caller

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj caller fresh "caller fish"
    • adj caller providing coolness "a cooling breeze","`caller' is a Scottish term as in `a caller breeze'"
    • n caller a social or business visitor "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
    • n caller the person initiating a telephone call "there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone"
    • n caller the person who convenes a meeting "who is the caller of this meeting?"
    • n caller someone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice "the callers were mothers summoning their children home for dinner"
    • n caller a person who announces the changes of steps during a dance "you need a fiddler and a caller for country dancing"
    • n caller the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands
    • n caller an investor who buys a call option
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers
    • Caller Cool; refreshing; fresh; as, a caller day; the caller air.
    • Caller Fresh; in good condition; as, caller berrings.
    • n Caller One who calls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When using the first pay telephone, a caller did not deposit his coins in the machine. He gave them to an attendant who stood next to the telephone. Coin telephones did not appear to 1899.
    • n caller One who calls, in any sense of the verb; especially, one who pays a short complimentary visit.
    • caller Cool; refreshing: as, a caller breeze
    • caller Fresh; in proper season: applied chiefly to fish: as, caller herrings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Caller one who pays a short visit
    • adj Caller kal′ėr fresh:
    • adj Caller kal′ėr (Scot.) cool.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. the same as Calver.

Usage

In literature:

THE morning was not gone before Jasper Jay had four callers.
"The Tale of Jasper Jay" by Arthur Scott Bailey
He had left the house only a few moments when a caller was announced for Miss Underwood.
"At the Time Appointed" by A. Maynard Barbour
He was a frequent caller at her London home.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The caller-out for the moment was a curly-headed lad of twenty, with a shrewd, good-humored face.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
Politeness as well as pity impel one to be especially polite to the caller or visitor who is uncongenial, or stupid, or unattractive.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
He had no friends, apparently; certainly he had no callers.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
What was the caller's business?
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
His caller was charmed.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
It is very gracious for a man to rise to greet a caller and extend his hand, especially if the caller is young and ill at ease.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
In preparation for callers he reached for his cartridge belt and holster that hung on a nail and laid them on the table.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
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In poetry:

O luely, luely, cam she in
And luely she lay doun:
I kent her be her caller lips
And jer breists sae sma' and roun'.
"The Trysting Place" by William Soutar
Wha'll buy my caller herrin'?
They're no brought here without brave darin';
Buy my caller herrin',
Hauled through wind and rain.
Wha'll buy my caller herrin',
New drawn frae the Forth?
"Caller Herrin'" by Carolina Oliphant
When ye were sleepin' on your pillows,
Dreamed ye aught o' our puir fellows,
Darkling as they faced the billows,
A' to fill the woven willows?
Buy my caller herrin',
New drawn frae the Forth!
"Caller Herrin'" by Carolina Oliphant
When the creel o' herrin' passes,
Ladies, clad in silks and laces,
Gather in their braw pelisses,
Cast their heads, and screw their faces.
Wha'll buy my caller herrin',
New drawn frae the Forth?
"Caller Herrin'" by Carolina Oliphant
Caller herrin's no got lightly: -
Ye can trip the spring fu' tightlie;
Spite o' tauntin', flauntin', flingin',
Gow has set you a' a-singin'
Wha'll buy my caller herrin',
New drawn frae the Forth?"
"Caller Herrin'" by Carolina Oliphant
Neebor wives! now tent my tellin':
When the bonny fish ye're sellin',
At ae word be, in ye're dealin'!
Truth will stand, when a' thing's failin', Wha'll buy my caller herrin',
New drawn frae the Forth?
"Caller Herrin'" by Carolina Oliphant

In news:

Today, after at CT scan of quarterback Tony Romo, it was learned the Cowboys signal caller has one fractured rib and a small punctured lung, according to doctors.
16 am, a caller reported tools stolen from an E. Whidbey Avenue building.
There could be no play caller in the league as unpredictable as a spinner from the game Twister.
I'd seen the number before on the caller ID screen, but answered the phone, like a dummy.
With all but a few teams having settled on their starting quarterback this season, it's time to check in on how the signal-callers stack up.
Many carbon-credit cold-callers use high-pressure tactics to sell the complex commodity and are now targeting expats in the UAE.
The Eagles long-time signal caller is headed to the Birds' NFC East rival Redskins .
It's an easy enough number - 211 - but it connects the caller to a wide variety of human service providers, such as physical and mental health resources and employment support.
"It's true that I am suing Sirius," Stern told a caller early in the show, adding that he was very reluctant to talk publicly about it.
Photo by Special to Caller-Times/Micah De.
The center says in an announcement that multiple callers reported the animal on a road near Mud Bay at the base of Homer Spit.
Michael Zamora/Caller-Times Kendra Hickman (left) helps Tennyson Mayer fluff up her grass skirt Saturday as members of the Pacific Islanders dance group prepare for their performance at Rockport Seafair.
PHOTO BY EDDIE SEAL/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER TIMES The Dunns added this master bath with a clawfoot soaking tub overlooking the gardens.
PHOTO BY EDDIE SEAL/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER TIMES Living is comfortable at 4891 Ocean Drive, with its open feel with vaulted wood ceilings and a two-way, center fireplace and built-ins.
The caller reported two people on the ground after a crash.
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In science:

Service changes could be both syntactical and structural with different implications on the service callers. Interaction errors are caused by incompatibilities at the communication protocol stack level, security, workflows or timing.
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications
Hence, we develop an in-home tool to implement the interprocedural range analysis, which can traverse the call graph (CG) from the entry function of each thread, and iteratively associate the local variables in the range constraints of callee function with the variables in the caller function and the global variables.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
Although the local range constraints of function worker restrict the possible values of the variables in the subscript expression of a (such as i, j , and step), we are not aware of that the value of step is depend on the thread identifier id which appears in the caller function entry.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
After the signalling messages e.g. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) messages are exchanged between the caller and callee, and the connection is successful, the conversation takes place, in form of audio streams - RTP (Real-Time Transport Protocol) streams - which are sent bidirectional.
Lost Audio Packets Steganography: The First Practical Evaluation
Intuitively, the locati ons ℓ correspond to local reference cells that a function allocates when invoked and are inaccessible to callers.
Dependent Types for JavaScript
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