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name

1name

noun \ˈnām\

: a word or phrase that refers to or that can refer to a specific person

: a word or phrase that refers to a specific place or thing

: a word or phrase that refers to a type or group of things

Full Definition of NAME

1
a :  a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing
b :  a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity
2
:  a descriptive often disparaging epithet <called him names>
3
a :  reputation <gave the town a bad name>
b :  an illustrious record :  fame <made a name for himself in golf>
c :  a person or thing with a reputation
4
:  family, clan
5
:  appearance as opposed to reality <a friend in name only>
6
:  one referred to by a name <praise his holy name>
in the name of
1
:  by authority of <open in the name of the law>
2
:  for the reason of :  using the excuse of <called for reforms in the name of progress>

Origin of NAME

Middle English, from Old English nama; akin to Old High German namo name, Latin nomen, Greek onoma, onyma
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with NAME

2name

verb

: to give a name to (someone or something)

: to say the name of (someone or something)

: to choose (someone) to be (something)

namednam·ing

Full Definition of NAME

transitive verb
1
:  to give a name to :  call
2
a :  to mention or identify by name <refused to name a suspect>
b :  to accuse by name
3
:  to nominate for office :  appoint
4
:  to decide on :  choose <name the day of the wedding>
5
:  to mention explicitly :  specify <unwilling to name a price>
nam·er noun

First Known Use of NAME

before 12th century

3name

adjective

: having a well-known name and good reputation

Full Definition of NAME

1
:  of, relating to, or bearing a name <name tags>
2
:  appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production
3
a :  having an established reputation
b :  featuring celebrities

First Known Use of NAME

1598

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