To call upon
Call Call, v. i. 1. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to. [1913 Webster]

You must call to the nurse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The angel of God called to Hagar. --Gen. xxi. 17. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a demand, requirement, or request. [1913 Webster]

They called for rooms, and he showed them one. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

3. To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders. [1913 Webster]

He ordered her to call at the house once a week. --Temple. [1913 Webster]

{To call for} (a) To demand; to require; as, a crime calls for punishment; a survey, grant, or deed calls for the metes and bounds, or the quantity of land, etc., which it describes. (b) To give an order for; to request. ``Whenever the coach stopped, the sailor called for more ale.'' --Marryat.

{To call on}, {To call upon}, (a) To make a short visit to; as, call on a friend. (b) To appeal to; to invite; to request earnestly; as, to call upon a person to make a speech. (c) To solicit payment, or make a demand, of a debt. (d) To invoke or play to; to worship; as, to call upon God.

{To call out} To call or utter loudly; to brawl. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To call for — Call Call, v. i. 1. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; sometimes with to. [1913 Webster] You must call to the nurse. Shak. [1913 Webster] The angel of God called to Hagar. Gen. xxi. 17. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a demand,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To call on — Call Call, v. i. 1. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; sometimes with to. [1913 Webster] You must call to the nurse. Shak. [1913 Webster] The angel of God called to Hagar. Gen. xxi. 17. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a demand,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To call out — Call Call, v. i. 1. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; sometimes with to. [1913 Webster] You must call to the nurse. Shak. [1913 Webster] The angel of God called to Hagar. Gen. xxi. 17. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a demand,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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