1 : a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
2 : a telephone connection
1 : give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
2 : assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
3 : pay a brief visit
4 : make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
5 : greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name