Basic+ Word of the Day: call

call (verb, noun) past tense: called LISTEN

A phone call.

If you call someone, it means that you use a telephone to contact them.

  • I need to speak to you. Can you call me tonight?

If you give someone a call, it means that you call them.

  • Give me a call when you have time.

If you call, it can also mean that you speak loudly because you want someone to hear you. Usually the person isn’t very near you.

  • “Dinner’s on the table!” she called.
  • He called for help but nobody heard him.

If you call someone or something a name, it means that you use that name when you talk about them.

  • My name’s Ronald, but everyone calls me Ron.
  • We call it a sweater, but in the UK they call it a jumper.

In pop culture

Do you know the song “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen? It’s about a girl who meets a boy and she really likes him straight away. Listen for these words in the song: “Hey, I just met you / And this is crazy / But here’s my number / So call me maybe.”

There are other meanings of call.

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