Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
summons

sum·mons

summons

 
 
pronunciation:
suh mnz
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
inflections: summonses
definition 1: a request or demand to do something.
The king issued a summons for payment of higher taxes.She refused my summons to come home.
similar words:
call, citation
definition 2: in law, a notice to appear before a court.
similar words:
citation, process
Word Explorer
See
  law