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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. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  4. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; " sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
  5. family based on male descent; " he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
  6. 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"
  7. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; " List the states west of the Mississippi"
  8. charge with a function; charge to be; " She was named Head of the Committee"; " She was made president of the club"
  9. by the sanction or authority of; " halt in the name of the law"
  10. 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"
  11. 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"
  12. a person's reputation; " he wanted to protect his good name"
  13. assign a specified, proper name to; " They named their son David"; " The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  14. mention and identify by name; " name your accomplices!"
  15. create and charge with a task or function; " nominate a committee"
  16. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.
  17. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.
  18. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.
  19. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
  20. A person, an individual.
  21. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.
  22. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
  23. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding.
  24. To designate ( a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. To give a special term or title to; nominate; specify; mention by a title.
  28. 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.
  29. To give a name to: to designate: to speak of by name: to nominate.
  30. NAMER.
  31. That by which a person or thing is called; title; reputation; behalf.
  32. To give a name to; designate by name. Without a name; obscure.
  33. To give a name to; call by name; nominate.
  34. The word by which a person or thing is called or known; title; reputation.
  35. 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.
  36. To give an appellation to; to speak of by name; to mention; to designate.
  37. 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.
  38. To designate or point out by some title; to mention; to specify; to call.
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Usage examples for name

  1. I don't know the name of it. – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  2. So I know your name – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  3. What was his name and what the survivor's?... – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  4. Mrs. Petherwin, that's the party's name – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  5. Why, in heaven's name – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  6. Shall I name her? – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  7. My name wouldn't be- nothing- would it? – Nurse Heatherdale's Story by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  8. 2214. What is her name – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. " That is not my name – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
  10. Her name was Medaine then. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  11. And her name is Arsinoe? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Was her name really Chiltern? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Was that the name – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  14. Blessed be his name – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  15. 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
  16. It wouldn't be right just now for me to give his name – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  17. That there woman, Ant'ny, what was her name – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  18. Is that Jessup's name or not? – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  19. Now you will tell me your name – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  20. For me you name him? – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
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