call Definition

  • 1to use a phone to talk to someone
  • 2to shout or say something loudly
  • 3to give someone or something a name

Using call: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "call" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I will call you later tonight.

  • Example

    He called out my name from across the room.

  • Example

    We decided to call the new product 'Skyline'.

call Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with call

  • to stop working for the day


    It's getting late, let's call it a day and continue tomorrow.

  • call the shots

    to be in charge and make the decisions


    As the CEO, he calls the shots in the company.

  • wake-up call

    an event that makes someone realize the need for action or change


    The pandemic was a wake-up call for many people to start taking their health seriously.

Origins of call

from Old Norse 'kalla'


Summary: call in Brief

The verb 'call' [kɔːl] has several meanings, including using a phone to talk to someone, shouting or saying something loudly, and giving someone or something a name. It is often used in phrases like 'call it a day,' meaning to stop working, and 'call the shots,' meaning to be in charge. 'Call' can be formal, as in 'telephone,' or informal, as in 'holler.'

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