be called sth › to have a particular name: a man called John What's your dog called? Their latest record is called "Ecstasy".
GIVE NAME [+ two objects] › to give someone or something a particular name: I want to call the baby Alex. DESCRIBE [+ two objects] › to describe someone or something in a particular way: She called him a liar. Doctors are calling it an epidemic. ASK TO COME [T] › to ask someone to come somewhere: She called me into her office. He was called to an emergency meeting. SHOUT [I, T] (also call out) › to shout or say something in a loud voice: I thought I heard someone calling my name. TELEPHONE [I, T] › to telephone someone: He called me every night while he was away. Has anyone called the police? VISIT [I] (also call by/in/round) UK › to visit someone for a short time: John called round earlier. call an election/meeting, etc › to arrange for an election/meeting, etc to happen: The chairman has called an emergency meeting. → See also call sb's bluff → See also call it a day