Dictionary Results for calling


1. calling - noun

· the particular occupation for which you are trained

Synonym(s): career, vocation

Hypernym(s): occupation, business, job, line_of_work, line




2. call - verb

· assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

Synonym(s): name, know_as, be_known_as

Hypernym(s): label




3. call - verb

· ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"

Hypernym(s): label




4. call - verb

· get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"

Synonym(s): telephone, call_up, phone, ring

Hypernym(s): telecommunicate




5. call - verb

· utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

Synonym(s): shout, shout_out, cry, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall

Hypernym(s): utter, emit, let_out, let_loose




6. call - verb

· order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"

Synonym(s): send_for

Hypernym(s): order, tell, enjoin, say




7. call - verb

· pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

Synonym(s): visit, call_in

Hypernym(s): meet, get_together




8. call - verb

· call a meeting; invite or command to meet; "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week"

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest




9. call - verb

· read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"

Hypernym(s): read




10. call - verb

· send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"

Hypernym(s): telecommunicate




11. call - verb

· utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"

Hypernym(s): utter, emit, let_out, let_loose




12. call - verb

· stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"

Hypernym(s): postpone, prorogue, hold_over, put_over, table, shelve, set_back, defer, remit, put_off




13. call - verb

· greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"

Synonym(s): address

Hypernym(s): address, turn_to




14. call - verb

· make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"

Hypernym(s): stop, stop_over




15. call - verb

· demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"

Synonym(s): call_in

Hypernym(s): demand, exact




16. call - verb

· make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"

Synonym(s): bid

Hypernym(s): play




17. call - verb

· give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance

Synonym(s): call_off




18. call - verb

· indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"

Hypernym(s): indicate




19. call - verb

· make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

Synonym(s): predict, foretell, prognosticate, forebode, anticipate, promise

Hypernym(s): guess, venture, pretend, hazard




20. call - verb

· require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"

Hypernym(s): ask, require, expect




21. call - verb

· challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"

Hypernym(s): challenge, dispute, gainsay




22. call - verb

· declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"

Hypernym(s): declare, adjudge, hold




23. call - verb

· lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"

Hypernym(s): entice, lure, tempt




24. call - verb

· order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"

Hypernym(s): order




25. call - verb

· order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty"

Hypernym(s): request




26. call - verb

· utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"

Hypernym(s): utter, emit, let_out, let_loose




27. call - verb

· challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"

Hypernym(s): challenge, dispute, gainsay




28. call - verb

· consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"

Hypernym(s): see, consider, reckon, view, regard




29. call - verb

· rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

Hypernym(s): awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake_up, arouse





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