Definition of calls

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • calls is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 7
  • calls is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 7
  • calls is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 10

Definition of calls


  • assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. be known as
    2. know as
    3. name
  • make a prediction about; tell in advance (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. anticipate
    2. forebode
    3. foretell
    4. predict
    5. prognosticate
    6. promise
  • order, request, or command to come (verb)

    Examples

    1. She was called into the director's office

    Synonyms

    1. send for
  • utter a sudden loud cry (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. cry
    2. holler
    3. hollo
    4. scream
    5. shout
    6. shout out
    7. squall
    8. yell
  • pay a brief visit (verb)

    Examples

    1. The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

    Synonyms

    1. call in
    2. visit
  • the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. call option
  • a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. margin call
  • a demand especially in the phrase (noun)

    Examples

    1. the call of duty

    Synonyms

    1. claim
  • a telephone connection (noun)

    Examples

    1. she reported several anonymous calls
    2. he placed a phone call to London
    3. he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call

    Synonyms

    1. phone call
    2. telephone call
  • a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. cry
    2. outcry
    3. shout
    4. vociferation
    5. yell
  • greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name (verb)

    Examples

    1. She calls him by first name

    Synonyms

    1. address
  • demand payment of (a loan) (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. call in
  • give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. call off
  • get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone (verb)

    Examples

    1. I tried to call you all night
    2. Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

    Synonyms

    1. call up
    2. phone
    3. ring
    4. telephone
  • the characteristic sound produced by a bird (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. birdcall
    2. birdsong
    3. song
  • make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands (verb)

    Examples

    1. He called his trump

    Synonyms

    1. bid
  • a brief social visit (noun)

    Examples

    1. senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers
    2. the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence
  • a demand for a show of hands in a card game (noun)

    Examples

    1. after two raises there was a call
  • an instruction that interrupts the program being executed (noun)

    Examples

    1. Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed
  • a request (noun)

    Examples

    1. many calls for Christmas stories
    2. not many calls for buggywhips
  • ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality (verb)

    Examples

    1. He called me a bastard
    2. She called her children lazy and ungrateful
  • a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course (noun)
  • a visit in an official or professional capacity (noun)

    Examples

    1. the pastor's calls on his parishioners
    2. the salesman's call on a customer
  • call a meeting; invite or command to meet (verb)

    Examples

    1. The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'
    2. The new dean calls meetings every week
  • challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense (verb)

    Examples

    1. He deserves to be called on that
  • challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of (verb)

    Examples

    1. call the speaker on a question of fact
  • consider or regard as being (verb)

    Examples

    1. I would not call her beautiful
  • declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee (verb)

    Examples

    1. call a runner out
  • indicate a decision in regard to (verb)

    Examples

    1. call balls and strikes behind the plate
  • lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal (verb)
  • make a stop in a harbour (verb)

    Examples

    1. The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow
  • order or request or give a command for (verb)

    Examples

    1. The unions called a general strike for Sunday
  • order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role (verb)

    Examples

    1. He was already called 4 times for jury duty
    2. They called him to active military duty
  • read aloud to check for omissions or absentees (verb)
  • require the presentation of for redemption before maturation (verb)
  • rouse somebody from sleep with a call (verb)

    Examples

    1. I was called at 5 A.M. this morning
  • send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message (verb)

    Examples

    1. Hawaii is calling!
    2. A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling
  • (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee (noun)

    Examples

    1. he was ejected for protesting the call
  • stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather (verb)

    Examples

    1. call a football game
  • utter a characteristic note or cry (verb)

    Examples

    1. bluejays called to one another
  • utter in a loud voice or announce (verb)

    Examples

    1. He called my name
    2. The auctioneer called the bids

See definition of calls in Merriam Webster

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