture. [latin]
    Call-box - n. Telephone box.
    Caller - n. Person who calls, esp. One who pays a visit or makes a telephone call.
    Call-girl - n. Prostitute accepting appointments by telephone.
    Calligraphy - n. 1 handwriting, esp. When fine. 2 art of this. calligrapher n. Calligraphic adj. Calligraphist n. [greek kallos beauty]
    Calling - n. 1 profession or occupation. 2 vocation.
    Calliper - n. (also caliper) 1 (in pl.) Compasses for measuring diameters. 2 metal splint to support the leg. [var. Of *calibre]
    Callisthenics - n.pl. (also calisthenics) exercises for fitness and grace. callisthenic adj. [greek kallos beauty, sthenos strength]
    Callosity - n. (pl. -ies) area of hard thick skin. [latin: related to *callous]
    Callous - adj. 1 unfeeling, insensitive. 2 (also calloused) (of skin) hardened. callously adv. Callousness n. [latin: related to *callus]
    Callow - adj. Inexperienced, immature. [old english, = bald]
    Call-up - n. Summons to do military service.
    Callus - n. (pl. Calluses) 1 area of hard thick skin or tissue. 2 hard tissue formed round bone ends after a fracture. [latin]
    Catcall - n. Shrill whistle of disapproval. v. Make a catcall.
    Cold call - n. Marketing call on a person who has previously not shown interest in the product. v. Visit or telephone (a person) in this way.
    Curtain-call - n. Audience's applause summoning actors to take a bow.
    Port of call - n. Place where a ship or a person stops on a journey.
    Practically - adv. 1 virtually, almost. 2 in a practical way.
    Rapscallion - n. Archaic or joc. Rascal. [perhaps from *rascal]
    Recall - v. 1 summon to return. 2 recollect, remember. 3 bring back to memory; serve as a reminder of. 4 revoke or annul (an action or decision). 5 revive, resuscitate. 6 take back (a gift). n. 1 summons to come back. 2 act of remembering. 3 ability to remember. 4 possibility of recalling, esp. In the sense of revoking (beyond recall).
    Roll-call - n. Calling out a list of names to establish who is present.
    Scallion - n. Esp. Us shallot; spring onion etc. [latin from ascalon in ancient palestine]
    Scallop - (also scollop) n. 1 edible mollusc with two fan-shaped ridged shells. 2 (in full scallop shell) single shell of a scallop, often used for cooking or serving food in. 3 (in pl.) Ornamental edging of semicircular curves. v. (-p-) ornament with scallops. scalloping n. (in sense 3 of n.). [french *escalope]
    Scallywag - n. (also scalawag) scamp, rascal. [origin unknown]
    So-called - adj. Commonly called, often incorrectly.
    Trumpet-call - n. Urgent summons to action.
    Trunk call - n. Long-distance telephone call.
    Uncalled-for - adj. (of a remark, action, etc.) Rude, unnecessary.

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