To utter in a loud voice; read over in a loud tone; hence, to pronounce or announce.To attract or demand the attention of (a person or an animal), or arouse, as from sleep, by loudly uttering his (its) name, or some other word or exclamation.To invite or command to come; summon to one's presence; send for: as, to call a messenger; to call a cab.To convoke; assemble; issue a summons for the assembling of: as, to call a meeting: often with together: as, the king called his council together.To name; apply to by way of name or designation.To designate or characterize as; state or affirm to be; reckon; consider.To indicate or point out as being; manifest, reckon, or suppose to be.To select, as for an office, a duty, or an employment; appoint: as, “Paul, … called to be an apostle,” Rom. i. 1.To invoke or appeal to.In shooting, to lure, as wild birds, within range by imitating their notes.To summon into service: as, to call out the militia.To elicit; bring into play; evoke.To bring into action or discussion: as, to call up a bill before a legislative body.To require payment of: as, to call up the sums still due on shares. Synonyms and Call, Invite, Bid, Convoke, Summon, assemble, convene. Call is generic, and applicable to summonses of all kinds. Invite is more formal, and in compliance with the requirements of courteous ceremony; bid in this sense is obsolete or poetic. Convoke, literally to call together, implies authority in the agent and an organization which is called into session or assembly: as, to convoke the Houses of Parliament. Summon implies authority in the summoner and usually formality in the method.and To designate, entitle, term, style.To make a sound designed (or as if designed) to attract attention; demand heed to one's wish, entreaty, etc.; shout; cry.To make a short stop or visit: followed by at, for, or on or upon: as, to call at a house or place, for a person or thing, or upon a person. (See phrases below.)In poker, to demand that the hands be shown.To make a stop or brief visit for the procurement of, as a thing, or the company of a person to another place.To pray to or worship; invoke: as, to call on the name of the Lord.To make a short visit to, as a person or a family, usually for a special purpose.n. A loud cry; a shout.n. An invocation or prayer.n. Demand; requisition; claim, public or private: as, the calls of justice or humanity; to have many calls upon one's time.n. Vocation; employment; calling.n. Specifically A divine vocation or summons: as, the call of Abraham.n. A summons or notice to assemble; a notice requiring attention or attendance: as, the president issued a call for a meeting to be held next week.n. A specific invitation or request, as of a public body or society; particularly, the invitation presented by a congregation (or on their behalf) to a clergyman to become their pastor, or the document containing such an invitation.n. An invitation or request (usually expressed by applause) to an actor to reappear on the scene, or to come before the curtain, to receive the acknowledgments of the audience.n. Milit., a summons by bugle, pipe, or drum, for the soldiers to perform any duty: as, a bugle-call.n. Nautical, a peculiar silver whistle or pipe used by the boatswain and his mates, whose special badge it is.n. The cry or note of a bird.n. In hunting: A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.n. A pipe or whistle for imitating the notes of wild birds and thus luring them within range of the gun.n. An assessment on the stockholders of a corporation or joint-stock company, or members of a mutual insurance company, usually for payment of instalments of their unpaid subscriptions, or for their promised contributions to pay losses.n. A request that holders of bonds which have been drawn for redemption by a government or corporation will present them and receive payment of the principal sums mentioned in them, and whatever interest may then be due, no further interest being payable after the date named.n. In the stock exchange, the privilege (secured by contract and for a consideration) of claiming or demanding and receiving a certain number of shares of some particular stock, at a specified price and within a stated period, orn. the difference of value at the time of making the demand over that specified in the contract, if the price has risen; hence, the document it self.n. Authority; command.n. Occasion; cause; business; necessity: as, you had no call to be there.n. A short visit: as, to make a call; to pay one a call.n. In poker, a demand for a show-down; the show-down itself.n. A brood of wild ducks.n. An obsolete spelling of caul.