muster suggests a calling up of a number of things that form a group in order that they may be exhibited, displayed, or utilized as a whole.
mustered the troops
He called to passersby for help.
She called up to her husband, who was at the top of the stairs.
Her husband called back down to her.
She saw her friends across the street and called over to them.
He called her name in his sleep.
The birds were calling as the sun rose.
I call once a week to talk to my parents.
Where are you calling from?
May I say who's calling?
I try to call my parents at least once a week. Noun
A local call costs less than a long-distance or an international call.
If there are any calls for me during the meeting, say that I'll call back later.
I got a call from my brother last night.
He gave a call to passersby for help.
We heard a bird that had a very loud and unusual call.
He's an expert at doing bird calls.
He has a large collection of duck calls.
the call of a trumpet
The government has issued a call to its supporters to defend it and hopes they will answer its call.
The campaigners renewed their calls for reform. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
It’s a pay-to-play world whether anyone wants to call it that or not, and Auburn has fist-fulls of sweaty cash ready for the poker table that is handing over thousands of dollars to teenage boys based on their athletic potential.
Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 28 Nov. 2022 Clades are known, in essence, by what scientists call them in scientific papers.
Helen Branswell, STAT, 28 Nov. 2022 Jedy Cordilia gently objected to the label, asking Engelstad to call them forwards.
Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 28 Nov. 2022 So yeah, even if Die Hard’s (very) Christmas setting isn’t enough to call it a Christmas movie, its themes have Christmas written all over them like blood on a white shirt.
Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 28 Nov. 2022 Fuentes, who attended the bloody far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, is best known for running a white nationalist youth organization known as America First, whose adherents call themselves groypers or the Groyper Army.
Alan Feuer, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Nov. 2022 By late afternoon, people started to call me after seeing my phone number on the fliers.
Kellie Cummings, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2022 Get a pre-trip inspection to ensure your vehicle is ready for the road, as AAA predicts over 400,000 travelers in the country will call them for roadside assistance.The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2022 Some viewers are starting to take notice of amnesia plots – and call them out.
Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2022
Once speech crosses the line, the department becomes alerted to it, senior officials on the call said.
Luke Barr, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2022 Consumers making more than $100,000 a year drove spending over the holiday weekend, Shay said on a call with reporters Tuesday.
Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 29 Nov. 2022 Montgomery police and fire medics responded to the 3900 block of Woodley Road around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on a call of a person shot, said Sgt.
Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 28 Nov. 2022 Cohen told analysts on an earnings call that suppliers and customers wanted a single point of contact.
Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Nov. 2022 Also on the call was Gilbert Higley coach Eddy Zubey, who has one of the top 2025 quarterback recruits in the nation in Jamar Malone II, who has carried the Knights to the 5A semifinal this week.
Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 28 Nov. 2022 On that call, Trudeau reportedly informed the president that his government had a plan to end the protests and blockades.
Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 26 Nov. 2022 Chapek’s performance on that call, and a follow-up memo to staff, is believed to have led to his eventual ouster by the Disney board.
Michael Schneider, Variety, 25 Nov. 2022 Under the terms of this interim agreement, for the 2022-23 snow and ice removal season – which runs from Dec. 3 through April 16 – bargaining unit employees assigned to mandatory snow and ice removal duties will receive $7 an hour for on-call pay.
Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 23 Nov. 2022 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English, from Old Norse kalla; akin to Old English hildecalla battle herald, Old High German kallōn to talk loudly, Old Church Slavonic glasŭ voice
: to demand payment of especially by formal notice
call a loan
: to demand presentation of (as a bond or option) for redemption
A security issuer may call a security only if calling it is previously provided for, as, for example, in the indenture for a bond or in the stock agreement for preferred stock. The issuer usually pays the holder a premium for a called security.