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Definition

[n] the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
[n] (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
[n] brief visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's visits to his parishioners"; "a visit to a dentist"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
[n] a brief social visit; "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
[n] a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
[n] a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
[n] an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
[n] the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
[n] a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
[n] a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
[n] a demand especially in the phrase"the call of duty"
[n] a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"
[n] a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
[v] rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
[v] consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
[v] challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
[v] utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
[v] order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty"
[v] order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"
[v] lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
[v] get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
[v] order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
[v] declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
[v] challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
[v] require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
[v] utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
[v] make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
[v] ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
[v] utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
[v] assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
[v] send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"
[v] read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
[v] indicate a decision in regard to (sports); "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
[v] stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
[v] give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
[v] make a demand in card games, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
[v] demand payment of, as of a loan; "Call a loan"
[v] call a meeting; invite or command to meet; "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week"
[v] pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
[v] make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"
[v] greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"

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Antonyms

put, put option