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Definitions of name

  1. make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. identify as in botany or biology, for example Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Those of a certain name; a race; a family. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A person, an individual. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Medical Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To give a special term or title to; nominate; specify; mention by a title. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To give a name to: to designate: to speak of by name: to nominate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. NAMER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. That by which a person or thing is called; title; reputation; behalf. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To give a name to; designate by name. Without a name; obscure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To give a name to; call by name; nominate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. The word by which a person or thing is called or known; title; reputation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To give an appellation to; to speak of by name; to mention; to designate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To designate or point out by some title; to mention; to specify; to call. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. he designation of an individual person, or of a firm or corporation. In law a man cannot have more than one Christian name. Rex v. Newman, 1 Ld. Raytn. 062. As to the history of Christian names and surnames and their use and relative importance in law, see In re Snook, 2 Hilt. (N. Y.) 566. thelawdictionary.org
  40. n[=a]m, n. that by which a person or a thing is known or called: a designation: that which is said of a person: reputed character: reputation: fame: celebrity: remembrance: a race or family: appearance, not reality: authority: behalf: assumed character of another: (gram.) a noun.--v.t. to give a name to: to designate: to speak of or to call by name: to mention for a post or office: to nominate: to mention formally by name a person in the House of Commons as guilty of disorderly conduct.--adjs. NAM'ABLE, NAME'ABLE; NAME'LESS, without a name: undistinguished: indescribable; NAME'WORTHY, distinguished.--adv. NAME'LESSLY.--n. NAME'LESSNESS.--adv. NAME'LY, by name: that is to say.--ns. NAME'-PLATE, a plate of metal having on it the name of a person, usually affixed to a door or a gate; NAM'ER; NAME'SAKE, one bearing the same name as another for his sake.--NAME THE DAY, to fix a day, esp. for a marriage.--CALL NAMES, to nickname; CHRISTIAN NAME (see CHRISTIAN); IN NAME OF, on behalf of: by the authority of; PROPER NAME, a name given to a particular person, place, or thing; TAKE A NAME IN VAIN, to use a name lightly or profanely. [A.S. nama; Ger. name; L. nomen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. Word by which individual person, animal, place, or thing, is spoken of or to (mention person by n.; Tom by n., by n. Tom, called; know by n., individually, also by hearsay only; of or by the n. of, called; put one\'s n. down for, apply as candidate &c.; keep one\'s n. on, take one\'s n. off, the books, remain, cease to be, member of college, club, &c.); word denoting any object of thought, esp. one applicable to many individuals (call person nn., describe him by uncomplimentary nn.; give it a n. colloq., mention the drink, present, &c. that you wish); person as known, famed, or spoken of (adore the n. of God; Nelson himself& many great nn. were there); all who go under one n., family, clan, people; reputation (has an ill, a good, n.; has a n. for honesty, the n. of being honest; win oneself a n.; bequeath a great n.; persons of n.; one\'s good n.); merely nominal existence, practically non-existent thing, (opp. fact, reality, deed; virtuous in n.; honour had become a n.); in person\'s n., in the n. of, invoking, relying upon, calling to witness, (in God\'s n.; in the n. of goodness, fortune, common sense), acting as deputy for or in the interest of (in one\'s own name, independently, without authority); n.-child, one named after another (my &c. n.-c.); n. -day, day of saint after whom person is named (esp. of continental sovereigns); n.-part, that after which play is named, title-role; namesake, person or thing with same n. as another (his &c. namesake) [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. Give n. to (after, from), call so-&-so; call (person, thing) by right n.; nominate, appoint (to office &c.); mention, specify, (not to be named on or in same day with, quite interior to); (of Speaker) mention (M.P.) as disobedient to Chair (name!, vb or n., appeal to do this, or to give n. of some person alluded to in speech); cite as instance; specify as something desired (n. the day, of woman fixing date; or wedding). Hence namable a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. Of a ship, includes that of the port of registry. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  44. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The title by which any person or thing is known or spoken of character; reputation;—renown; celebrity; eminence memory; remembrance;- appearance; profession, as a friend in name;—behalf: part authority, as to act in the name of;—a race ; family; — person. Cabinet Dictionary

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