Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

by the name of

Definition of by the name of

  1. 1 :  used to indicate the name that is used for someone or something <Her name is Susan, but she goes by the name of Sue.>

  2. 2 :  having the name :  named <Do you know a man by the name of James Smith?>



Word by Word Definitions

nameplay
  1. :  a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

    :  a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

    :  a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. :  to give a name to :  call

    :  to mention or identify by name

    :  to accuse by name

  1. :  of, relating to, or bearing a name

    :  appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

    :  having an established reputation


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up by the name of? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!