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  1. call

    • IPA[kɔːl]

    英式

    • v.
      give (a baby or animal) a specified name;have a specified name
    • n.
      a cry made as a summons or to attract someone's attention;a series of notes sounded on a brass instrument as a signal to do something
    • noun: call, plural noun: calls

    • verb: call, 3rd person present: calls, gerund or present participle: calling, past tense: called, past participle: called

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    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. give (a baby or animal) a specified name:

      they called their daughter Hannah

    • 2. have a specified name:

      her companion was called Ethel

      a book called Street Life in London

    • 3. address or refer to (someone) by a specified name, title, etc.:

      please call me Bob

      if he remains quiet she calls him a wimp

    • 4. refer to or consider (someone or something) as being:

      he's the only person I would call a friend

    • 5. cry out (a word or words):

      he heard an insistent voice calling his name

      Meredith was already calling out a greeting

    • 6. cry out to (someone) in order to summon them or attract their attention:

      she heard Terry calling her

      I distinctly heard you call

    • 7. (of an animal, especially a bird) make its characteristic cry:

      overhead, a skylark called

    • 8. shout out or chant (the steps and figures) to people performing a square dance or country dance.
    • 9. make (a particular bid) during the auction:

      her partner called 6♠

    • 10. claim (a specified privilege) for oneself, typically by shouting out a particular word or set phrase:

      I call first dibs on the bathroom

    • 11. contact or attempt to contact (a person or number) by phone:

      could I call you back?

      he called her on Monday but her phone was switched off

    • 12. use a phone to summon (someone or something, especially an emergency service or a taxi):

      her husband called an ambulance

    • 13. order or request the attendance of:

      representatives of all three teams have been called to appear before the Monaco stewards

      I got a letter calling me for an interview

    • 14. bring (a witness) into court to give evidence:

      four expert witnesses were called

    • 15. cause (someone) to have a strong urge to choose a particular way of life or career:

      he was called to the priesthood

      I think teachers, really good teachers, are called to teach

    • 16. announce or decide that (an event, especially a meeting, election, or strike) is to happen:

      there appeared to be no alternative but to call a general election

      he called an emergency meeting to discuss the matter with councillors and residents

    • 17. (of a person) pay a brief visit:

      I've got to call at the bank to get some cash

      he had promised Celia he would call in at the clinic

    • 18. (of a train or coach) stop at (a specified station or stations) on a particular route:

      the 8.15 service to Paddington, calling at Reading

    • 19. (of an umpire or other official in a game) pronounce (a ball, stroke, etc.) to be the thing specified:

      the linesman called the ball wide

    • 20. (of an umpire) declare (a bowler) to have bowled a no-ball:

      he was called for throwing in the match against Hampshire

    • 21. predict the result of (a future event, especially an election or a vote):

      in the Midlands the race remains too close to call

      few pundits risked calling the election for either Bush or Kerry

    • 22. guess (the outcome) of tossing a coin:

      Burnley called heads and won the toss

      ‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or tails?’

    • 23. cause (a subroutine) to be executed:

      one subroutine may call another subroutine (or itself)

    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a cry made as a summons or to attract someone's attention:

      a nearby fisherman heard their calls for help

      in response to the call, a figure appeared

    • 2. a series of notes sounded on a brass instrument as a signal to do something:

      a bugle call to rise at 8.30

    • 3. a direction in a square dance given by the caller.
    • 4. a bid, response, or double:

      the alternative call of 2♠ would be quite unsound

    • 5. the characteristic cry of a bird or other animal:

      it is best distinguished by its call, a loud ‘pwit’

    • 6. a device used to imitate the cry of a particular bird or other animal:

      turkeys in the wild don't sound like most turkey calls

      he bought a duck call at the store

    • 7. an instance of speaking to someone on the phone or attempting to contact someone by phone:

      I'll give you a call at around five

      he stopped returning her calls

    • 8. a brief visit, especially one made for social reasons:

      we paid a call on Ben and his family

    • 9. a visit or journey made by a doctor or other professional in response to a request for help, especially in an emergency situtation:

      the ambulance is out on a call

      the district nurse for the local villages used to make her calls on a bicycle

    • 10. an appeal or demand for something to happen or be done:

      the call for action was welcomed

      a call to all sides to remain calm and refrain from violence

    • 11. demand, need, or reason for:

      there is little call for antique furniture

      there's no call for secrecy anywhere in a free government

    • 12. an order or request for someone to be present:

      he was delighted that so many former players had heeded the call to attend the conference

    • 13. a vocation:

      feeling the call to ministry, I started looking for a Bible college

    • 14. a powerful force of attraction:

      walkers can't resist the call of the Cairngorms

    • 15. (in sport) a decision or ruling made by an umpire or other official, traditionally conveyed by a shout, that the ball has gone out of play or that a rule has been breached:

      he was visibly irritated with the umpire's calls

    • 16. a decision, judgement, or prediction:

      personally, I'm all in favour, but it's your call

      that entrepreneurial instinct may account for his ability to make tough calls when profits are at stake

    • 17. a command to execute a subroutine:

      parameter values may be changed by calls to a special purpose input specification subroutine

    • 18. a demand for payment of lent or unpaid capital.
    • 19. short for call option
    • 20. (in a bar, club, etc.) denoting or made with relatively expensive brands of alcohol which customers request by name.

      try wines by the glass for $5, beer for $3, and call drinks for $8

    • n. the action or sound of calling:

    • the calling of a cuckoo

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    • n. the loud cries or shouts of an animal or person:

    • the calling of a cuckoo

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    • ph. make necessary

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    • ph. make necessary

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    • ph. pay a visit to (someone)

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    • n. an instance of being summoned, especially in order to deal with an emergency or to do repairs:

    • a call-out charge

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    • n. an instance of being summoned to deal with an emergency or do repairs:

    • a call-out charge

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    • ph. pay a visit to (someone)

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    • IPA[kôl]

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    • v.
      give (an infant or animal) a specified name:
    • they called their daughter Hannah
    • n.
      a cry made as a summons or to attract someone's attention:
    • a nearby fisherman heard their calls for help

      in response to the call, a figure appeared

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