1 providing coolness; "a cooling breeze"; "`caller' is a Scottish term as in `a caller breeze'"
2 fresh; "caller fish"
1 a social or business visitor; "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company" [syn: company]
2 an investor who buys a call option
3 the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands
4 a person who announces the changes of steps during a dance; "you need a fiddler and a caller for country dancing" [syn: caller-out]
5 someone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice; "the callers were mothers summoning their children home for dinner"
6 the person who convenes a meeting; "who is the caller of this meeting?"
7 the person initiating a telephone call; "there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone" [syn: caller-up, phoner, telephoner]
EtymologyAgent noun of call.
EtymologyAlteration of calver.
- Fresh (of food,
- Wha'll buy my caller herrin’, / New drawn frae the Forth? (Caroline Oliphaunt, ‘Caller Herrin'’)
Caller may refer to one of the following:
- Caller (telecommunications), a party that originates a call
- Caller (dancing), a person that calls dance figures in round dances and square dances
- Caller to Islam, the Islamic equivalent of a Christian missionary
- Caller, the catalan equivalent of Cagliari
- The Caller, official print publication for Crime Stoppers International
- A software program or procedure that invokes a subroutine
caller in Spanish: Llamante