Sunday, January 25, 2009

Definition of "Call"

Welcome to a brand new blog dedicated to the world of free calling!! Ok, many of you might say, “There are already so many blogs out there on the topic!! Please not just another one!!”

The idea of this blog however, is to develop a dynamic blog. Any of my readers are invited to apply to post whatever you would like to write on the subject, critical or otherwise. Of course, all posts will be screened, so, spammers & scammers, no chances here!!

So that we can have a direct definition of “call”, let’s have a look at some defining examples …


As a Noun

1. Concerning a telephone connection; "she complained about several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to New York"; "the phone was ringing but he didn't want to take the call because he was too tired"; "he placed a free call to his uncle in Paris".
2. A special appointment (as if from a divine source) to follow a particular course of action; "she was disappointed that he had not heard the Call to go out and heal the sick".
3. A loud pronouncement; as in a protest or cheer; "the preacher was interrupted by loud calls from the audience".
4. The assertion of a claim, especially in the phrase "the call of duty".
5. A typical sound produced by many birds; "the call of the birds echoed throughout the valley".
6. A planned or surprise social visit: "the doctor refuses to make house calls to patients sick with contagious diseases".
7. The showing of hands during a card game; "after two raises there was a call".
8. A request; "the audience called for an encore of the song"; "not many free calls for righteousness".
9. A decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was kicked off the field because he disagreed with the call".

As a Verb

1. The giving of a name; "They called their son David"; "The new building was called after the famous war hero".
2. A form to communicate by telephone; "I called you all night, but nobody answered"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning".
3. To command, order request someone to come; "She was called to the principal's office"; "Call the police!"
4. To issue a loud utterance; "she cried out with pain when she twisted her ankle"; "I called for her to come home, but she couldn't hear me".
5. Briefly visiting on short notice; "The mayor likes to call in on favorite supporters".
6. To order a meeting, invite or command someone to meet; "The meeting was called to discuss the financial status of the company"; "The new boss prefers to call meetings every week".
7. To stop or postpone because of bad weather or other unexpected reasons; "the football game was called due to the sudden snowstorm".
8. The reading aloud of names in class or gatherings; "Call roll".

So you see, “call” can be defined in a multitude of ways. So let’s see who of my readers can come up with some new definitions and ideas on the subject!!

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