- An order or telephone call summoning a military unit, the police, or an emergency crew to a specified place.
- a. A distinct area of text separated from the main text of a document to emphasize items of noteworthy attention.b. An item, as in a list, included in such an area or otherwise identified as noteworthy.
(third-person singular simple present calls out, present participle calling out, simple past and past participle called out)
- (idiomatic) To specify, especially in detail.
- They call out 304 stainless steel in the drawing, but the part was made from aluminum.
- (idiomatic) To order into service; to summon into service.
- The Governor called out the National Guard.
- (intransitive) To yell out; to vocalize audibly; announce.
- (idiomatic, colloquial) To challenge, to denounce.
- He was very insulting. Finally Jack called him out and shut him up.
Bus operators are said to "call out" a stop when they announce that it will be the next available stop; synonyms of call out are not typically used.
(plural call outs)
- (UK) An incidence of someone being summoned for some purpose.
- I had to pay for the call out of the plumber after the pipe burst.
- (US) A meeting or rally held in order to find interested participants, eg. for an activity or sports team.
- So many people attended the basketball call out that the coach decided to form 2 teams.