a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
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"
make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
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"
a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum
choose by means of a dial; "dial a telephone number"
operate a dial to select a telephone number; "You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"
the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
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"
the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My unc