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
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The group wants Biden to call for bipartisan police reforms next week.—Mabinty Quarshie, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2023 Outside of Celina, Rockhill Capital is also behind the 440-acre Heritage Ranch community in Sherman, where plans call for more than 750 single-family homes.—Dallas News, 2 Feb. 2023 The program makes that call one of best investments in Alaska.—Anchorage Daily News, 2 Feb. 2023 This is because hard seltzer is, at its core, a minimal flavor impact alcohol delivery vehicle and there will always be people and occasions that call for such a thing.—Kevin Mcgee, Rolling Stone, 1 Feb. 2023 Queen Mary 2, widely hailed for its transatlantic crossings, is a wonderful ship to call home.—Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Feb. 2023 Play-by-play voice Kevin Burkhardt and analyst Greg Olsen, who will call Super Bowl LVII Feb. 12, have rapidly developed into an outstanding No. 1 team, maybe the best on any NFL-rights-holding network at this point.—Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Feb. 2023 Neither were given money for food, nor had access to a phone to call family members or friends.—Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al, 31 Jan. 2023 The names remaining unchanged also will help local sports fans to avoid any confusion about what to call some of the local stadiums.—Jason Williams, The Enquirer, 31 Jan. 2023
On her phone call with the Purple One, Prince laid out some ground rules for what would-be studio time with Twain — namely that there was no swearing allowed at Paisley Park.—Lars Brandle, Billboard, 3 Feb. 2023 Tester's announcement follows his call for more transparency from the Biden administration earlier in the day.—David Sivak, Washington Examiner, 3 Feb. 2023 However, during the phone test, our tester and the person on the other end of their call could hear outside sounds.—Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 2 Feb. 2023 This week at the Joburg Film Festival, the streamer launched its first pan-African call for feature films, announcing an open commissioning brief for a slate of 10 films from first-time filmmakers from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa.—Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 2 Feb. 2023 Sound isolation ensures the other end of your call only hears you, as opposed to the truck rolling past you on the street.—Zoë Hannah, Popular Mechanics, 2 Feb. 2023 The White House said in its Tuesday call that bipartisan support for reforms has administration officials optimistic about legislative action to reduce fees.—Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, 2 Feb. 2023 In a press conference following the Celebration of Life service for Tyre Nichols, Rev. Al Sharpton continued his call for justice.—Elise Hammond, CNN, 1 Feb. 2023 When Bridges described the co-opting of woke as a violation during our call, my breath hitched.—Kathleen Newman-bremang, refinery29.com, 1 Feb. 2023 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
: a ruling made by an official of a sports contest
: a temporary transfer of control of computer processing to a particular set of instructions
1 of 2transitive verb
: to announce or recite loudly
called the civil trial list
: to admit (a person) as a barrister
was called to the bar
: 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.
2 of 2noun
: a demand for payment of money: as
: a notice by the U.S. Treasury to depositories to transfer part of its deposit balance to the Federal Reserve bank
: a notice to a stockholder or subscriber to pay an assessment or an installment of subscription to capital