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. a person's reputation; " he wanted to protect his good name"
  12. assign a specified, proper name to; " They named their son David"; " The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  13. mention and identify by name; " name your accomplices!"
  14. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.
  15. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.
  16. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.
  17. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
  18. A person, an individual.
  19. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
  20. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding.
  21. To designate ( a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
  22. Personal names, given or surname, as cultural characteristics, as ethnological or religious patterns, as indications of the geographic distribution of families and inbreeding, etc. Analysis of isonymy, the quality of having the same or similar names, is useful in the study of population genetics. NAMES is used also for the history of names or name changes of corporate bodies, such as medical societies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, etc.
  23. 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.
  24. To give a special term or title to; nominate; specify; mention by a title.
  25. 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.
  26. To give a name to: to designate: to speak of by name: to nominate.
  27. NAMER.
  28. That by which a person or thing is called; title; reputation; behalf.
  29. To give a name to; designate by name. Without a name; obscure.
  30. To give a name to; call by name; nominate.
  31. The word by which a person or thing is called or known; title; reputation.
  32. 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.
  33. To give an appellation to; to speak of by name; to mention; to designate.
  34. 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.
  35. 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