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Definitions of name

  1. make reference to; " His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  2. identify as in botany or biology, for example
  3. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; " sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
  4. family based on male descent; " he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
  5. give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; " Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; " The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
  6. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; " List the states west of the Mississippi"
  7. charge with a function; charge to be; " She was named Head of the Committee"; " She was made president of the club"
  8. by the sanction or authority of; " halt in the name of the law"
  9. a language unit by which a person or thing is known; " his name really is George Washington"; " those are two names for the same thing"
  10. a well- known or notable person; " they studied all the great names in the history of France"; " she is an important figure in modern music"
  11. assign a specified, proper name to; " They named their son David"; " The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  12. mention and identify by name; " name your accomplices!"
  13. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.
  14. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.
  15. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.
  16. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
  17. A person, an individual.
  18. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
  19. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding.
  20. To designate ( a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
  21. The term or title by which a person or thing is called or known; designation; character; reputation; fame; ownership; as, to hold property in one's own name.
  22. To give a special term or title to; nominate; specify; mention by a title.
  23. That by which a person or thing is known or called: a designation: reputed character: reputation: fame: celebrity: remembrance: a race or family: appearance: authority: behalf: assumed character of another: ( gram.) a noun.
  24. To give a name to: to designate: to speak of by name: to nominate.
  25. NAMER.
  26. That by which a person or thing is called; title; reputation; behalf.
  27. To give a name to; designate by name. Without a name; obscure.
  28. To give a name to; call by name; nominate.
  29. The word by which a person or thing is called or known; title; reputation.
  30. That by which a person or a thing is called and distinguished; the discriminative appellation of an individual; reputation; renown; appearance or profession; behalf; family; a noun.
  31. To give an appellation to; to speak of by name; to mention; to designate.
  32. That by which a person or thing is called or designated; reputation; character; that which is commonly said of a person; a person; renown; fame; memory; a race or family.
  33. To designate or point out by some title; to mention; to specify; to call.

Usage examples for name

  1. So I know your name. – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  2. And her name is Arsinoe? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. I don't know the name of it. – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  4. Is that Jessup's name or not? – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  5. My name wouldn't be- nothing- would it? – Nurse Heatherdale's Story by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  6. He did come, and asked the child's name. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  7. Was her name really Chiltern? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  8. It wouldn't be right just now for me to give his name. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  9. For me you name him? – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  10. Was that the name? – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  11. Blessed be his name! – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  12. Shall I name her? – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  13. Mrs. Petherwin, that's the party's name. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  14. Now you will tell me your name? – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  15. Her name was Medaine then. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  16. That there woman, Ant'ny, what was her name? – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  17. What was his name and what the survivor's?... – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  18. Why, in heaven's name! – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  19. " That is not my name. – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
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