He wondered what they had done to call down the colonel's displeasure.
Yet something should be said to break the spell, to call down again this man to the earth.
Every morning about six o'clock I lock the cellar up, and then I call down and warn them so that they shan't be pinched.
"It wasn't a call at all; it was a call down," retorted Sam.
When he has gone there will be one more deceived Biamite who will call down the curse of the gods upon the head of a Greek.
You listen to me—hand that guard a call down when he shows up.
Signal 'full speed ahead' and call down to the firemen for all the steam we can carry.
And, oh, by no levity or petulance of ours, let us call down His anger on our heads.
Had he not power to call down upon an entire household the curse of the gods?
Even with the bleached corpse of my poor boy before me, I cannot bring myself to call down a heavy punishment upon thee.
Old English ceallian "to call, shout," less common than clipian; replaced by related Old Norse kalla "to cry loudly," from Proto-Germanic *kallojanan (cf. Dutch kallen "to talk," Old High German kallon "to call"), from PIE root *gal- "to call, scream, shriek, shout" (cf. Sanskrit garhati "bewail, criticize;" Latin gallus "cock;" Old High German klaga, German Klage "complaint, grievance, lament, accusation;" Old English clacu "affront;" Old Church Slavonic glasu "voice," glagolu "word;" Welsh galw "call"). Related: Called; calling.
Meaning "to give a name to" is mid-13c. Coin-toss sense is from 1801. Meaning "to visit" (Middle English) was literally "to stand at the door and call." Telephone/telegraph sense is from 1889. To call out someone to fight (1823) corresponds to French provoqueur. To call it a day is from 1834.
early 14c., from call (v.). Sense of "a short formal visit" is from 1862.
(1.) To cry for help, hence to pray (Gen. 4:26). Thus men are said to "call upon the name of the Lord" (Acts 2:21; 7:59; 9:14; Rom. 10:12; 1 Cor. 1:2). (2.) God calls with respect to men when he designates them to some special office (Ex. 31:2; Isa. 22:20; Acts 13:2), and when he invites them to accept his offered grace (Matt. 9:13; 11:28; 22:4). In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men, to Jews and Gentiles alike (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Rom. 9:24, 25). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable if they reject it (John 3:14-19; Matt. 22:14). An effectual call is something more than the outward message of the Word of God to men. It is internal, and is the result of the enlightening and sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit (John 16:14; Acts 26: 18; John 6:44), effectually drawing men to Christ, and disposing and enabling them to receive the truth (John 6:45; Acts 16:14; Eph. 1:17).