Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “call”

call

noun [C] (PHONE)    /kɔːl/ US  /kɑːl/
A2 the act of using the phone : I got a call from an old college friend last night . If there are any calls for me, could you write them down next to the phone ? I've just got a couple of calls to make. That decorator you called about painting the house - did he ever return your call? The radio station received a lot of calls complaining about the show's bad language . Before six o'clock, calls are charged at peak rate .Communicating by telephone
(Definition of call noun (PHONE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of call

Definitions of “call” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More