English definition of “call”
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