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Beck vs. Call

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Becknoun

A stream or small river.

Callnoun

A telephone conversation.

‘I received several phone calls today.’; ‘I received several calls today.’;

Becknoun

A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, especially as a call or command.

‘To be at the beck and call of someone.’;

Callnoun

A short visit, usually for social purposes.

‘I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.’;

Becknoun

A vat.

Callnoun

(nautical) A visit by a ship or boat to a port.

‘The ship made a call at Southampton.’;

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Beckverb

(archaic) To nod or motion with the head.

Callnoun

A cry or shout.

‘He heard a call from the other side of the room.’;

Becknoun

See Beak.

Callnoun

A decision or judgement.

‘That was a good call.’;

Becknoun

A small brook.

‘The brooks, the becks, the rills.’;

Callnoun

The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.

‘That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.’;

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Becknoun

A vat. See Back.

Callnoun

A beckoning or summoning.

‘I had to yield to the call of the wild.’;

Becknoun

A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.

‘They have troops of soldiers at their beck.’;

Callnoun

The right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event; the floor.

‘The Prime Minister has the call.’; ‘I give the call to the Manager of Opposition Business.’;

Beckverb

To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand.

Callnoun

(finance) An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.

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Beckverb

To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.

‘When gold and silver becks me to come on.’;

Callnoun

(cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.

Becknoun

a beckoning gesture

Callnoun

(cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)

Beck

Beck David Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his experimental and lo-fi style, and became known for creating musical collages of wide-ranging genres.

Callnoun

A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call).

Callnoun

(computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the original point.

Callnoun

A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.

‘There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my call was 9.’;

Callnoun

(poker) The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting.

Callnoun

A note blown on the horn to encourage the dogs in a hunt.

Callnoun

(nautical) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate to summon the sailors to duty.

Callnoun

A pipe or other instrument to call birds or animals by imitating their note or cry. A game call.

Callnoun

An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.

Callnoun

(archaic) Vocation; employment; calling.

Callnoun

A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.

Callnoun

A meeting with a client for paid sex; hookup; job.

Callverb

(heading) To use one's voice.

Callverb

(intransitive) To request, summon, or beckon.

‘That person is hurt; call for help!’;

Callverb

(intransitive) To cry or shout.

Callverb

(transitive) To utter in a loud or distinct voice.

‘to call the roll of a military company’;

Callverb

To contact by telephone.

‘Why don't you call me in the morning?’; ‘Why don't you call tomorrow?’;

Callverb

(transitive) To declare in advance.

‘The captains call the coin toss.’;

Callverb

To rouse from sleep; to awaken.

Callverb

To declare (an effort or project) to be a failure.

‘After the third massive failure, John called the whole initiative.’;

Callverb

To visit.

Callverb

To pay a (social) visit often used with "on", "round", or "at"; used by salespeople with "again" to invite customers to come again.

‘We could always call on a friend.’; ‘The engineer called round whilst you were away.’;

Callverb

To stop at a station or port.

‘This train calls at Reading, Slough and London Paddington.’; ‘Our cruise ship called at Bristol Harbour.’;

Callverb

(heading) To name, identify or describe.

Callverb

(ditransitive) To name or refer to.

‘Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please call me Al.’;

Callverb

(in passive) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.

‘I'm called John.’; ‘A very tall building is called a skyscraper.’;

Callverb

(transitive) To predict.

‘He called twelve of the last three recessions.’;

Callverb

To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact.

‘They call the distance ten miles.’; ‘That's enough work. Let's call it a day and go home.’;

Callverb

(obsolete) To disclose the class or character of; to identify.

Callverb

Direct or indirect use of the voice.

Callverb

(cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.

Callverb

(of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions).

Callverb

To equal the same amount that other players are currently betting.

‘I bet $800 and Jane raised to $1600. My options: call (match her $1600 bet), reraise or fold.’;

Callverb

To match the current bet amount, in preparation for a raise in the same turn. (Usually, players are forbidden to announce one's play this way.)

‘I'll call your 300, and raise to 600!’;

Callverb

(transitive) To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.

‘My partner called two spades.’;

Callverb

To require, demand.

‘He felt called to help the old man.’;

Callverb

To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.

Callverb

To demand repayment of a loan.

Callverb

To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.

‘A recursive function is one that calls itself.’;

Callverb

To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.

‘Call hither Clifford; bid him come amain’;

Callverb

To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; - often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church.

‘Paul . . . called to be an apostle’; ‘The Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.’;

Callverb

To invite or command to meet; to convoke; - often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

‘Now call we our high court of Parliament.’;

Callverb

To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.

‘If you would but call me Rosalind.’; ‘And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.’;

Callverb

To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.

‘What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.’;

Callverb

To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work.

‘[The] army is called seven hundred thousand men.’;

Callverb

To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.

‘This speech calls him Spaniard.’;

Callverb

To utter in a loud or distinct voice; - often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company.

‘No parish clerk who calls the psalm so clear.’;

Callverb

To invoke; to appeal to.

‘I call God for a witness.’;

Callverb

To rouse from sleep; to awaken.

‘If thou canst awake by four o' the clock.I prithee call me. Sleep hath seized me wholly.’;

Callverb

To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; - sometimes with to.

‘You must call to the nurse.’; ‘The angel of God called to Hagar.’;

Callverb

To make a demand, requirement, or request.

‘They called for rooms, and he showed them one.’;

Callverb

To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.

‘He ordered her to call at the house once a week.’;

Callnoun

The act of calling; - usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call.

‘I rose as at thy call, but found thee not.’;

Callnoun

A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.

Callnoun

An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.

Callnoun

A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.

‘Dependence is a perpetual call upon humanity.’; ‘Running into danger without any call of duty.’;

Callnoun

A divine vocation or summons.

‘St. Paul himself believed he did well, and that he had a call to it, when he persecuted the Christians.’;

Callnoun

Vocation; employment.

Callnoun

A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.

‘The baker's punctual call.’;

Callnoun

A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.

Callnoun

A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.

Callnoun

The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.

Callnoun

A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.

Callnoun

The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.

Callnoun

See Assessment, 4.

Callnoun

a telephone connection;

‘she reported several anonymous calls’; ‘he placed a phone call to London’; ‘he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call’;

Callnoun

a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course;

‘he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call’;

Callnoun

a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition;

‘the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience’;

Callnoun

a demand especially in the phrase

‘the call of duty’;

Callnoun

the characteristic sound produced by a bird;

‘a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age’;

Callnoun

a brief social visit;

‘senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers’;

Callnoun

a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement

Callnoun

a demand for a show of hands in a card game;

‘after two raises there was a call’;

Callnoun

a request;

‘many calls for Christmas stories’; ‘not many calls for buggywhips’;

Callnoun

an instruction that interrupts the program being executed;

‘Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed’;

Callnoun

brief visit in an official or professional capacity;

‘the pastor's visits to his parishioners’; ‘a visit to a dentist’; ‘the salesman's call on a customer’;

Callnoun

(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee;

‘he was ejected for protesting the call’;

Callnoun

the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

Callverb

assign a specified, proper name to;

‘They named their son David’; ‘The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader’;

Callverb

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’;

Callverb

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’;

Callverb

order, request, or command to come;

‘She was called into the director's office’; ‘Call the police!’;

Callverb

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’;

Callverb

pay a brief visit;

‘The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens’;

Callverb

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’;

Callverb

order or request or give a command for;

‘The unions called a general strike for Sunday’;

Callverb

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’;

Callverb

indicate a decision in regard to;

‘call balls and strikes behind the plate’;

Callverb

stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather;

‘call a football game’;

Callverb

read aloud to check for omissions or absentees;

‘Call roll’;

Callverb

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’;

Callverb

declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee;

‘call a runner out’;

Callverb

utter a characteristic note or cry;

‘bluejays called to one another’;

Callverb

utter in a loud voice or announce;

‘He called my name’; ‘The auctioneer called the bids’;

Callverb

make a prediction about; tell in advance;

‘Call the outcome of an election’;

Callverb

challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense;

‘He deserves to be called on that’;

Callverb

consider or regard as being;

‘I would not call her beautiful’;

Callverb

demand payment of (a loan);

‘Call a loan’;

Callverb

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

Callverb

greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name;

‘He always addresses me with `Sir'’; ‘Call me Mister’; ‘She calls him by first name’;

Callverb

make a stop in a harbour;

‘The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow’;

Callverb

make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands;

‘He called his trump’;

Callverb

require the presentation of for redemption before maturation;

‘Call a bond’;

Callverb

lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal;

‘Call ducks’;

Callverb

challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of;

‘call the speaker on a question of fact’;

Callverb

rouse somebody from sleep with a call;

‘I was called at 5 A.M. this morning’;

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