[ kah, kaw ]

verb (used with or without object)Scot.
  1. to call, as to call an animal toward one; urge forward by calling.

Origin of ca'

Variant of call

Words Nearby ca'

Other definitions for Ca (2 of 7)


Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. calcium.

Other definitions for CA (3 of 7)


  1. California (approved especially for use with zip code).

Other definitions for ca- (4 of 7)


  1. variant of ker-.

Other definitions for ca. (5 of 7)


  1. cathode.

  2. centiare.

  1. Also ca (with a year) about: ca. 476 b.c.

Origin of ca.

(def. 3) <Latin circā

Other definitions for C/A (6 of 7)


  1. capital account.

  2. cash account.

  1. credit account.

  2. current account.

Other definitions for C.A. (7 of 7)


  1. Central America.

  1. Accounting. chief accountant.

  2. Coast Artillery.

  3. commercial agent.

  4. consular agent.

  5. controller of accounts. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ca' in a sentence

  • Not a word now,” cried Longcluse harshly, extending his hand quickly towards him; “I may do that which can't be undone.

    Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • It will be a busy session; and I want to see if I can't become a useful public man.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can't help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible.

    Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • "But I can't stop to argue about it now;" and, saying this, he turned into a side path, and disappeared in the wood.

    Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
  • He can't talk much, though; 'tain't good fur him; his lungs is out er kilter.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson

British Dictionary definitions for ca (1 of 5)


the internet domain name for
  1. Canada

British Dictionary definitions for Ca (2 of 5)


the chemical symbol for
  1. calcium

British Dictionary definitions for CA (3 of 5)


abbreviation for
  1. California

  2. Central America

  1. chartered accountant

  2. chief accountant

  3. consular agent

  4. (in Britain) Consumers' Association

British Dictionary definitions for ca. (4 of 5)


abbreviation for
  1. circa

Origin of ca.

Latin: about

British Dictionary definitions for C/A (5 of 5)


abbreviation for
  1. capital account

  2. credit account

  1. current account

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Scientific definitions for Ca


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