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.
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.
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.
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.
Subscribers then have one of three options: play one of six customized messages for the caller; send the caller to the ICM Web-based voicemail system -- subscribers can receive this voicemail directly from the Internet; or ignore the call which simply allows the call to continue ringing.
According to USA Today, the average cost of the first minute of a call to the United States from China is $2.
To route calls effectively, an application needs to obtain enough information about the call to decide where it should be sent.
Organizations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and North and South America have chosen Priority Call to deliver applications and services that meet the growing demand for sophisticated communications in new and evolving telecommunications networks.