What is the
difference between Call and Cull?
What is the difference between Call and Cull? :
Call : (verb)
( 1 ) Say loudly to attract someone’s attention
I thought I heard someone calling.
She called her father for help.
( 2 ) Order or ask someone / something to come to a specified place by shouting, telephoning, writing, etc…summon
Call the fire brigade.
Call the children. It is time for tea.
The doctor has been called to an urgent case.
( 3 ) Make a short visit
She called at our house last night.
( 4 ) Stop at a place
The train on platform 4 is for Kolkata calling at Allahabad and Patna.
( 5 ) Telephone someone
I shall call you again later.
( 6 ) Announce
Order something to take place
We shall call a meeting to be held on Tuesday – The 4th of August 2012 at 4.30 P.M.
( 7 ) Wake someone
Please call me at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning.
( 8 ) Describe or address someone / something as
How dare you call me fat?
Her name is Mamta. But we call her Madha.
He has not got anything published and he calls himself a writer.
( 9 ) Regard as
Consider something / someone to be
I call your behavior mean and selfish.
Call : (noun)
( 1 ) Shout, cry
She came at my call.
( 2 ) Short visit
I paid a call on her last evening.
He has five calls to make this afternoon.
( 3 ) Act of telephoning
Conversation on the telephone
Were there any calls for me while I was out?
( 4 ) Invitation, order, signal, etc…to come or to meet
I am waiting for a call to The Prime Minister’s Office.
( 5 ) Request or demand for something
The President made a call for national unity.
( 6 ) Need or occasion for something
There was no call for such rudeness.
( 7 ) Demand on someone / something
He is a busy man with many calls on his time.
Cull : (verb)
( 1 ) Select or obtain something from various different sources
This information has been culled from various reference books.
( 2 ) Kill a certain number of weaker animals in a herd in order to reduce its size
Deer are culled by hunters.
( 3 ) Reduce the herd in this way
The herd must be culled.
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