call to

call to (someone)

To shout to someone in an attempt to draw attention to oneself. I called to my best friend when I saw her walking down the street, but she had headphones on and couldn't hear me. I had so many grocery bags to bring inside that I had to call to my husband to come help.
See also: call

call to someone

to shout to get someone's attention. I called to Fred, but he didn't hear me. Did you hear me call to you?
See also: call
References in classic literature ?
In the earlier days of freedom almost every coloured man who learned to read would receive "a call to preach" within a few days after he began reading.
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
It had been a call to the blood and to the relaxed will, a passing benediction whose influence did not pass, a holiness, a spell, a momentary chalice for youth.
It was his call to all the world, and all powers and things and two-legged men-creatures, and Steward in particular, and Kwaque, and Michael.
Notwithstanding this, they came on till they were near enough to call to them with a speaking-trumpet, bidding them keep off at their peril.
Nortel gives you the option of logging off and taking the call immediately, routing the call to voice mail, redirecting the call to another telephone number, or answering the call on your PC using VOIP.
In the wrong hands, ANI can provide criminals with personal information about anyone placing a call to them.
If you make a call to a customer with Call ID service, the number from which you are calling may be revealed to the Call ID customer.
Leveraging its existing customer base of over 250 operator partners in over 100 countries, Roamware plans on aggressively launching its Media Call to the global market over the next six months.
The critical first step in any call is to determine what the caller wants to do and then use that information to route the call to the correct destination -- either a live agent or a self-service application.
Call Transfer, which lets users instantly transfer a live cell phone call to a home or office phone.
Video conferencing users utilizing legacy ISDN connections who do not subscribe to the GlowPoint service but are placing a call to a GlowPoint customer may also access the Video Call Assistant if the intended call reaches the GlowPoint gateway.
Members also will have the option to redirect the call to a wireless phone or another line in the home where they can take the call.
Most notable among these differences is the tendency of a packet-switched call to travel a variety of network routes during the call's life, often shifting from moment to moment over multiple IP networks.
For carriers that do not own all of their own PSTN gateways, PeerPoint can enforce timed call termination - particularly useful for prepaid minute resellers that want to dispatch each call to the best available completion partner.