Visit vs. Call

Visit vs. Call — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Visit and Call

Visitverb

To go to see or spend time with (someone); call on socially

visit friends.

Callverb

To say in a loud voice; announce

called my name from across the street.calling out numbers.

Visitverb

To go to see in order to aid or console

visit the sick and dying.

Callverb

To demand or ask for the presence of

called the children to dinner.call the police.

Visitverb

To stay with (someone) as a guest.

Callverb

To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke

call the legislature into session.
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Visitverb

To go to see in an official or professional capacity

visited the dentist.a priest visiting his parishioners.

Callverb

To order or request to undertake a particular activity or work; summon

She was called for jury duty. He was called to the priesthood.

Visitverb

To go to see or spend time at (a place) with a certain intent

visit a museum.visited London.

Callverb

To give the command for; order

call a work stoppage.

Visitverb

To access (a website).

Callverb

To communicate or try to communicate with by telephone

called me at nine.
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Visitverb

To occur to or occupy the mind of

was visited by a bizarre thought.

Callverb

To dial (a telephone number)

call 911 for help.

Visitverb

To consider or discuss

Has she visited that topic on her blog?.

Callverb

To lure (prey) by imitating the characteristic cry of an animal

call ducks.

Visitverb

To afflict or assail

A plague visited the village.

Callverb

To cause to come to the mind or to attention

a story that calls to mind an incident in my youth.

Visitverb

To inflict or impose

In the Bible, God visits his wrath on the sinful.

Callverb

To name

What will you call the baby?.

Visitverb

(Archaic) To inflict punishment on or for; avenge

The sins of the ancestors were visited on their descendants.

Callverb

To consider or regard as being of a particular type or kind; characterize

Let's call the game a draw. I'd hardly call him a good manager.

Visitverb

To make a visit.

Callverb

To designate; label

Nobody calls me a liar.

Visitverb

(Informal) To converse or chat

Stay and visit with me for a while.

Callverb

To demand payment of

call a loan.

Visitnoun

The act or an instance of visiting a person or place.

Callverb

To require the presentation of (a bond) for redemption before maturity.

Visitnoun

A stay or sojourn as a guest.

Callverb

To force the sale of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a call option.

Visitverb

(transitive) To habitually go to (someone in distress, sickness etc.) to comfort them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.)

Callverb

To stop or postpone (a game) because of bad weather, darkness, or other adverse conditions.

Visitverb

To go and meet (a person) as an act of friendliness or sociability.

Callverb

To declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

call a runner out.call a penalty for holding.

Visitverb

(transitive) Of God: to appear to (someone) to comfort, bless, or chastise or punish them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.)

Callverb

To indicate a decision in regard to

calling balls and strikes.called a close play at home plate.

Visitverb

To punish, to inflict harm upon (someone or something).

Callverb

To give the orders or signals for

a quarterback who called a poor play.

Visitverb

(transitive) Of a sickness, misfortune etc.: to afflict (someone).

Callverb

To describe the intended outcome of (one's billiard shot) before playing.

Visitverb

(transitive) To inflict punishment, vengeance for (an offense) on or upon someone.

Callverb

In poker, to place a bet equal to (the preceding bet or bettor).

Visitverb

(transitive) To go to (a shrine, temple etc.) for worship. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.)

Callverb

To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict

It is often difficult to call the outcome of an election.

Visitverb

(transitive) To go to (a place) for pleasure, on an errand, etc.

Callverb

To challenge the truthfulness or genuineness of

called the debater on a question of fact.

Visitnoun

A single act of visiting.

Callverb

To shout directions in rhythm for (a square dance).

Visitnoun

A meeting with a doctor at their surgery or the doctor's at one's home.

Callverb

To speak loudly; shout

a swimmer who was calling for help.

Visitnoun

the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time;

he dropped by for a visit

Callverb

To utter a characteristic cry. Used of an animal

geese calling in the early morning.

Visitnoun

a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice;

he scheduled a visit to the dentist

Callverb

To communicate or try to communicate with someone by telephone

I called twice, but no one answered.

Visitnoun

the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)

Callverb

To pay a short visit

We called to pay our respects. He called on the neighbors but they weren't home.

Visitnoun

the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity;

a visit to the dentist

Callverb

(Games) In poker, to place a bet equal to the preceding bet.

Visitnoun

a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

Callnoun

A loud cry; a shout.

Visitverb

visit a place, as for entertainment;

We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning

Callnoun

The characteristic cry of an animal.

Visitverb

go to certain places as for sightseeing;

Did you ever visit Paris?

Callnoun

A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure

a moose call.

Visitverb

pay a brief visit;

The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

Callnoun

A telephone communication or connection.

Visitverb

come to see in an official or professional capacity;

The governor visited the prisonThe grant administrator visited the laboratory

Callnoun

Need or occasion

There was no call for an apology.

Visitverb

impose something unpleasant;

The principal visited his rage on the students

Callnoun

Demand

There isn't much call for buggy whips today.

Visitverb

talk socially without exchanging too much information;

the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Callnoun

A claim on a person's time or life

the call of duty.

Visitverb

stay with as a guest;

Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month

Callnoun

A short visit, especially one made as a formality or for business or professional purposes.

Visitverb

assail;

He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly

Callnoun

A summons or invitation.

Callnoun

A signal, such as that made by a horn or bell.

Callnoun

The sounding of a horn to encourage hounds during a hunt.

Callnoun

A strong inner urge or prompting; a vocation

a call to the priesthood.

Callnoun

The strong attraction or appeal of a given activity or environment

the call of the wild.answered the call of the desert.

Callnoun

A roll call.

Callnoun

A notice of rehearsal times posted in a theater.

Callnoun

A decision made by an umpire or referee.

Callnoun

An announced description of a game or race, as by a sportscaster.

Callnoun

A direction or series of directions rhythmically called out to square dancers.

Callnoun

A demand for payment of a debt.

Callnoun

A demand to submit bonds to the issuer for redemption before the maturity date.

Callnoun

An option to buy a certain quantity of a stock or commodity for a specified price within a specified time.

Callnoun

A demand for payment due on stock bought on margin when the value has shrunk.

Callnoun

A telephone conversation.

I received several phone calls today.I received several calls today.

Callnoun

A short visit, usually for social purposes.

I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.

Callnoun

(nautical) A visit by a ship or boat to a port.

The ship made a call at Southampton.

Callnoun

A cry or shout.

He heard a call from the other side of the room.

Callnoun

A decision or judgement.

That was a good call.

Callnoun

The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.

That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.

Callnoun

A beckoning or summoning.

I had to yield to the call of the wild.

Callnoun

The right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event; the floor.

The Prime Minister has the call.I give the call to the Manager of Opposition Business.

Callnoun

(finance) An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.

Callnoun

(cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.

Callnoun

(cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)

Callnoun

A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call).

Callnoun

(computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the original point.

Callnoun

A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.

There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my call was 9.

Callnoun

(poker) The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting.

Callnoun

A note blown on the horn to encourage the dogs in a hunt.

Callnoun

(nautical) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate to summon the sailors to duty.

Callnoun

A pipe or other instrument to call birds or animals by imitating their note or cry. A game call.

Callnoun

An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.

Callnoun

(archaic) Vocation; employment; calling.

Callnoun

A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.

Callnoun

A meeting with a client for paid sex; hookup; job.

Callverb

(heading) To use one's voice.

Callverb

(intransitive) To request, summon, or beckon.

That person is hurt; call for help!

Callverb

(intransitive) To cry or shout.

Callverb

(transitive) To utter in a loud or distinct voice.

to call the roll of a military company

Callverb

To contact by telephone.

Why don't you call me in the morning?Why don't you call tomorrow?

Callverb

(transitive) To declare in advance.

The captains call the coin toss.

Callverb

To rouse from sleep; to awaken.

Callverb

To declare (an effort or project) to be a failure.

After the third massive failure, John called the whole initiative.

Callverb

To visit.

Callverb

To pay a (social) visit often used with "on", "round", or "at"; used by salespeople with "again" to invite customers to come again.

We could always call on a friend.The engineer called round whilst you were away.

Callverb

To stop at a station or port.

This train calls at Reading, Slough and London Paddington.Our cruise ship called at Bristol Harbour.

Callverb

(heading) To name, identify or describe.

Callverb

(ditransitive) To name or refer to.

Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please call me Al.

Callverb

(in passive) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.

I'm called John.A very tall building is called a skyscraper.

Callverb

(transitive) To predict.

He called twelve of the last three recessions.

Callverb

To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact.

They call the distance ten miles.That's enough work. Let's call it a day and go home.

Callverb

(obsolete) To disclose the class or character of; to identify.

Callverb

Direct or indirect use of the voice.

Callverb

(cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.

Callverb

(of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions).

Callverb

To equal the same amount that other players are currently betting.

I bet $800 and Jane raised to $1600. My options: call (match her $1600 bet), reraise or fold.

Callverb

To match the current bet amount, in preparation for a raise in the same turn. (Usually, players are forbidden to announce one's play this way.)

I'll call your 300, and raise to 600!

Callverb

(transitive) To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.

My partner called two spades.

Callverb

To require, demand.

He felt called to help the old man.

Callverb

To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.

Callverb

To demand repayment of a loan.

Callverb

To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.

A recursive function is one that calls itself.

Callnoun

a telephone connection;

she reported several anonymous callshe placed a phone call to Londonhe heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call

Callnoun

a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course;

he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

Callnoun

a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition;

the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Callnoun

a demand especially in the phrase

the call of duty

Callnoun

the characteristic sound produced by a bird;

a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age

Callnoun

a brief social visit;

senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers

Callnoun

a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement

Callnoun

a demand for a show of hands in a card game;

after two raises there was a call

Callnoun

a request;

many calls for Christmas storiesnot many calls for buggywhips

Callnoun

an instruction that interrupts the program being executed;

Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed

Callnoun

brief visit in an official or professional capacity;

the pastor's visits to his parishionersa visit to a dentistthe salesman's call on a customer

Callnoun

(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee;

he was ejected for protesting the call

Callnoun

the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

Callverb

assign a specified, proper name to;

They named their son DavidThe new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Callverb

get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone;

I tried to call you all nightTake two aspirin and call me in the morning

Callverb

ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality;

He called me a bastardShe called her children lazy and ungrateful

Callverb

order, request, or command to come;

She was called into the director's officeCall the police!

Callverb

utter a sudden loud cry;

she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needleI yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Callverb

pay a brief visit;

The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

Callverb

call a meeting; invite or command to meet;

The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'The new dean calls meetings every week

Callverb

order or request or give a command for;

The unions called a general strike for Sunday

Callverb

order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role;

He was already called 4 times for jury dutyThey called him to active military duty

Callverb

indicate a decision in regard to;

call balls and strikes behind the plate

Callverb

stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather;

call a football game

Callverb

read aloud to check for omissions or absentees;

Call roll

Callverb

send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message;

Hawaii is calling!A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling

Callverb

declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee;

call a runner out

Callverb

utter a characteristic note or cry;

bluejays called to one another

Callverb

utter in a loud voice or announce;

He called my nameThe auctioneer called the bids

Callverb

make a prediction about; tell in advance;

Call the outcome of an election

Callverb

challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense;

He deserves to be called on that

Callverb

consider or regard as being;

I would not call her beautiful

Callverb

demand payment of (a loan);

Call a loan

Callverb

give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance

Callverb

greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name;

He always addresses me with `Sir'Call me MisterShe calls him by first name

Callverb

make a stop in a harbour;

The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow

Callverb

make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands;

He called his trump

Callverb

require the presentation of for redemption before maturation;

Call a bond

Callverb

lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal;

Call ducks

Callverb

challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of;

call the speaker on a question of fact

Callverb

rouse somebody from sleep with a call;

I was called at 5 A.M. this morning