Definition of summon
summoningplay \ˈsə-mə-niŋ, ˈsəm-niŋ\
summonableplay \ˈsə-mə-nə-bəl\ adjective
summonerplay \ˈsə-mə-nər, ˈsəm-nər\ noun
Examples of summon in a Sentence
The queen summoned him back to the palace.
without explanation, the managing editor summoned me to his office
Recent Examples of summon from the Web
Public records show Walgren, a junior at Naperville North, was summoned Jan. 11 to meet with Dean Stephen Madden and Heun, who is assigned to the campus.
Bartender Aaron Melendrez crafts cocktails that summon the flavors of the Baja countryside.
Last year, Anderson was tied with Zawaski after 27 holes and fell behind by two on the back nine when the lightning horn summoned golfers off Springbrook.
The murders rocked the small island and summoned a wave of law enforcement authorities from the United States to conduct the investigation.
These panopticon-like cylindrical towers would sit at the center of cities, where drones could be summoned for deliveries.
While students stretched and exercised and one spirited senior piped up about her graduation party later that afternoon, Dan Butler walked in and summoned the students together.
Take one common specter regularly summoned: the U.S. Federal Reserve.
May reportedly trespassed onto the site and triggered a security alarm, which summoned deputies.
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Origin and Etymology of summon
Synonym Discussion of summon
SUMMON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of summon for English Language Learners
: to order (someone) to come to a place
: to order (someone) to appear in a court of law
: to ask for (someone or something) to come : to send or call for (someone or something)
SUMMON Defined for Kids
Definition of summon for Students
Legal Definition of summon
: to command by service of a summons to appear in court
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