know (someone) by name

Definition of know (someone) by name

  1. 1 :  to know a person well enough to know the person's name She knows all of her customers by name. I took her to a restaurant where the owner knows me by name. The police know him by name.

  2. 2 :  to know a person's name only He said he only knew her by name and didn't know much more about her.

Word by Word Definitions

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

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


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