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King James Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
Personal call
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
Call of God, The
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
Call, Calling
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Effectual call
Greek - call to mind, call to remembrance
Greek - call together
Greek - call for, called
Greek - call in
Greek - call in question
Greek - call, call on, call upon, called, calling, calls
Greek - call
Greek - call, call for, called, calling, calls
Greek - call, called, calling, calls, so-called
Greek - calling, call
Greek - call common
Greek - call in question
Greek - call
Greek - call, called, calling, calls, so-called
Greek - call blessed
Greek - call, call for, call hither, call to one's self, called
Greek - call for
Greek - call, so-called
Greek - call
Greek - call
Greek - call, call to, call unto, called
Greek - call, call for, call to, call unto, called, calling
Greek - call together, called together, calls together
Greek - call attention
Greek - call, called
Hebrew - call for help
Hebrew - call, called, calling, calls
Hebrew - call, recall, recalls
Hebrew - call their to account, calls me to account
Hebrew - call, called
Hebrew - call together, called, called the together
Hebrew - called, call, called and together, called together
Hebrew - call him blessed, call the blessed, call you blessed, called blessed, called her blessed, called me blessed
Hebrew - call to mind
Hebrew - call, called, specifically say

CALL, v.t. Heb. To hold or restrain. In a general sense, to drive; to strain or force out sound. Hence,

1. To name; to denominate or give a name. And God called the light day, and the darkness he called night. Gen. 1.
2. To convoke; to summon; to direct or order to meet; to assemble by order or public notice; often with together; as, the king called his council together; the president called together the congress.
3. To request to meet or come.

He sent his servants to call them that were bidden. Math. 22.

4. To invite.

Because I have called and ye refused. Prov. 1.

5. To invite or summon to come or be present; to invite, or collect.

Call all your senses to you.

6. To give notice to come by authority; to command to come; as, call a servant.
7. To proclaim; to name, or publish the name.

Nor parish clerk, who calls the psalm so clear.

8. To appoint or designate, as for an office, duty or employment.

See, I have called by name Bezaleel. Ex. 31.

Paul called to be an apostle. Rom. 1.

9. To invite; to warn; to exhort. Is. 22:12.
10. To invite or draw into union with Christ; to bring to know, believe and obey the gospel. Rev. 8:28
11. To own and acknowledge. Heb. 2:11.
12. To invoke or appeal to.

I call God for a record. 2 Cor. 1.

13. To esteem or account. Is. 47:5. Mat. 3:15.

To call down, to invite, or to bring down.

To call back, to revoke, or retract; to recall; to summon or bring back.

To call for, to demand, require or claim, as a crime calls for punishment; or to cause to grow. Ezek. 36. Also, to speak for; to ask; to request; as, to call for a dinner.

To call in, to collect, as to call in debts or money; or to draw from circulation, as to call in clipped coin; or to summon together; to invite to come together; as, to call in neighbors or friends.

To call forth, to bring or summon to action; as, to call forth all the faculties of the mind.

To call off, to summon away; to divert; as, to call off the attention; to call off workmen from their employment.

To call up, to bring into view or recollection; as, to call u the image of a deceased friend; also, to bring into action, or discussion; as, to call up a bill before a legislative body.

To call over, to read a list, name by name; to recite separate particulars in order, as a roll of names.

To call out, to summon to fight; to challenge; also, to summon into service; as, to call out the militia.

To call to mind, to recollect; to revive in memory.

CALL, v.i.

1. To utter a loud sound, or to address by name; to utter the name; sometimes with to.

The angel of God called to Hagar. Gen. 21.

2. To stop, without intention of staying; to make a short stop; as, to call at the inn. This use Johnson supposes to have originated in the custom of denoting ones presence at the door by a call. It is common, in this phrase, to use at, as to call at the inn; or on, as to call on a friend. This application seems to be equivalent to speak, D. Kallen. Let us speak at this place.

To call on, to make a short visit to; also, to solicit payment, or make a demand of a debt. In a theological sense, to pray to or worship; as, to call on the name of the Lord. Gen. 4. To repeat solemnly.

To call out, to utter a loud voice; to bawl; a popular use of the phrase.

CALL, n.

1. A vocal address, of summons or invitation; as, he will not come at a call.
2. Demand; requisition; public claim; as, listen to the calls of justice or humanity.
3. Divine vocation, or summons; as the call of Abraham.
4. Invitation; request of a public body or society; as, a clergyman has a call to settle in the ministry.
5. A summons from heaven; impulse.

St. Paul believed he had a call, when he persecuted the Christians.

6. Authority; command.
7. A short visit; as, to make a call; to give one a call that is, a speaking to; D. Kallen. To give one a call, is to stop a moment and speak or say a word; or to have a short conversation with.
8. Vocation; employment. In this sense calling is generally used.
9. A naming; a nomination.
10. Among hunters, a lesson blown on the horn, to comfort the hounds.
11. Among seamen, a whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to their duty.
12. The English name of the mineral called by the Germans tungsten or wolfram.
13. Among fowlers, the noise or cry of a fowl, or a pipe to call birds by imitating their voice.
14. In legislative bodies, the call of the house, is a calling over the names of the members, to discover who is absent or for other purpose; a calling of names with a view to obtain answers from the person named.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Call'". "King James Dictionary".


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