1. An order or telephone call summoning a military unit, the police, or an emergency crew to a specified place.
a. A distinct area of text separated from the main text of a document to emphasize items of noteworthy attention.
b. An item, as in a list, included in such an area or otherwise identified as noteworthy.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.