Definition of “call” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /kɔːl/
Extra Examples
We were flooded with calls from worried parents.The radio station was besieged with calls from angry listeners.If there's anything else you need to know, just give me a call.Will you excuse me, I've got to make a phone call.Give me a call the next time you're in Seattle.
TELEPHONE also phone call

A2 an occasion when you telephone someone:

Give me a call tomorrow.
I got a call from Sue this morning.
a call for sth

a demand for something to happen:

a call for action/peace

a short visit:

I thought I'd pay Gary a call.

B1 a shout to someone


a sound made by a bird or other animal

sb's call informal

someone's decision about what to do:

I don't mind what we do - it's your call.
call for sth

need or demand for a particular thing:

There's not much call for interior designers round here.
be on call

to be ready to go to work if you are needed, as part of your job

(Definition of “call noun” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)