1. assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

    Synonyms : be known as, know as, name
    Type Of : label
  2. make a prediction about; tell in advance

    Synonyms : anticipate, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise
    Type Of : hazard, venture, guess, pretend
  3. order, request, or command to come

    Synonyms : send for
    Type Of : enjoin, say, order, tell
    Examples :
    • She was called into the director's office
  4. utter a sudden loud cry

    Synonyms : cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell
    Type Of : let loose, let out, emit, utter
  5. pay a brief visit

    Synonyms : call in, visit
    Type Of : meet, get together
    Examples :
    • The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens
  6. the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

    Synonyms : call option
    Type Of : option
  7. a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement

    Synonyms : margin call
    Type Of : demand
  8. a demand especially in the phrase

    Synonyms : claim
    Type Of : demand
    Examples :
    • the call of duty
  9. a telephone connection

    Synonyms : phone call, telephone call
    Type Of : telephone, telephony
    Examples :
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  10. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

    Synonyms : cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
    Type Of : utterance, vocalization
  11. greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

    Synonyms : address
    Type Of : address, turn to
    Examples :
    • She calls him by first name
  12. demand payment of (a loan)

    Synonyms : call in
    Type Of : exact, demand
  13. give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance

    Synonyms : call off
  14. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

    Synonyms : call up, phone, ring, telephone
    Type Of : telecommunicate
    Examples :
    • I tried to call you all night
    • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning
  15. the characteristic sound produced by a bird

    Synonyms : birdcall, birdsong, song
    Type Of : animal communication
  16. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

    Synonyms : bid
    Type Of : play
    Examples :
    • He called his trump
  17. a brief social visit

    Type Of : visit
    Examples :
    • senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers
    • the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence
  18. a demand for a show of hands in a card game

    Type Of : demand
    Examples :
    • after two raises there was a call
  19. an instruction that interrupts the program being executed

    Type Of : program line, statement, command, instruction
    Examples :
    • Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed
  20. a request

    Type Of : asking, request
    Examples :
    • many calls for Christmas stories
    • not many calls for buggywhips
  21. ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality

    Type Of : label
    Examples :
    • He called me a bastard
    • She called her children lazy and ungrateful
  22. a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course

    Type Of : inclination, tendency, disposition
  23. a visit in an official or professional capacity

    Type Of : visit
    Examples :
    • the pastor's calls on his parishioners
    • the salesman's call on a customer
  24. call a meeting; invite or command to meet

    Type Of : call for, ask for, bespeak, request, quest
    Examples :
    • The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'
    • The new dean calls meetings every week
  25. challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense

    Type Of : dispute, gainsay, challenge
    Examples :
    • He deserves to be called on that
  26. challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

    Type Of : gainsay, dispute, challenge
    Examples :
    • call the speaker on a question of fact
  27. consider or regard as being

    Type Of : see, reckon, regard, consider, view
    Examples :
    • I would not call her beautiful
  28. declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

    Type Of : hold, adjudge, declare
    Examples :
    • call a runner out
  29. indicate a decision in regard to

    Type Of : indicate
    Examples :
    • call balls and strikes behind the plate
  30. lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

    Type Of : tempt, lure, entice
  31. make a stop in a harbour

    Type Of : stop over, stop
    Examples :
    • The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow
  32. order or request or give a command for

    Type Of : order
    Examples :
    • The unions called a general strike for Sunday
  33. order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role

    Type Of : request
    Examples :
    • He was already called 4 times for jury duty
    • They called him to active military duty
  34. read aloud to check for omissions or absentees

    Type Of : read
  35. require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

    Type Of : expect, require, ask
  36. rouse somebody from sleep with a call

    Type Of : arouse, wake, wake up, awaken, rouse, waken
    Examples :
    • I was called at 5 A.M. this morning
  37. send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message

    Type Of : telecommunicate
    Examples :
    • Hawaii is calling!
    • A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling
  38. (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee

    Type Of : determination, conclusion, decision
    Examples :
    • he was ejected for protesting the call
  39. stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

    Type Of : set back, put off, prorogue, postpone, remit, put over, table, defer, shelve, hold over
    Examples :
    • call a football game
  40. utter a characteristic note or cry

    Type Of : let out, emit, utter, let loose
    Examples :
    • bluejays called to one another
  41. utter in a loud voice or announce

    Type Of : let loose, emit, utter, let out
    Examples :
    • He called my name
    • The auctioneer called the bids


  1. contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

    Synonyms : prophylactic, rubber, safe, safety
    Type Of : birth control device, contraceptive, contraceptive device, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device


  1. move sideways or in an unsteady way

    Synonyms : shift, tilt, wobble
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • The ship careened out of control
  2. pitching dangerously to one side

    Synonyms : rock, sway, tilt
    Type Of : lurch, pitch, pitching
  3. walk as if unable to control one's movements

    Synonyms : keel, lurch, reel, stagger, swag
    Type Of : walk


  1. move unsteadily

    Synonyms : wobble
    Type Of : move
  2. walk unsteadily

    Synonyms : dodder, paddle, toddle, totter, waddle
    Type Of : walk


  1. shading consisting of multiple crossing lines

    Synonyms : hachure, hatch, hatching
    Type Of : shading
  2. shade with multiple crossing lines

    Type Of : fill in, shade
    Examples :
    • the draftsman crosshatched the area


  1. a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging

    Type Of : performance, public presentation
  2. contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

    Type Of : design, contrive, plan, project
  3. settle by agreement

    Type Of : square up, settle, determine, square off
    Examples :
    • concert one's differences


  1. showing concern for the rights and feelings of others

    Antonyms : inconsiderate
    Examples :
    • friends considerate enough to leave us alone


  1. forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

    Synonyms : quelling, stifling, suppression
    Type Of : bar, prevention
  2. physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination

    Synonyms : devastating
    Examples :
    • a crushing blow
    • a crushing rejection
    • bone-crushing


  1. (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground

    Synonyms : cauline, stemmed
    Antonyms : acaulescent


  1. (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground

    Synonyms : caulescent, stemmed
  2. especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem

    Antonyms : radical
    Examples :
    • cauline leaves