call in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v call in make a phone call "call in to a radio station","call in sick"
    • v call in summon to a particular activity or employment "Experts were called in"
    • v call in summon to enter "The nurse called in the next patient"
    • v call in cause to be returned "recall the defective auto tires","The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
    • v call in demand payment of (a loan) "Call a loan"
    • v call in take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player
    • v call in pay a brief visit "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You can send a postcard from Hell. There is a small town located in the Cayman Islands called "Hell." They even have a post office
    • Call in to bring in from outside, as the notes in circulation, &c
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.”
  • Philip K. Dick
    Philip K. Dick
    “Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or my music, then in that respect you can call me that I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy.”
  • Enid Bagnold
    Enid%20Bagnold
    “The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age -- what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ceallian; Ice. kalla, Dut. kallen.

Usage

In literature:

To be sure, he did generally call in Montpellier Terrace on the alternate days.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Call in Virginia Harned and the rest of the stock company.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
No one was injured until the troops were called in to disperse the mob.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Or did she think that medicine should be called in after an appeal to Heaven had failed?
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
In its simplest form "call" and "sponse" were what we would call in Caucasian music, solo and chorus.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
The rival party then called in the Spaniards, by whom Arouj was expelled and slain while fleeing at the Rio Salado.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The French general-in-chief was the famous Dunois, then called the Bastard of Orleans.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Her maid wears a cap when she opens the door, and Mrs. William makes her calls in a neat electric.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Was anybody called in question for it?
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Until recent years, what we are now calling the human factor has been notoriously neglected in most social experiments.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
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In poetry:

They called the reserves,
And the national guard,
Joe was in a cell
Overlooking the yard.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
In the summer mountains
From the treetop heights
Cuckoos'
Calls fill the sky
As does my love.
"In the summer mountains" by Ki no Tsurayuki
His deed was a single word,
Called out alone
In a night when no echo stirred
To laughter or moan.
"On A Poet Patriot" by Thomas MacDonagh
But in your every homely word
I heard my unknown kinsfolk call
My roving heart to find its nest
Afar in Donegal.
"The Reason Why" by Anna Johnston MacManus
I will divide my goods;
Call in the wretch and slave:
None shall rule but the humble,
And none but Toil shall have.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The crawling creature, called in scorn
A woman!--with this pen
We sign a paper that may warn
His crowing fellowmen.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith

In news:

A New Mexico dive team was called in to help in the search for 13-year-old Dylan Redwine in La Plata County.
As of Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12:10 a.m. Monroe firefighters extinguished a fire in a detached garage Friday afternoon that was called in by a neighbor.
A fire called in at 6:44 pm Friday damaged one side of a duplex at 2316 McKenzie Ave in Waco and displaced the five people living there.
It fits in my purse, and I scribble all my appointments and calls in there.
Conditions at Julian Carroll Airport, KY. A Kentucky State Police Tactical Team is being called in to execute a search warrant inside the home where a standoff has taken place in Breathitt County.
Ocean County K9 units were called in last night in the area of North Lake Drive at Madison Avenue according to TheLakewoodScoop.com.
But many furnaces and fireplaces aren't ready for the cold just yet, causing many in southeast Wisconsin to call in the repairmen.
Friday night in the Division VI regional semifinals, Mogadore coach Matt Adorni said he wanted to fire himself as the Wildcat coach because he made some real bad calls in the first half.
A car was found floating in the Secaucus Town Swimming Pool Wednesday morning a little before 8 am which prompted responders to call in a dive team and begin pumping out the.
FORT CHISWELL – Virginia State Police have been called in to investigate a shooting involving police in the Fort Chiswell area.
The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club in Miami (www.catalinahotel.com) will be checking its guests out, dismantling its rooms and calling in moving trucks to transport furniture to an undisclosed location.
Harr says a woman called in a panic, claiming to be her granddaughter - and that she'd been riding in a car in Mexico when police stopped her and found drugs.
The blaze, at a Rancho Cordova home in the 4000 block of Birchgrove Way, was called in by the grandmother at 3:10 pm, deputies said.
This show is a mixture of interviews and call-ins, as well as Leo's own thoughts and opinions on current events in technology.
Friday night in the Division VI regional semifinals, Mogadore coach Matt Adorni said he wanted to fire himself as the Wildcat coach because he made some real bad calls in the first half .
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In science:

Instead, the event generator SPRING is called in the grid-mapping method.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
The form of the matrices (θn ), (∂ n ) and ω corresponds to our choice of Zp+1 grading (2.3) which is naturally called in as ”along diagonal” grading.
Generalized Grassmann Algebras and its Connection to the Extended Supersymmetric Models
These polynomial tuples form a module1 called in the literature, the module of syzygies.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
Solutions, satisfying the above conditions (which is already rather non-trivial) are called in the following physically realistic.
Static charged perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
The integer variable ibswrt controls whether BASES should be called in the initialization or not.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
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