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Call vs. Tall

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Callnoun

A telephone conversation.

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

Talladjective

(of a person) Having a vertical extent greater than the average. For example, somebody with a height of over 6 feet would generally be considered to be tall.

‘Being tall is an advantage in basketball.’;

Callnoun

A short visit, usually for social purposes.

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

Talladjective

(of a building, etc.) Having its top a long way up; having a great vertical (and often greater than horizontal) extent; high.

Callnoun

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

‘The ship made a call at Southampton.’;

Talladjective

(of a story) Hard to believe, such as a tall story or a tall tale.

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Callnoun

A cry or shout.

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

Talladjective

A cup of coffee smaller than grande, usually 8 ounces. defined as a noun

Callnoun

A decision or judgement.

‘That was a good call.’;

Talladjective

(obsolete) Obsequious; obedient.

Callnoun

The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.

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

Talladjective

(obsolete) Seemly; suitable; fitting, becoming, comely; attractive, handsome.

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Callnoun

A beckoning or summoning.

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

Talladjective

(obsolete) Bold; brave; courageous; valiant.

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.’;

Talladjective

(archaic) Fine; proper; admirable; great; excellent.

Callnoun

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

Tallnoun

Someone or something that is tall.

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Callnoun

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

Talladjective

High in stature; having a considerable, or an unusual, extension upward; long and comparatively slender; having the diameter or lateral extent small in proportion to the height; as, a tall person, tree, or mast.

‘Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall.’;

Callnoun

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

Talladjective

Brave; bold; courageous.

‘As tall a trenchermanAs e'er demolished a pye fortification.’; ‘His companions, being almost in despair of victory, were suddenly recomforted by Sir William Stanley, which came to succors with three thousand tall men.’;

Callnoun

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

Talladjective

Fine; splendid; excellent; also, extravagant; excessive.

Callnoun

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

Talladjective

great in vertical dimension; high in stature;

‘tall people’; ‘tall buildings’; ‘tall trees’; ‘tall ships’;

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.’;

Talladjective

lofty in style;

‘he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying’;

Callnoun

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

Talladjective

impressively difficult;

‘a tall order’;

Callnoun

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

Talladjective

too improbable to admit of belief;

‘a tall story’;

Callnoun

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

Talladjective

of great or more than average height, especially (with reference to an object) relative to width

‘a tall, broad-shouldered man’; ‘a tall glass of iced tea’;

Callnoun

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

Talladjective

(after a measurement and in questions) measuring a specified distance from top to bottom

‘how tall are you?’; ‘he was over six feet tall’;

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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