llamada

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This was on a daily word site, I have never heard llamada as #1 or #6 & can't find that meaning in any other dictionary. Any ideas?

  1. llamada [n] (blow) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon.
  2. llamada [n] (call, phone_call, telephone_call) a telephone connection.
  3. llamada [n] (entreaty, prayer, appeal) earnest or urgent request.
  4. llamada [n] (call, claim) a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty".
  5. llamada [n] (knock, knocking) the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing).
  6. llamada [n] (knock, bash, bang, smash, belt) a vigorous blow.
  7. llamada [n] (call) a request.
  8. llamada [n] (knock, belt, rap, whack, whang) the act of hitting vigorously.
  9. llamada [n] (parade) a visible display.
  10. llamada [n] (roll_call) calling out an official list of names.
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updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by motley

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Gracias lazarus, I was wondering if it was something like that, but I'm very often surprised to find a new & common meaning to a well known word. Think I's just erase that from my mind.

updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by motley
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The first one is -in my opinion- extremely unusual.
Number 6 is just No. 5 from a psychopath.

This is why I decided to write my own dictionary (even though I'll never finish it): dictionaries never tell you whether a use is required 30 times a day, or it occurs in a novel every 60 years. My little project of dictionary is arranged syntactically, and each group is arranged from frequent to rare, indicating how rare a meaning is in each case.

In my personal -and subjective- opinion, No. 2 is used 90% of the time, followed by 3, 4, 5 and 9 (10% altogether), and after that, the other ones are below 1%. But, of course, I haven't thought my answer carefully, nor have I checked any dictionary (as I always do when I do serious work).

updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by lazarus1907