- to call upon to do something specified.
- to call for the presence of, as by command, message, or signal; call.
- to call or notify to appear at a specified place, especially before a court: to summon a defendant.
- to authorize or order a gathering of; call together by authority, as for deliberation or action: to summon parliament.
- to call into action; rouse; call forth (often. followed by up): to summon all one's courage.
Origin of summon
Examples from the Web for summoner
Historical Examples of summoner
Already the summoner and the archers with their prisoner were clear of the house.Sir Nigel
Arthur Conan Doyle
Zra answered to the summoner, and the priest, taking off his hat, saluted her.A Noble Queen (Volume I of 3)
Philip Meadows Taylor
The evil one is sarcastic on the special wickedness of the Summoner.
Thus, if the Summoner had been to a house first, the Friar was likely to suffer.
The Summoner was ashamed to say what he really was, so he said, Yes.
- to order to come; send for, esp to attend court, by issuing a summons
- to order or instruct (to do something) or call (to something)the bell summoned them to their work
- to call upon to meet or convene
- (often foll by up) to muster or gather (one's strength, courage, etc)
Word Origin for summon
c.1200, from Anglo-French, Old French sumundre "summon," from Vulgar Latin *summundre "to call, cite," from Latin summonere "hint to," from sub "under" + monere "warn, advise" (see monitor (n.)). Summons "authoritative call to be at a certain place for a certain purpose" is late 13c., from Old French sumunse, noun use of fem. past participle of somondre. Summoner "petty officer who cites persons to appear in court" is from early 14c.; contracted form sumner is from mid-14c.